Monday, December 9, 2013

Favorite Family Recipes ~ Peanut Butter Fingers

I've decided to add a new feature to this blog ~ Favorite Family Recipes. How fun is that? I love collecting recipes (you should see my two recipe book cabinets). So, why not share some of my favorite recipes in my blog? After all, our family recipes are part of our family's history, right?

Today I'm sharing one of our favorite dessert recipes with you. They're called Peanut Butter Fingers – a delicious combination of chocolate, peanut butter, and oatmeal.

Peanut Butter Fingers

The Peanut Butter Fingers recipe was printed in a Relief Society cookbook called "The Best of Everything." Relief Society is the women's organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The Best of Everything Cookbook

This cookbook belonged to my mom. It was published many years ago. On one of the front pages my mom wrote October 9, 1965. So, this cookbook is at least 48 years old.

Here's the page showing the Peanut Butter Fingers recipe.

The Best of Everything Cookbook
Dorrine Head originally shared this recipe in the book. My mom doubled the original recipe so it would fit into a large (approx. 17½" x 11½") cookie sheet.

Aren't these church and/or community cookbooks the best? Inside the covers of these cookbooks we can find tried-and-true family recipes submitted by local cooks.

Peanut Butter Fingers

I love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter. If you're like me, then you'll love the scrumptious topping on these bar cookies – melted chocolate chips swirled with a delicious peanut butter glaze.

Peanut Butter Fingers

Here's the recipe. I hope you enjoy these yummy bar cookies!

Peanut Butter Fingers



1 cup margarine or butter (I use butter)
1 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
2 cups flour
2 cups quick rolled oats
2 eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup peanut butter
Scant pinch salt
1 tsp. vanilla

Chocolate Topping
12-ounce bag semi-sweet chocolate chips (2 cups)
Peanut Butter Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
½ cup peanut butter
3-4 Tbsp. evaporated milk


Blend dough ingredients together using a counter-top or hand mixer. Mix well. Spread on large(approx. 17½" x 11½") cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees until lightly browned, about 20 minutes.

Remove from oven and sprinkle with one 12-ounce package semi-sweet chocolate chips and let stand 5 minutes. Spread melted chocolate chips evenly and drizzle with peanut butter glaze. If desired, swirl knife through chocolate and peanut butter. Cool. Cut in bars and store in airtight container.

If you'd like to print the recipe, simply press the "Print Friendly" button at the bottom of this post.

Thanks for reading!


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  1. Jana, thank you so much for sharing your family recipe! Looks delicious. I saved it to Evernote so I can find it again. FYI the print button link seems to not be working. Look forward to more great recipes!


    1. Hi Valerie,

      You're so welcome for the recipe. It really is one of our favorites!

      Sorry you had a difficult time printing the recipe. I've now added a print friendly button to the bottom of the post. Enjoy!

  2. Love that you shared the photo of the (obviously heavily used) original recipe page! Yes, those community/church cookbooks are the best.

    1. Hi Melanie,

      Oh yes! I've made this recipe a lot over the years. Definitely one of our favorites. =)

      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. This is going into my recipe file right now, and I haven't even tried them yet!

    1. Hi Peggy,

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy these delicious bars. They are divine for those who love chocolate and peanut butter. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. That sounds good, may have to try making it

  5. Yum - peanut butter is my favorite food on the planet. As an aside, thanks to a blog post (I think it was Heather Rojo), I had my mother's famous Tamale Pie recipe etched onto a bamboo cutting board and mailed it off today to my brother and sister for Christmas. Not just the recipe but it is in Mom's handwriting! I can't wait for them to open it.

    1. Oh, what a wonderful idea! I bet your brother and sister will love your gift!




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