Peanut Butter Fingers Recipe…

Here’s a recipe that we have shared before and is one of our most popular posts. Happy baking!

I honestly joke about this recipe…as I tell people that this tasty treat is why my Honey Bee married me. This is what he had to say…

“Peanut butter fingers.  The words alone cause my mouth to water.  It has been said that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.  Alas, I confess that this is (at the very least partially) true.  Vicki, a.k.a. Queen Bee, found the perfect remedy to open my heart with her peanut butter fingers long ago in our youth.  She recently prepared a batch of these delicious delights – for dinner guests!  Not to worry though.  There were a few put aside for leftovers.  Peanut butter fingers.  Mmmmmmmm…..”

See why I love him 🙂

I have been making Peanut Butter Fingers since I was about 10 years old. I think that originally this was a bake-off recipe in a small paper cookbook that my mother had…I don’t know what happened to that cookbook, but so grateful that I wrote the recipe down when I got married and left home 🙂

This recipe was a favorite for my parents and my brothers. When I got older, Peanut Butter Fingers became Honey Bee’s favorite dessert the first time I made them for him. And needless to say, they became Jennifer’s favorite. It goes without saying that our family goes crazy for the chocolate and peanut butter combo!

I don’t make them that often, as Honey Bee and I would eat the whole pan-full. But as Christmas is upon us…I make these every year. In fact I will be baking these later today! It’s a tradition that has been kept strong for many years in my family. Lets get started!

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Delicious Peanut Butter Fingers. Wonderful and gooey bars with chocolate and peanut butter...it doesn't get any better than that!

Peanut Butter Fingers

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 3 TBS milk

Instructions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees

Grease a 13x9 inch pan

In a large bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg, 1/3 cup of peanut butter and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt - stir in the peanut butter mixture. Mix in the rolled oats. Spread the dough evenly into the pan - patting if you need to.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until the edges are firm. Remove from the oven and immediately sprinkle the chocolate chips in a single layer over the top. Let stand for 5 minutes and then spread the melted chips. Allow to cool. In a small bowl mix together the confectioner's sugar and 1/4 cup peanut butter until smooth. Stir in one tablespoon at a time. Drizzle over the bars (and I prefer to spread this on top of chocolate). Cool. Cut into bars.

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Delicious Peanut Butter Fingers. Wonderful and gooey bars with chocolate and peanut butter...it doesn't get any better than that!I love my vintage mixing bowl. Can anyone offer information of the pattern or other details. I think it may be Pyrex.

Delicious Peanut Butter Fingers. Wonderful and gooey bars with chocolate and peanut butter...it doesn't get any better than that!I used organic oats.

Delicious Peanut Butter Fingers. Wonderful and gooey bars with chocolate and peanut butter...it doesn't get any better than that!Spread and pat the dough into a 13×9 pan…

Delicious Peanut Butter Fingers. Wonderful and gooey bars with chocolate and peanut butter...it doesn't get any better than that!Mixing together the sweet, yummy peanut butter topping…

Delicious Peanut Butter Fingers. Wonderful and gooey bars with chocolate and peanut butter...it doesn't get any better than that!Fresh out of the oven…

Delicious Peanut Butter Fingers. Wonderful and gooey bars with chocolate and peanut butter...it doesn't get any better than that!…and immediately pouring the chocolate chips onto the hot baked mixture.

Delicious Peanut Butter Fingers. Wonderful and gooey bars with chocolate and peanut butter...it doesn't get any better than that!Spreading the melted chocolate chips..

Delicious Peanut Butter Fingers. Wonderful and gooey bars with chocolate and peanut butter...it doesn't get any better than that!…pouring the peanut butter drizzle onto the chocolate.

Delicious Peanut Butter Fingers. Wonderful and gooey bars with chocolate and peanut butter...it doesn't get any better than that!…and lightly spreading the peanut butter goodness 🙂

Delicious Peanut Butter Fingers. Wonderful and gooey bars with chocolate and peanut butter...it doesn't get any better than that!Cut into squares…

Delicious Peanut Butter Fingers. Wonderful and gooey bars with chocolate and peanut butter...it doesn't get any better than that!…and devour!!

Delicious Peanut Butter Fingers. Wonderful and gooey bars with chocolate and peanut butter...it doesn't get any better than that!

Man…these are so good! They are very rich – hence, I don’t make them that often. But when I do, my family feels the love and memories from the past, and thinking of the next time we get to share Peanut Butter Fingers.

Comments

  1. says

    Vicki, Oh My Gosh, these look so delicious!!! I can see why he fell in love with them and you!!!! love those sweet desserts that bring sweet memories!!! xo Lisa

  2. says

    These look so good!! No wonder they are a family favorite ~ and I could go for some for breakfast right now 🙂 Will definitely be baking these! Bwg ~~~

  3. says

    These look amazing!! I can see why they’ve become a family favorite. Pinned for later – I’ve loved every recipe of yours I’ve made! (Btw I love vintage Pyrex! Does yours have little farmers on it too? I think that’s the butterprint pattern).

  4. says

    We collect the same pattern! These look so good, I seriously can’t wait to try them. I need to bring something to a New Year’s party and chocolate and peanut butter are two of my favorite combinations!