Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup Brown sugar -- packed
  • 1/2 cup Shortening
  • 1/2 cup Peanut butter
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tablespoons Water
  • 1 1/4 cups All purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 6 ounces Semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup Salted peanuts -- chopped
  • -----CHOCOLATE GLAZE-----
  • 2 Squares unsweetened chocolate -- 1 oz.each square
  • 3 tablespoons Margarine or Buttter
  • 1 cup Powdered sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons Hot water

Directions

Heat oven to 375. Mix sugars, shortening, peanut butter and egg. Stir in water, flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and chocolate chips. Spread in greased baking pan 13x9x2 in.Bake about 20 min.

Spread with Chocoate Glaze while warm.; sprinkle with peanuts. Cut into bars, 11/2" x 1". Heat chocolate and margarine over low heat until melted; remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat in water, 1 teasp. at a time, until smooth and of desired consistency.