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Mom’s Best Peanut Butter Bars

January 30th, 2007 by Halli

This great recipe was a favorite of my high school friends, yes – many years ago!

½ c shortening
½ c peanut butter
½ c granulated sugar
½ c brown sugar
1 egg
¼ c water
1 ¼ c flour
¾ t soda
½ t baking powder
¼ t salt
1-6oz pkg chocolate chips
Chocolate Glaze (recipe below)
½ c chopped salted peanuts

Heat oven to 375F. Grease 9” X 13” pan. Mix shortening, peanut butter, sugars and egg thoroughly. Stir in water, flour, soda, baking powder, salt and chocolate chips. Spread in prepared pan. Bake about 20 minutes. While warm, spread with Chocolate Glaze and sprinkle with chopped peanuts. Cut into bars.

Chocolate Glaze
Melt 2 oz unsweetened chocolate and 3 T butter or margarine. Remove from heat and stir in 1 c confectioner’s sugar and ¾ t vanilla. Stir in about 2 T hot water, one t at a time, until glaze is of spreading consistency.

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