Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

A great way to get kids involved in the kitchen, is by preparing a recipe that will satisfy their sweet tooth. Many children love the opportunity to measure, mix, and bake, and don't even mind the clean up afterward. Try this tasty treat with your kids.

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To make these yummy treats, you will need the following ingredients: 1 cup creamy peanut butter 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter or margarine, softened 1 1/4 cups sugar 3 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup all purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 cups milk chocolate chips

Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixer bowl, beat the peanut butter and butter until smooth, about 1 minute. Add the sugar, eggs and vanilla, and beat until creamy. Blend in the flour and salt. Stir in 1 cup of the chocolate chips and spread into an ungreased 13x9 inch baking pan. Bake for about 25-30 minutes, or until edges begin to brown.

Immediately sprinkle the remaining morsels over the cookie layer. Let it stand for about 5 minutes until the morsels become shiny and soft. Spread the rest of the chocolate chips evenly over the top. Cool completely and serve. Enjoy!

Makes 48 bars.

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