Teaching Cooking

I have taught basic cooking to my seven children and to classes of elementary children. When my youngest daughter wanted to learn, I found that taking the recipes and making them into a step-by-step format made it easier for her, so here is a blog to hopefully make cooking easier for the beginner.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Peanut Butter Finger (School Recipe)

This is the recipe that was given to me by a person that used to work in the school cafeteria (in the days when they actually made things from scratch).  My family has fond memories of this dessert.
Peanut Butter Fingers

Peanut Butter Fingers

In a large bowl:

1 1/2 cups Butter
1 1/2 cups Peanut Butter
1 1/2 cups White Sugar
1 1/2 cups Brown Sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 salt
1 Tablespoon Vanilla

Mix all ingredients well with a mixer.

Stir in:
3 cups rolled oats
3 cups flour

Mix well.

Spread a thin layer of butter in a large baking sheet (13x18) or two 9x13 pans.  Evenly spread the batter into the pan.  You will probably have to use your hands and try to get it as even as possible.

Bake at 350 for 15 - 20 minutes, until the edges are golden brown.  Immediately sprinkle 2 bags of chocolate chips on the hot bars.  Spread around with a knife as it melts.

Optional frosting:
2-4 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
4-8 Tablespoons evaporated milk.

Start with 2 cups powdered sugar and all of the peanut butter.  Gradually add the milk, starting with 4 Tablespoons.  If you happen to add too much milk and it is too runny, go ahead and add more powdered sugar.

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