Peanut Butter Bars
|Crunchy peanut butter||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Margarine||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), softened|
|Confectioners sugar||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Brown sugar||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Semi sweet chocolate bits||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|All purpose flour||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Vegetable shortening||1 Teaspoon|
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Put peanut butter, margarine and vanilla in large mixer bowl; beat at high speed until well blended.
Beat in sugar until fluffy; beat in eggs one at a time.
Stir in flour and salt; spread batter in a greased 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking pan.
Bake 35 minutes.
Center should spring back when lightly touched with fingertip.
Remove pan from oven to wire rack, cool slightly.
Combine confectioners sugar with water in small bowl; stir until smooth.
Drizzle from a spoon over the cookies while still in pan.
Swirl with bowl of spoon to make a sweeping pattern.
Melt chocolate with shortening in a small bowl over simmering water.
Drizzle chocolate from spoon over the white glaze, leaving open spots to make a black and white pattern.
When cool, cut into 36 rectangles with a sharp knife.
Carefully lift out of pan with spatula.