Monday, July 4, 2011

Lunch Lady Peanut Butter Bars

Anytime I see a recipe combining peanut butter and chocolate, you can bet that I print off to give it a try.  This recipe was a definite!  I found it over at http://www.sixsistersstuff.blogspot.com/ .  They have some great recipes.

The recipe calls for it to be baked in a sheet pan but I wanted a thicker, chewier, cakier bar so I used a 13X9 cake pan.

They were delicious!  I mean really, really, REALLY yummy! 

My husband was on 3rd shift that night so I made him take them along to work so that I wouldn't eat them all.  I made sure to get my fair share of them before he took them though, so don't worry about me!


Lunch Lady Peanut Butter Bars

1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
1 cup peanut butter
2 cups oatmeal (quick or old-fashioned)
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

Heat oven to 350.  Grease either a jelly roll pan (18x13x1) or a cake pan (13x9).

Cream first 3 ingredients.

Add the vanilla, eggs and peanut butter and combine well.

Add the remaining ingredients and mix together.

Spread the dough on the greased pan.

Bake 15 minutes for jelly roll pan or approx. 30 minutes for cake pan (until golden brown).

While hot, spread 1 1/2 cups peanut butter on top.  Cool so that the peanut butter is once again solid.  You can put it in the refrigerature to speed the cooling.

Spread your favorite chocolate icing on top and cut into bars.

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Here is the Six Sisters favorite frosting for these bars (I had to add additional powdered sugar.  The amount I used is indicated in the recipe below.)

1 cube margarine, softened
1/4 cup milk
1-2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cereal spoons cocoa
4-5 cups of powdered sugar

Mix all ingredients until smooth.  Spread on top of bars.

Share with family and friends....and co-workers!


I will definitely be making these bars again.  Very soon!  Yum...


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16 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing!! Sounds like a winner to me!

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  2. These look and sound delicious. I just found your blog and so glad I did, hope to get to know you better. Kim :o)

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  3. Oh I had forgotten about these!!! They were always so yummy!!!

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  4. Peanut Butter Bars are one of my favorites!! I agree with the peanut butter and chocolate combo - AMAZING! I just made some yummy chocolate cupcakes with a light peanut butter mousse!!!

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  5. That frosting just makes them absolutely perfect.

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  6. Looks Divine. I see you enjoy baking.

    Thanks so much for sharing on Domestically Divine.

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  7. Yey! I am so glad that you loved them!! They are so yummy, huh? :)
    Camille @ SixSistersStuff

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  8. Your recipe looks so good. I would love it if you came over to my party "Cast Party Wednesday" tomorrow and shared some of your recipes with us.
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you there!

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  9. I wish I had one of these incredible looking bars right now!

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  10. Can you say YUM? Those look to die for good!

    Found ya on Tea Rose Home : )
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  11. Looks delish. We'd love you to share your recipe with us at
    Simply Delish.

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  12. This bar is sure a winner with this group. Colletta this is really a great recipe, you really know how to pick them. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and sure hope to see you again real soon!
    Miz Helen

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  13. This looks fabulous!! I was looking to make something for my neighbor who is just getting home from the hospital with new baby in tow...these may be the go to recipe!!

    Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friday. I hope to see you again next week!!

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  14. You have the BEST recipes!!!! My hubby loves peanut butter.

    Before we married he made me promise not to bake every week, because he's always had to watch his weight and he knows his weakness.

    So what I did was bake and then take the goodies into work. The men I worked with loved me but I'm sure the women hated me, lol! (Well, they loved me until their pants were too tight and mine too, lol!)

    I have no willpower sometimes, hehehe!

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  15. Oh, and thanks for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday!

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