This recipe comes straight to you from the Grandma collection, titled Lunch Lady Bars. Grandma recipes always have weird names like that, don’t they? Robert Redford Dessert, Sugar Cookie Snitches, Blueberry Out of this World bars. They were very creative. Now I feel so boring. Chocolate cake, Apple pie or Caramel frosting. Really living the basic life over here.
Any name you give these, they are GOOD! Really good. Grandma did good. Or whichever neighbor, bridge partner, pot luck friend this may have originally came from. They are good. I sent these to work with Dave and he asked me a little before noon how many bars I have sent with him. I told him I wasn’t sure, but almost a whole batch, 20 bars or so. He said they were gone. Man, that never fails to make my heart happy. Food is love people.
These are not difficult to make, basic ingredients you probably already have at home. Try these out and let me know if they pass the test in your house.
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2 sticks (1 cup) butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 1/2 cups peanut butter, 1 cup for the bars, 1 1/2 cups for the top layer
2 cups old fashioned oats
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, softened
1/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
4 Tablespoons cocoa powder
3 cups powdered sugar