Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Peanut Butter Fingers

Remember back in elementary school, when the cafeteria people actually cooked? Not just warmed up pre-packaged meals, but actually made things from scratch? I always looked forward to tacos ... and peanut butter fingers. Apparently peanut butter fingers are a 'western' thing, because no one out here on the east coast has ever heard of them. And no, they're not a Mormon thing either, since no one in my ward had heard of them either. So, without further adue, here's the recipe, as received from someone who worked in a Davis County School District cafeteria (back when they actually cooked...)

Peanut Butter Fingers

Cream together:

¾ cup margarine (I use butter)

¾ cup white sugar

¾ cup brown sugar

Then mix in:

2 eggs

1 ½ teaspoon vanilla

¾ cup peanut butter

Mix then add:

2 cups flour

¾ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

Mix then add:

2 cups quick oatmeal

Spread on a greased cookie sheet (17x13)

Bake at 325 for 8-10 minutes. Don’t over bake, they will look slightly underdone when you take them out. While they are still warm, spread a layer of peanut butter on top. Let cool then top with chocolate icing.

Chocolate Icing

½ cube butter

1/6 cup milk (half of a 1/3 measuring cup)

2 T. cocoa

Approximately ½ bag of powdered sugar

Melt butter and milk on stove, then remove from heat and beat in cocoa and powdered sugar (I use an electric mixer). Spread on peanut butter fingers.

*this icing recipe works really well for a chocolate sheet cake – just double it*

1 comment:

Maria said...

Thanks for this recipe! I have been craving them but haven't found the right taste as I remembered them.