The Best Peanut Butter Bars~
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter
3/4 cup peanut butter - no low fat or no fat stuff here, good old Skippy and the like is what you need
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cream together the butter, peanut butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl. Then beat in the egg.
Combine flour, baking soda, and salt, mix well. Gradually beat flour mixture into sugar/peanut butter mixture.
Spread batter into a greased 13x9 baking pan. I say batter, but what I came out with was more of a dough that I had to pat into the pan.
Bake at 375F for 15 to 18 minutes. Mine did end up cooking about 8 minutes longer than this, so you might want to check for doneness at 15 minutes and go from there.
When I pulled these out of the oven I added a half a bag of milk chocolate chips (I love after Christmas sales!) and spread them all over. Once they've melted a bit you get a yummy chocolate topping! But, I am quite sure these would be wonderful as is.