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School Lunch Peanut Butter Bars

Chocolate and peanut butter go together like peas and carrots…only better.  You probably have found memories of school lunches on the days when the “lunch lady” or school lunch peanut butter bars were served.  You don’t have to travel back to elementary school to get that special treat again.  This school lunch peanut butter bars recipes is a blast from the past.  They will take your taste buds on a happy trip down memory lane.

lunch lady peanut butter bars


School Lunch Peanut Butter Bars
Take a trip down memory lane with this school lunch peanut butter bars recipe.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 40
  • Bars- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups oats (regular or quick)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • Additional 1½ cups creamy peanut butter
  • Frosting-
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ⅓-1/2 cup milk
  • 10 TB. cocoa powder
  1. Bars- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, or stand mixer, cream together sugars, butter, and peanut butter. Add eggs and vanilla until mixed well.
  2. Slowly add remaining dry ingredients and mix until a well blended dough is formed.
  3. Evenly press dough into a well greased jelly roll pan (I used a 16x12x1) and bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and immediately spread additional peanut butter over the top of HOT bars (be careful when spreading as to not break apart bar). Set aside and allow to cool for 45-60 minutes.
  4. Frosting- In a large mixing bowl, or stand mixer, combine all ingredients on a low speed. When combined, increase speed, and beat until smooth and creamy. Adjust milk for consistency as necessary.
  5. Spread over top of cooled peanut butter bars. Slice. Serve.


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