Here is what the bars look like fresh from the oven.
Let them cool, cut, and enjoy!
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup creamy or chunky peanut butter (I use creamy)
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups (12 oz pkg.) semi-sweet chocolate morsels, divided (I actually used Kroger brand and they were just as good...and cheaper!)
Combine flour and baking soda in small bowl. Beat granulated sugar, peanut butter, butter and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in egg. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in 1 1/4 cup morsels. Press into ungreased 13 x 9 inch baking pan. Sprinkle with remaining morsels; press down slightly.
Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes or center is set. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Chill for a few minutes. Cut into bars.