As a child, I remember my mom making something similar to these cookie bars, but I didn’t have a full fledged recipe. So I pieced together two separate recipes, and the result was just like I remembered those yummy bar cookies.
It’s three layers: the bottom which is like a giant oatmeal peanut butter cookie, then a layer of chocolate, and it’s topped with homemade peanut butter frosting. Yum!
Here is what you need to make it: (modified from Homemade Goodies)
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup peanut butter
Mix together with mixer.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.
When you take out of the oven, sprinkle 1 cup of chocolate chips over the top.
While this cools and the chocolate hardens up, make the peanut butter frosting.
Here is what you need:
1/2 cup room temperature butter
1 cup creamy peanut butter
3 Tablespoons milk
2 cups powdered sugar
Beat peanut butter and butter with mixer, then gradually add powdered sugar and milk alternately.
Beat well, till it is fluffy. If it is too thick, try adding a dab more milk.
These are so rich and yummy, and combine two favorites, peanut butter and chocolate, perfectly!
Hope you enjoy!