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Frosted Peanut Butter Fingers Recipe
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Frosted Peanut Butter Fingers Recipe

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I first learned about these quick crowd-pleasers from a next-door neighbor when I sniffed the delightful aroma of a batch baking. Topped with extra peanut butter and chocolate frosting, the chewy bars became a family favorite that day when she brought us a plateful and shared the recipe. -Leah Gallington Corona, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 36 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2-1/2 cups creamy peanut butter, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • CHOCOLATE FROSTING:
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 to 8 tablespoons milk

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 329 calories, 17 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 228 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in 1 cup peanut butter, egg and vanilla. Combine oats, flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture, beating well after each addition.
  2. Spread into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 13-17 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly on a wire rack, about 12 minutes. Spread with remaining peanut butter. Cool completely.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the butter, confectioners' sugar, cocoa, vanilla and enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Spread over peanut butter. Cut into bars. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Editor's Note: Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.
Originally published as Frosted Peanut Butter Fingers in Quick Cooking September/October 2001, p27

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 329 calories, 17 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 228 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein.

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Reviewed Apr. 21, 2015

"Oh my gosh, you have to try these. Unbelievably good!"

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Reviewed Oct. 14, 2014

"I made these and they were an immediate family favorite! Everyone's been asking me for this recipe! Trust me, they're great! I prefer not to cook them too long to give them a more soft texture."

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Reviewed Aug. 25, 2014

"Followed recipe as is. Perfect combination of peanut butter and chocolate, was quite rich but delicious. Tastes like Reeses-Peanut-Butter cups but without chocolate the whole way around."

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mko
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2011

"Fantastic!"

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