Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bar

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
This dessert is the trifecta of all I love.  Peanut butter.  Chocolate.  Oatmeal.  I hope they serve this in heaven.  In the meantime-I'll eat it down here on earth and thanking the inventor of these little goodies, whoever you are!  A friend passed this along to me, some friend-as if I needed this recipe.
Peanut Butter Bars
Cookie Ingredients: 1 c butter (softened), 1 c. sugar, 2 c. brown sugar, 1 1/2 c peanut butter, 3 eggs, 2 t. vanilla, 1 1/2 t. baking soda, 1/2 t. salt, 3 c. flour, 3 c. quick oats
Frosting Ingredients: 4 c. powdered sugar, 1/2 c. cocoa powder, 1/3 c. butter (softened), 1/3 c. boiling water, 1 t. vanilla, 3/4 c. peanut butter
1.  Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease 9x11 cake pan.
2.  Beat butter and sugar for 2 minutes (until fluffy).  Add peanut butter, vanilla, and egg.
3.  In a second bowl mix the flour, baking soda, and salt and slowly add it to the peanut butter mix.  Beat until combined.
4.  Add oats and stir.  Press dough into pan and bake for 12 minutes (center will be puffy).
5.  Whisk powdered sugar and cocoa.  Add soft butter, boiling water, and vanilla.  Beat until glossy.
6.  When cookie is done baking, Heat 3/4 c. peanut butter just until warm and drizzle it over the cookie.  Spread.
7.  Spread frosting over peanut butter.  Let cool and cut into squares.

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