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Peanut Butter Fingers…

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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 any more, as Honey Bee and I would eat the whole panful. But as Valentine’s Day is special for our loved ones, I decided to make Peanut Butter Fingers.

Some of the items you need…

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.

2 Comments

  1. Karen Snell says:

    The turquoise and white bowl is Pyrex I believe, had the same ones years ago😁😁😁😁

  2. Lorenda Ann Stevens says:

    Dear Jen and Vicki,
    I was really upset when I couldn’t find my mother’s (passed away 4 years ago) recipe for Peanut Butter Fingers. It was passed onto her from a neighbor more than 70 years ago. So out of curiosity, I looked them up on the internet to see if they popped up. WOW! So many websites have the same recipe; WITH ONE DIFFERENCE from my mom’s to all others. The secret is: use Pet Milk instead of regular milk. Give it a try and compare the two recipes. I tore up my kitchen and finally found mom’s lost recipe card. The lines were worn gone, and years of stains, but it is a treasure of mom’s cursive hand writing and years of use for our family’s favorite cookie. I am going to laminate it for safe keeping. Mom may be gone, but I have her loving touch on that card. Just a wonderful memory I had to share. And tears of love.

    God Bless You Always and Forever,
    Lorenda Lynn-Stevens

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