Chocolate Peanut Butter Square Candy

So simple, but looks and tastes like a professional candy treat!

1 16 oz. pkg. refrigerated chocolate chip cookies with or w/o walnuts
3 cups powdered sugar
1 cup peanut butter, creamy or crunchy
2 Tbs. butter or margarine softened
1/4 cup water
1 cup milk chocolate chips
24 pecan halves

1. Preheat oven to 350'. Cut cookie dough in half crosswise. Cut each section in half lengthwise. With floured fingers, press dough in bottom of ungreased 9-inch square pan.

2. Bake at 350' for 16-24 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 15 minutes.

3. In medium bowl, combine powdered sugar, peanut butter, butter and water; mix well. (If necessary, add additional water 1 tsp. at a time up to 1 Tb. until mixture is smooth.)Drop spoonfuls of mixture over baked cookie crust; press evenly to cover crust.

4. Spread melted chocolate chips over peanut butter mixture. If desired, decoratively swirl chocolate with fork. Garnish with pecan halves. Refrigerate 1 hour or until chocolate is set. Cut into bars.

Recipe Summary:
Yield: 2 dozen
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 16-24 minutes

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Recipe Provided By:
Franklin Street Inn B&B
Appleton, WI

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