Mrs Fields Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

Mrs Fields Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars
Yield: 24 servings

8 md Butter cookies
1/4 c Salted butter; melted

Chocolate layers:
2 1/2 c Milk choc chips(15 oz)

Peanut butter filling:
1 1/2 c Creamy peanut butter
1/2 c Salted butter; softened
3 c Confectioners' sugar
2 ts Pure vanilla extract

*Crush cookies until finely ground. Add butter & mix. Press crumb mixture into bottom of 8x8 baking pan & bake 10 mins. at 325 F. Cool to room temperature. *Melt chocolate. Pour half into pan & smooth evenly over crust. Place pan in refrigerator. Keep remaining choc. warm. *Blend peanut butter & butter together until smooth using electric mixer. Slowly beat in confectioners' sugar & vanilla. Beat until smooth. Spread mixture over chilled chocolate layer. Pour remaining warm chocolate over top & spread smoothly. Chill in refrigerator one hour. Yields 24-36 bars.