These cookie bars turned out to be a success when I didn't even plan on making them. As the story goes, my husband requested some peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips while I was in the middle of making all of our Christmas treats for our neighbors. I asked "Why don't you make some while I make these cookie bars". His willful reply was "But, you make them so much better than I do". Ha! This is quickly translated into the words "I don't really want to make them when you can do it for me."As much as I wanted to come back and say that, I decided to make these, which is a cross between the two. Well, as my luck had it, he liked them better than my peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips. I honestly don't know the source of this recipe as it was hand written from one of my mother's church cookbooks.
Recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Bars:
1/2 cup Butter (softened) or Butter flavored Crisco with 3 tsp water
1/2 cup packed Brown Sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
Cream these 3 ingredients together
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
1/3 cup of peanut butter
1/4 teaspoon of salt
Blend into creamed mixture
1 cup of flour
1 cup of oats
Stir into mixture
Depending on how thick or thin you want your cookie bars. You can bake them in a cake pan or double the recipe and spread out on a large cookie sheet. Bake in a pre-heated oven set @ 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until done. Turn off oven and spread a bunch of milk chocolate chips all over top of cookie bars and put bake into the oven for a few minutes until chips are soft enough to spread all over. Spread them all over and then drizzle Peanut butter topping:
Peanut Butter Topping
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup Peanut Butter
2-4 Tablesoons of milk
* I put the topping mixture in a ziplock sack, snip the end and drizzle a bunch of lines.
Then, I took my butter knife and drew lines with it going the oppostie way which pulls the mixture into a pretty design (as shown above).
I made mine in a small cake pan so these bars look thick (kind of like fudge).