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These simple bars are a perfect dessert to take to a party or a shower. They are delicious and beautiful!

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

Ingredients

Ingredients for bars:

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup rolled oats

Ingredients for frosting:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons margarine
  • 2-3 tablespoons boiling water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3-4 teaspoons milk

Instructions

  1. Cream together shortening, sugar, brown sugar, peanut butter, and vanilla.
  2. Add eggand 1/4 c. milk.
  3. Add flour, baking soda, and salt
  4. Stir in rolled oats.
  5. Spread in greased 13 x 9" pan.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Cool.

Frosting:

  1. Combine 2 c. powdered sugarand 1/4 c. cocoa powder.
  2. Stir in 3 tablespoons margarine, 2-3 tablespoons boiling water, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.
  3. Spread over cooled bars.
  4. Heat 2 tablespoons margarine. Add 1 cup powdered sugar and 3-4 teaspoons milk.
  5. Drizzle over frosting.