Peanut Butter Fingers

Today is World Chocolate Day – I know, I know….we all need an excuse to bake something yummy with chocolate.

peanutbutterfingers8I have had this recipe for Peanut Butter Fingers FOREVER.  Don’t remember exactly where I originally got it or from who but it has been years since I have baked these.  Today I cut the recipe in half because I know what would happen if I didn’t.  Like I have said before, I am not really big on sweets but there are exceptions.  These dessert bars remind me of a “not so sweet” Reese’s peanut butter cup which falls into the ‘exception’ category.  I am sure my husband will love them as well.

peanutbutterfingers3This is the recipe cut in half.  The original recipe card is very basic and does not give a very good description of the procedure.

Cream:

  • ¼ cup margarine
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar, firmly packed

 

Blend In:

  • 1 unbeaten egg
  • ¼ cup peanut butter (I used 1 (one) Jif To-Go cup)
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla

Stir In:

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup quick cooking oats

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Spray 8×8 pan with cooking spray. Spread batter evenly in pan and bake until toothpick inserted comes out clean (about 20 minutes).  Place 16 Hershey’s kisses on top and put back in the oven for 1-2 minutes.  Remove and spread chocolate evenly over top.

Combine:

  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup peanut butter (again, I used 1 (one) Jif To-Go cup)
  • 2/4 Tablespoons of milk (I used heavy cream)

Drizzle this mixture over the chocolate.  I put mine in the microwave for a few seconds to make it easier to drizzle.  Cut into serving size pieces (this step of cutting into pieces is really is pointless).

Have a wonderful afternoon….go get some chocolate and celebrate!

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