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Crunchy Peanut Butter Bars

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Ingredients
  Crunchy peanut butter 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs), softened
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Firmly packed light brown sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Eggs 3
  All purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs), sifted
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Icing sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Semi-sweet chocolate pieces 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (From A 6 Ounce Package)
  Vegetable shortening 1 Teaspoon
Directions

1. Combine peanut butter, butter or margarine and vanilla in a large bowl; beat with electric mixer until well blended; beat in sugar until light and fluffy; beat in eggs, one at a time.
2. Stir in flour and salt just until well blended; spread batter in a greased 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
3. Bake on moderate oven (350°) 35 minutes, or until center springs back when lightly touched with fingertip. Remove pan from oven to wire rack; cool slightly.
4. Drizzle sugar icing from a spoon over still-warm cookies in pan; swirl with bowl of spoon to make a random pattern.
5. Melt chocolate with shortening in the top of a double boiler over simmering water. Drizzle chocolate over top of cookies to make a black-and-white pattern. When cool, use a sharp knife to cut into 36 rectangles. Carefully lift the cookies out of pan with a wide spatula.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Butter
Servings: 
4

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