Peanut Butter Finger Bars

Pallet and Pantry
by Pallet and Pantry
24 servings
37 min

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 min
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For the Crust
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter smooth-not natural
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 10 ounces bag dark chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter smooth-not natural
  • 6 Tablespoons butter softened
  • 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons half and half
Additional topping
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
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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