I'm very firmly convinced that most anything is made better by chocolate or peanut butter. It's even better if you find a way to combine the two. A veritable taste EXPLOSION..or something. Anyway. These are pretty simple to make and taste freaking amazing. Please be prepared for people to fall at your feet and beg for
You're gonna need this stuff.
Into a bowl goes the white sugar, brown sugar and butter. I recommend the butter be room temperature so it's easier to work with. Cold butter is cranky butter.
Cream the butter and sugar together and the egg.
Then add your salt, peanut butter and vanilla. You can use either creamy or crunchy peanut butter, which ever you prefer. I find that the oats add plenty of texture so I use creamy pb here. Mix this all together.
Add the oats and flour.
Grease and flour a 9x13 pan.
Spread the mixture in the pan. This can be a little tricky because the dough is sticky, but I find using a greased spatula helps a bunch. Then pop it into the oven.
While that's baking, lets put together the peanut butter part of the frosting. Mix the powdered sugar, milk and peanut butter together. I'm using crunchy pb for the top (yes, we keep both kinds in our house. We're equal opportunity pb lovers.) because I like the little crunch that it gives, but use whichever kind you like.
Mix it all together. It should be thick, but spreadable. If it's too thick, add a little milk. If it's too thin, a little more peanut butter.
When the dough is done cooking (it'll be a nice golden brown color) pull it from the oven and immediatly toss a cup of chocolate chips on there. The heat from the pan should be enough to melt them, but feel free to pop it back in the oven for a few second if they don't seem to be melting enough. JUST A FEW SECONDS SHOULD DO IT. You want them to be easily spreadable, not a burned mess.
Pour on the peanut butter mixture and spread the two around together. The less you spread, the more marbled the texture will be. I went a little crazy and ended up mixing it all together. It tastes the same but doesn't look as neat.
This is what you're going for. DEELISH!
Let the bars cool completely, then slice and serve. They last for about a week or so, but will probably get eaten before that.
Peanut Butter Fingers
* 1/2 cup butter
* 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
* 1/2 cup sugar
* 1 egg
* 1/3 cup peanut butter
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
* 1/4 teaspoon soda
* 1 cup flour
* 1 cup quick oats
* 1 cup semisweet or milk chocolate chips
* 1/2 cup powdered sugar
* 1/4 cup peanut butter
* 2 to 4 tablespoons milk
Preheat oven to 350°. Cream together butter, sugar and brown sugar. Mix in the egg, peanut butter, salt, vanilla and soda until well blended. Stir in flour and oats and mix everything together. Spread in a greased and floured 9x13 pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven and pour chocolate chips on top. Spread evenly over cookie mixture. Combine powdered sugar, peanut butter and milk, spread over cookie mixture. Let cool and cut into bars.