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Lunch Lady Peanut Butter Bars

15 mins
15 minutes

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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Lunch Lady Peanut Butter Bars

Prep time:   |  Cook time: 15 mins  |  Total: 15 minutes

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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


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Take a jelly roll/sheet pan with a lip/side to it (17/12ish) and spray with nonstick baking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl of a mixer, cream the butter, sugar and brown sugar until fluffy. About 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add the eggs, vanilla and 1 cup of the peanut butter and mix again until everything is combined.
  4. Add the flour, baking soda, salt and oats then mix again on low until just combined. Dough will be thick.
  5. Pour the dough into the jelly roll pan and spread out evenly. Bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Remove from the oven and while the bars are still warm, spoon the peanut butter over the bars. Wait until the dollops get a little melty then spread the peanut butter evenly over the top of the bars.
  7. Let the entire thing cool and until the peanut butter is set up. In the meantime, make the chocolate icing.
  8. Icing: In a mixer, comnbine the butter, milk, vanilla, cocoa powder and powdered sugar and mix until nice and smooth.
  9. Once bars are cool and peanut butter has set, frost the bars with the chocolate icing. Cut and enjoy!



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