Crumb Top Choco-Peanut Butter Bars

Crumb Top Choco-Peanut Butter Bars

2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
6 oz. (1 cup) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1-1/2 cup quick oats, uncooked
1-1/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla

Grease a 13x9x2 inch pan. Over hot, not boiling, water melt the chocolate chips. In a small bowl combine the oats, flour, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl combine and blend until creamy the butter, brown sugar and peanut butter. Add the egg and vanilla and mix well. Gradually add the flour-oat mixture and beat until well mixed. Pour 3/4 of the dough into a greased baking pan. Spread with melted chocolate. Then dot chocolate with the remaining dough. Bake in 350 degree oven 25 minutes. When slightly cooled, cut into 2 by 1 inch bars.

Makes 48 bars.