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Glazed Peanut Butter Bars

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Ingredients

3/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons water
2 eggs
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1-1/2 cups flour
1-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
GLAZE:
1-1/4 cups milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup butterscotch chips
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

Instructions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a large bowl, cream butter, peanut butter, both sugars and water. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, oats, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Spread into a 15x10x1-inch pan. Bake for 18-22 minutes.

For glaze: In microwave-safe bowl, melt chips and peanut butter, stir. Pour over warm bars and spread evenly. Cool. Yields 4 dozen bars.

Joan Johnson, Geneseo



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