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Frosted Peanut Butter Fingers

 Frosted Peanut Butter Fingers
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
36 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling

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 McCormick® Pure 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 McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 6 to 8 tablespoons milk

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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

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Frosted Peanut Butter Fingers (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • wire rack, about 12 minutes. Spread with remaining peanut butter.
  • Cool completely.
  • 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.
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.