Friday, March 22, 2013

Friday Food: Frosted Peanut Butter Fingers

I'm still stuck in the land of desserts. Next to chocolate and mint, my favorite combination is chocolate and peanut butter. I've had this recipe for a long time, but hadn't tried it yet. My husband and chief taste tester agrees: this one's a keeper! It comes from an old Quick Cooking magazine.


Frosted Peanut Butter Fingers

1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup sugar
2 1/2 cups peanut butter, divided
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add 1 cup peanut butter, egg and vanilla; mix well. Add oats, flour, baking soda, and salt; mix well. Spread into a greased 15x10x1" baking pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 13-17 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly on a wire rack, about 10 minutes. Drop the remaining 1 1/2 cups peanut butter by spoonful onto the bars, then spread carefully. Cool completely.

Chocolate Frosting:
6 Tbsp butter, softened
4 cups confectioner's sugar
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1 tsp vanilla extract
6 to 8 Tbsp milk

In a mixing bowl, combine frosting ingredients using enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Spoon over peanut butter layer then spread carefully. Cut into bars.

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