Chocolate and peanut butter…. it's a match made in heaven…. a combination no good for my hips.
These two ingredients, combined in just about any form, have to be my favorite sweet treat, whether it's peanut butter cups, chocolate peanut butter balls with Rice Krispies, cookies, etc.
This recipe comes from my grandma's recipe box; we've made it a couple times now. It's a chewy sweet treat that only requires a small piece, very rich, so one pan will go a long way.
Below you'll find a printable recipe, without photos, for your convenience.
First, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
Add in the egg, and beat well. Add in peanut butter and vanilla, mixing well.
Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir dry ingredients and oats gradually into creamed mixture (or dump everything in like I did and mix).
Spread mixture into a greased 13x9x2 pan.
Bake in moderate oven (about 350 degrees) for 20-25 minutes. Sprinkle top with chocolate chips, and let stand for about 5 minutes. Spread melted chocolate over the top.
For the topping, combine powdered sugar, peanut butter, and enough milk to make a thin icing. Drizzle over melted chocolate in pan.
Cut chocolate peanut butter bars into squares or “fingers.” Serve and enjoy!