Submitted by:  Elzina Adams Parry

Grandma's Peanut Butter Fingers

My grandma was a lunch lady for as long as I can remember. People from all over came to each lunch at the cafeteria in those days. This is one of our whole extended family's favorite recipes. I messed around with it a bit with the topping and it came out great. I hope you enjoy this. This is one of those recipes that are dear to my heart as I think about Grandma Parry every time I bake these. Enjoy!

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-1/2 cup flour
  • 1-1/2 cup quick rolled oats

Peanut Butter Layer – (You could also just use creamy peanut butter as your layer)

  • 1 8oz. cube cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoon heavy cream (or milk)
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar

Chocolate Layer – (You could also just use chocolate frosting as your top layer)

  • 3 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 6 cups powdered sugar (or as needed)

To Make the Bars

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cream butter, peanut butter, brown sugar and sugar together. Add eggs and mix. Add remaining ingredients. This will make a soft dough. Press down into a greased 12X17 cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.

Peanut Butter Layer

  1. You can also use just creamy peanut butter if you like. I have also switched the peanut butter layer and chocolate and just melted chocolate chips on top of oat mixture and used the peanut butter frosting on top. It's totally up to you.

  2. Cream butter and cream cheese together. Add peanut butter and cream. Mix in salt, vanilla and heavy cream (or milk). Add powdered sugar until desired consistency. I like mine a little more creamy for this recipe. Pour over cooled bars and spread evenly to desired thickness. Refrigerate while you make the ganache.

Chocolate Ganache Layer

  1. As I stated above, you can also just use frosting. If you decide to use the store bought variety, warm it in the microwave for about 30 seconds and then pour onto the brownies and spread. Here's the ganache instruction:

  2. Melt the chocolate chips and heavy cream together in the microwave or stovetop. Do not get too hot. Stir in the powdered sugar. Let cool a bit before pouring over the peanut butter layer and then carefully spread. Enjoy!

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