Thursday, July 26, 2012

Frosted Peanut Butter Fingers

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I was flipping through a cookbook the other day and found this recipe that used to be one of my favorites to make. Somehow, I had forgotten about it. How does that happen to such a good recipe? Especially one with chocolate and peanut butter?! I was a little disappointed in myself for letting such a thing happen. 

I did of course, get them made, and was so happy. It is such a peanut butter delight! It was the first time for Truckin' Man to try these bars, and let me tell you, he was a fan! The oatmeal layer has a lovely texture, topped with the smooth peanut butter, and finally the chocolate frosting! Yum!



Frosted Peanut Butter Fingers  (Adapted from Taste of Home)

1 c. butter, softened
1 1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1 c. sugar
2 1/2 c. creamy peanut butter, divided **Please see note below
1 egg
1 1/2 t. vanilla extract
2 1/2 c. oats (Quick cooking or regular)*
2 c. all purpose flour
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt

Frosting
3 T. butter, softened
2 c. confectioners' sugar
1/4 c. baking cocoa
1/2 t. vanilla extract
3 to 4 T. milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugars.  Add 1 cup of peanut butter, the egg, and vanilla; mix well.  In separate bowl, combine the oats, flour, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture.  Spread into a greased 15" x 10" baking pan.

Bake at 350 for 13-17 minutes, or until golden brown.  Cool slightly on a wire rack, about 10 minutes. Then spread with the remaining peanut butter. Now, cool completely.

In a mixing bowl, combine the butter, confectioners' sugar, cocoa, vanilla and enough of the milk to get the frosting to the spreadable consistency.  Spoon over the peanut butter layer, then spread. 


*Note: You can use regular or quick cooking oats, but I like the texture better when using regular.

**I have found a note on this recipe stating generic or reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe. I have not tested this, and usually use Jif or Planters Peanut Butter.


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13 comments:

  1. Yum, yum.....yummy. I could eat few of these babies myself:)

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  2. Those sound SO good! I need some of those!!

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  3. MY DAUGHTER HAS WANTED THIS RECIPE FOR YEARS!!! FINALLY I FOUND IT!! THANK YOU FOR HAVING THIS ON HERE!!

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  4. I made these and the center was uncooked. Any suggestions?? I followed the recipe exactly.

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    1. Oh my gosh! I am so bummed to hear that :( I did some research this morning on the recipe, and did find a note that said generic or reduced-fat peanut butters are not recommended for this recipe. With that note, just wondering what kind of peanut butter you used?

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    2. If that doesn't help. I was wondering if you could increase the baking time a little bit?

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  5. WOW! I have a similar recipe...lost in my files somewhere. Yours look soo tasty. Thanks for sharing at Weekend Potluck - please come again soon.

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  6. Your frosted peanut butter fingers look delicious!

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  7. Yum! That extra layer of Peanut butter is probably what puts these over the top. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. This looks fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing it on the Mrs! I've featured it this week, and I'd love it if you shared another recipe this week!

    http://www.mrshappyhomemaker.com/2012/08/makin-you-crave-monday.html



    Crystal

    MrsHappyHomemaker.com

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  9. G'day! I would love to try this now!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Cheers! Joanne
    Viewed as part of Foodie Friends Friday Peanut Butter Party!

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