I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to get this post up. I made these a week ago, and have had the pictures uploaded for almost that long! This is a dessert that is very, very good. Go ahead and tell yourself that they’re good for you. Yeah, you might be lying to yourself, but trust me. It’s worth it. I made these for a family get together for the Fourth of July last year, and I barely managed to grab a tiny little piece before the whole pan was gone. Now whether that means my family is like piranhas or the dessert is good, I’ll leave up to you to decide.
First we take a picture of our ingredients. Then we take another picture because we realized we left out one of the most important ones.
Butter, sugar, brown sugar, 1 egg, vanilla extract, salt, baking soda, flour, oatmeal, chocolate chips, powdered sugar, milk, and peanut butter.
In a mixing bowl, put 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine.
Add 1/2 cup granulated sugar, and 1/2 cup brown sugar. I tried y’alls microwaving the brown sugar advice and it helped quite a bit. Maybe next time I’ll leave it in the microwave longer, but I was kind of chicken.
Cream these ingredients together. And admire my lovely smiley face! Complete coincidence, by the way. I didn’t even see the smiley there until I was uploading the pictures!
Add 1 egg.
Add 1/3 cup peanut butter.
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt and admire my adjustable measuring spoons from Pampered Chef that I may or may not have ordered when I purchased the gift certificate for the contest.
1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and mix all those ingredients together. You’ll have to guess what it looks like because I forgot to take a picture of that step.
Finally, STIR in 1 cup oatmeal
and 1 cup of flour.
Stirred all together, this is what I ended up with.
Grease a 9×13 pan.
Spread your cookie dough in the 9×13 pan. I had to give up and use my fingers to get it to spread evenly. And then I licked them.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes. Mine were probably in the oven for 22-23 minutes, and I wished I’d gotten them out a couple minutes earlier.
The baked cookie part. They were a bit crunchier than I’d have liked… next time, I’ll check them a little earlier.
While the cookie is fresh from the oven, and still very hot, pour on your chocolate chips. The recipe calls for 6oz, but there’s no such thing as too much chocolate so I probably used 3/4 of the bag.
When the chocolate chips have melted, use a knife or a spatula to spread the chocolate over the top of the cookie bar. Then it’s time to make the glaze!
In a small bowl, add 1/2 cup powdered sugar.
1/4 cup peanut butter
And 2-4 tablespoons of milk. Pay attention to that dash. That dash is very important. I made these for the first time when I was like 13… and I messed this part up. I was made fun of to no end and was traumatized for life. Maybe I should blame this incident for why I am 24 and just now learning how to cook. Anyways! Start with 2 tablespoons of milk. Mix it all up… only add more milk if your glaze is going to be too thick… if your glaze is runny, your family will make fun of you, and you won’t cook anything besides Hamburger Helper for 10 years. Trust me on this one.
But back to the glaze.
Stir it all together. This is with 2 tablespoons of milk. It felt a little thick, and I considered adding more. But then I remembered the incident above, and was too frightened to do so. It did end up being a little on the thick side when I tried to put it on, but I made it work.
Spread the glaze over your melted chocolate chips and enjoy!
Peanut Butter Fingers
1/2 c. butter or margarine
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/3 c. peanut butter
1/2 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
1/2 t. vanilla
Stir in 1c. oatmeal
1 c. flour
Spread in greased 9×13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Spread on 6oz of chocolate chips.
1/2 c. powdered sugar
1/4 c. peanut butter
2-4 T. milk
Pour on top of melted chips.