grammygram - Posted January 29, 2004 03:13 AM

Taste Of Home Peanut Butter Bars

1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

1 cup confectioners sugar
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13-by 9-inch baking dish and set aside.

In a mixing bowl, cream butter, sugars and peanut butter. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour oats, baking soda and salt; stir into creamed mixture. Spread into prepared pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 10 minutes.

Combine icing ingredients; drizzle over bars.