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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Peanut Butter Fingers

Years ago we lived in California and a friend of mine brought these wonder peanut butter fingers to a women's meeting. I knew I had to have the recipe. She told me she grew up in Utah and they had these in the school lunches all the time. Remember when the cooks at the schools actually cooked and you could smell rolls cooking and cookies baking at school? It's to bad those days are gone. I didn't grow up in Utah, but my school made wonderful baked goods too. So if you grew up in Utah, you might remember these bars. I think they're kind of like a homemade candy bar, and my family loves them!

Peanut Butter Fingers

1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup quick oats
2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips

Cream shortening and sugar, add egg,peanut butter and vanilla. Add the flour, soda, salt and quick oats mixing well. Spray a cookie sheet with sides with Pam. Using your hands that you've rubbed with oil, spread out cookie dough. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Immediately sprinkle 2 cups of semi sweet chocolate chips over cookie layer. Let cool before topping with glaze. If I'm in a hurry I'll put it in the fridge our freezer.


2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons butter, melted
3 - 4 tablespoons milk

Beat butter, vanilla and peanut butter. Add powdered sugar and enough of the milk to make a nice glaze. Spread over the chocolate chips once they've set up.


Jennie said...

Oh man! I haven't had those in just about FOREVER! Did you make those in your 1/4 sheet pan? Or can I halve the recipe and do that? I don't trust myself with a pan of those around! I loved coming home from school and seeing those sitting on the counter! Made me a very happy kid :)

Traci said...

Oh my goodness! Those look delicious! It's late, and I'm getting a little hungry.
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