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Peanut Butter Fingers Recipe
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Peanut Butter Fingers Recipe

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Always a hit with the teenagers in our house, these rich bars are sure to please the peanut butter lovers in your family. They're great for serving at holiday time.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:60 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 60 servings


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • GLAZE:
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup chopped peanuts

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 136 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 102 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, peanut butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, oats, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Pour into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan.
  2. Bake at 325° for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips. Allow chips to soften for a few minutes, then spread over bars.
  3. For glaze, in a small bowl, beat peanut butter and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Add enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Carefully spread over warm bars; sprinkle with peanuts. Cool before cutting into bars. Yield: 5 dozen.
Editor's Note: Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.
Originally published as Peanut Butter Fingers in Country Woman Christmas 1996, p30

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 136 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 102 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Jan. 31, 2016

"This was a first for me! Chocolate under a peanut butter glaze, yummy! A delicious combination of flavors, followed directions exactly. It is important to let bars cool completely before cutting. As a Volunteer food editor for Taste of Home I enjoy using recipes that I easily have ingredients on-hand!"

Reviewed Feb. 27, 2015

"Good peanut butter flavor and the bar held together quite nicely. Like the others, I think more chocolate is what this recipe needs."

Reviewed Jun. 29, 2012

"Great recipe!! Two people including my own daughter who don't like peanut butter asked for more of these. The only thing I changed was adding a little bit more of the chocolate chips since I had just a handful left in the bag. Next time I'll add an extra 1 cup when I make this for my hubby when he gets back from deployment. Thanks for the recipe!!"

Reviewed Sep. 17, 2010

"Theses are so delicious! The recipe as written is great but for my daughters baby shower I wanted to jazz it up. I used a full 12 oz bag of milk chocolate chips instead of the 1 c. of semi sweet, and instead of spreading the glaze, I used a piping bag to criss cross zig zags over the chocolate. For the final touch I sprinkled mini m&m's on top instead of peanuts. They not only looked incredible, they flew off the tray!! Thanks for a great recipe!"

Reviewed Apr. 16, 2010

"When I saw this recipe I couldnt wait to make it. Today was the day, I split the recipe in half and cut the bars to ship to my out of town hubby for a care package. I am trying to lose a few pounds so I didnt even try them but they smell delicious and look even better. I know he will be pleasantly surprised when these arrive."

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