School Lunch Peanut Butter Bars

1½ c flour
1¼ tsp salt
½ tsp baking soda
¾ c butter
¾ c sugar
¾ c brown sugar
1½ tsp vanilla
1½ c creamy peanut butter (split)
2 eggs
1½ c quick oats

½ c butter (1 stick)
3½ c powdered sugar
2 Tbsp cocoa
¼ c milk
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a small mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter, sugars, ¾ cup peanut butter, eggs and vanilla until light and fluffy. Gradually add the dry ingredients, just until incorporated. Then stir in the oats. Spread onto a greased 11x15" jelly roll pan (cookie sheet). bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes.

The frosting is a two-step process. First, whip the remaining ¾ cup creamy peanut butter until it becomes a lighter color and fluffy. Carefully spread the whipped peanut butter on the pan cookie.

Then add butter to a medium sauce pan and melt it. Add the milk and cocoa. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly. Heat just until boiling. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Gradually add the powdered sugar. Stir until thickened. Pour over the peanut butter and gently spread over the cookie.
Cool completely, and slice into bar cookies.

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