Peanut Butter Chews

Lora Hammon


This is a recipe that came from the Cafeteria Ladies at Benito Juarez Elementary School in San Diego, Ca. They would make these and sell them outside in the patio area after we had lunch. I have such fond memories of these chews and everytime I make them I am reminded of my days at Juarez.


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25 Min
25 Min


  • 2/3 c
    shortening (butter or margarine
  • 1 c
    brown sugar
  • 2 c
  • 1 c
    peanut butter, creamy
  • 4
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 2 c
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp
  • 1 c
    oatmeal, uncooked

How to Make Peanut Butter Chews


  1. Combine shortening, sugar, peanut butter, eggs and vanilla. Blend at low speed.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, salt. Add to first mixture. Add oatmeal and mix well. Spread onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.
  3. Icing- 1/2 cup powdered sugar, and 1 tsp milk
    Mix together and spread on warm chews-cut when warm, remove when cool. You may need more or less icing depending on your like.

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About Peanut Butter Chews

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #desserts

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