Monday, April 1, 2013

Peanut Butter Fingers

This past Saturday I had the opportunity to watch Young Women’s Conference with the beautiful Young Women in our ward.  It was indeed a great blessing to listen to our Young Women leaders as well as from Elder Uchtdorf.  The talks focused on this year’s theme for our youth, “Stand Ye In Holy Places.”  As a Young Women Presidency we decided to watch the conference at one of our leaders’ home where we could enjoy dinner and dessert, then watch the conference together.  We decided on tacos which everyone loved.  I made the dessert, Peanut Butter Fingers.  Peanut Butter Fingers is one of my families’ favorites and I have always received lots of positive comments about them.  I did share the recipe at one time at a job I had years ago when we were putting together a work cookbook. Unfortunately the recipe I gave them got butchered by being combined with someone else’s recipe that was similar.  It took the best part of my recipe out in lieu of an easier option.  Well, after sharing my Peanut Butter Fingers with the Young Women I have had several requests for my recipe, so I am going to share it here where I know that no one can change it.  I wish I took a picture to add to this, but I didn’t think about it till after it was all eaten.  I had a few pieces left thinking I could take a picture of that, but of course, someone has gobbled that up.

Peanut Butter Fingers

This makes a full cookie sheet worth.

1 cup butter                                       1 cup sugar

1 cup brown sugar                           2 eggs

2/3 cup peanut butter                   2 tsp. vanilla

½ tsp. salt                                            1 tsp. baking soda

2 cups flour                                        2 cups rolled oats

                Mix together butter and sugars.  Add vanilla, eggs and peanut butter and mix well.  Add salt, baking soda, flour and oats.  After all is mixed well press on cookie sheet.  (I use my hands to press on cookie sheet).  Bake at 370 for 10-15 minutes or until top is light brown.  Remove from oven.  While still hot sprinkle chocolate chips on top.  Let sit so the chocolate can melt.  When chocolate is melted use a spatula to spread chocolate all over the top. 

Frosting:   1 cup powdered sugar              2-4 Tbs. milk                      2 Tbs. peanut butter.

Mix in a ball with whisk until well blended.  The frosting should be a little runny.   Drizzle frosting on top of Peanut butter fingers and spread.  Let cool and then cut into bars and enjoy.