Did you know today is National Peanut Butter Day? Or that there even is such a thing? I get daily recipe e-mails from various sites, and today there was an e-mail devoted to it. So, in honor of the holiday I'm sharing a recipe with you for Peanut Butter Fingers. This recipe was shared with me by a good friend over ten years ago and has been a favorite ever since. They disappear like magic every time I take them to any sort of event.
Peanut Butter Fingers
1 c. margarine 2 eggs
1 c. peanut butter (plus additional for spreading) 2 c. flour
2/3 c. sugar 1 tsp. baking soda
1 c. brown sugar 2 c. oats
Cream margarine, peanut butter and both sugars. Add eggs and mix until smooth. Add flour, baking soda and oats and mix just until combined. Spread into a lightly greased 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees 10-12 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes then spread a thin layer of additional peanut butter over the top. Let cool completely.
Once bars have completely cooled, frost with chocolate fudge frosting. Cut into squares and serve, preferably with a very large glass of milk (I say very large because you're likely to eat more than one of these tasty treats!)
Note: I'm typically all about real butter in things, but there's something about using margarine in this recipe...just go with it. You'll be happy you did!
Chocolate Fudge Frosting
1/2 c. butter, softened
1 1/2 c. confectioner's sugar
3 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, melted and cooled slightly
2 tsp. vanilla extract
milk (about 2-5 Tbsp.)
Beat butter and confectioner's sugar until light and fluffy. Slowly add cooled chocolate and vanilla; continue to beat until shiny and smooth. While beating, very slowly add milk just until frosting turns light and fluffy.