Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I've got some sticky fingers:)

Do you ever just want to be a child for a little while again? Maybe for a day, hour, or maybe just 10 minutes? No responsibilities, worries, or cares in the world. I sometimes wish I could go back for just a little while but then I think......I like my life now. I like not being told what to do every minute of the day. I like making my own decisions. I like dressing myself, staying up late, and being able to use the stove and oven without supervision. lol. :) Back to the present. Today is almost my most favorite day of the week. GIRL'S DAY. Hooray!!

I decided to make something that I ran across a while ago and thought looked yummy. It also looked like something I would have chosen for a sweet snack as a child. It is called Sticky Fingers Bars and the recipe is from the Pastry Queen, Rebecca Rathers. I came across it on another bloggers website, Smells Like Home. It's an awesome website. If you get a chance, you should check it out.

Any hoo, when I looked at this dessert I became nostalgic for the good ole days. You know before you had a care in the world. This dessert has a few steps and takes a little bit of time to make but it is soooo worth it. It is on the sweet side so be warned. I like it sweet so it is not a problem for me. I figured the girl's would like it too! If you get some time on your hands and want to make something that reminds you of childhood, give this a try.

Sticky Finger Bars
Rebecca Rathers, Pastry Queen

For the crust:
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 tbsp vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup salted peanuts, coarsely chopped
4 (2.07 oz) Snickers bars

For the filling:
3 large eggs
1 1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup Lyle’s Golden Corn Syrup or light corn syrup
2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1 tbsp vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
1 cup smooth peanut butter (creamy or natural works)
1 cup salted peanuts, coarsely chopped
3 oz bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped

To make the crust:Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.  Line a 9×13-inch baking pan with aluminum foil, leaving several inches hanging over the short ends of the pan.  Grease the foil with butter or cooking spray.
Use a mixer fitted with the paddle and blend sugar, butter, and vanilla extract until creamy.

Add the flour and peanuts and mix on medium speed until just incorporated.
Press into the bottom of the pre-greased pan and bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.

Let it cool for 10 minutes. Cut up the snickers into 1/4 inch pieces and spread on the bottom of the pan.
Make the filling. Whisk together, eggs, butter, salt, vanilla and until combined.

Pour the mixture over the crust and bake for 25-30 minutes. It should not jiggle when finished. (This is important. Mined jiggled a wee bit and it kind of messed up the top when I spread the peanut butter. It is hidden under the peanut butter) Cool for 20 - 30 minutes.
Spread the peanut butter in an even layer and add the chopped peanuts.

 Melt the chocolate in the microwave at 30 second intervals until melted. Drizzle over the top and refrigerate for at least an hour.

Grab foil edges and pull out of the pan. Cut into bars. Will keep if well wrapped for 5 days at room temperature or freeze for up to 3 weeks.

I hope you are having a great day!


  1. I rally admire people like you who bakes delicious sweets! I really need to work on my dessert skills. This one looks so yummy. I'm pretty sure I can't stop eating it! :-)

  2. Thank you Nami! They were delicious. I ate more than my fair share of them. I need to work on my savory dishes. I love your site:) and can't wait to try some of your recipes. Especially the ramen recipe.


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