{school lunch peanut butter bars}

February 19, 2008

every once in a while i get a craving for these yummy peanut butter bars. you remember them from your elementary school days right? well, i finally caved and made some this weekend and ate more than my share. but, they do bring back some good memories and are worth every calorie.

{peanut butter bars}


1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 cup butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla
3 eggs
1 cup creamy peanut butter
2 cups oatmeal, not quick
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

cream together first three ingredients using a mixer. then, add vanilla, eggs and peanut butter and combine. add the remaining ingredients and mix together.
spread the dough out on a greased cookie sheet cake pan.
bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown.
while hot spread 1 1/2 cups of creamy peanut butter on top.

cool completely. spread frosting on top of cooled peanut butter.

chocolate frosting
1/2 cup butter, softened
4 tbsps cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla
6 tbsps milk
4-5 cups powdered sugar

cream together butter and cocoa poweder. add vanilla and milk, then add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time until well blended.


2 thoughts on “{school lunch peanut butter bars}

  1. Laurie

    I used to LOVE these! How exciting to find the recipe!!

    I’ve been browsing your blog and all your great links. Love it.


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