Thursday, January 14, 2010

peanut butter bars

What's the one cafeteria food from your grade school days that you actually looked forward to? Probably peanut butter bars, right? Well, straight from the lunch ladies mouth, here's the most popular, most famous, exact lunch lady recipe:

Cookie Layer:

3/4 c margarine
1 c sugar
1 c brown sugar
3 eggs
1 c creamy peanut butter
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/3 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 2/3 c flour
1 2/3 c rolled oats

Peanut Butter Layer:
1 c creamy peanut butter, whipped

Frosting Layer:
1/2 c margarine
2 tbsp cocoa
2 c powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/8 c milk

Preheat oven to 300. Mix all "Cookie Layer" ingredients except flour and oats. Once mixed, stir in flour and oats. Spread evenly on sprayed cookie sheet. Bake at 300 for 12-15 minutes. DO NOT OVER-BAKE!

Remove from oven. Place dabs of whipped peanut butter on top of hot cookie layer. When melted, spread whipped peanut butter evenly over entire pan.

Cool completely.

Mix all frosting ingredients, frost over the peanut butter layer. Enjoy!

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