OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP PEANUT BUTTER BARS

OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP PEANUT BUTTER BARS - easy treat to throw together and have my favorite foods in one – peanut butter and chocolate!

These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars are an easy treat to throw together and have my favorite foods in one – peanut butter and chocolate!

Serves: 24-30 bars

Ingredients
½ cup butter, softened
½ cup sugar
½ cup packed brown sugar
½ cup creamy peanut butter
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup quick-cooking oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
Icing:
½ cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons milk (more if needed)
Instructions
Preheat the oven to 350° and spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, cream the butter, sugars and peanut butter until light and fluffy.
Beat in the egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, oats, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture and mix well. Spread mixture into prepared pan, pressing down with your hands. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and slightly press them into the bars.
Bake for 18-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Do not overbake! Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
Combine icing ingredients adding more milk if necessary to reach a drizzle consistency. Drizzle over the top. Cool completely and then cut into bars. Store in an airtight container.

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