Peanut Butter Finger Bars

24 servings
37 Minutes

If you’re not familiar with a Peanut Butter Finger Bar-it’s a homemade take on the Butterfinger candy bar. The homemade version usually has several layers-starting first with a crust-then chocolate and finally peanut butter. These bars have been around for as long as I can remember and they have always been a favorite treat to bring to family gatherings and potlucks.


The standard recipe is pretty basic but I decided to take my basic recipe and turn up the volume a bit. So instead of the basic layers, I added more chocolate, along with a creamy peanut butter frosting that I drizzled over chopped nuts and even MORE chocolate bits!

Peanut Butter Finger Bars

Recipe details

  • 24 servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes|Cook time: 22 Minutes|Total time: 37 Minutes

Ingredients

For the Crust

Filling

Frosting

Additional topping

Instructions

To Make the Crust

Preheat oven to 350.
Combine flour, oatmeal, salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl. Set aside.
Combine butter and sugars in a large mixing bowl. Beat until smooth.
Add in egg, peanut butter, and vanilla.
Add in the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Spread mixture evenly into the bottom of a greased 9x13 pan.
Bake the crust in the oven for 20 minutes. Remove.
Sprinkle the entire bag of chocolate chips over the crust. Return to the oven and bake for 1 minute.
Remove from the oven. Use an icing spatula to spread the melted chocolate chips evenly over the crust. Allow to cool completely.

To Make the Frosting

Combine Peanut butter and butter in a large mixing bowl. Beat until whipped consistency. Add in powdered sugar and half and half. Beat until well combined.
Spread the frosting evenly over the top of the bars.
Sprinkle the nuts and chocolate chips over the frosting. Cut bars into squares and serve.
Store remaining bars in an air-tight container.

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