School Lunch Peanut Butter Bars

1
Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

This is the only recipe I have from my days teaching school at Saint Helen's and the Lunch Ladies.

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
9x13 pan for thick or 10x15 pan for thinner
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1 c
    real butter
  • 1 c
    nutty peanut butter
  • 1 large
    banana, mashed, may be added to the batter with the peanut butter, optional
  • 2 large
    eggs
  • 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c
    dark brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 c
    old fashioned oatmeal or corn flakes or some of both
  • 1 1/2 c
    chocolate chips, mini, sprinkle and spread on hot bars then let cool, optional

How to Make School Lunch Peanut Butter Bars

Step-by-Step

  1. Heat oven to 350^. Grease or spray a 9x13-inch baking pan; set aside.
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    Combine flour, baking soda and salt, set aside.
  2. Cream together in a large bowl the butter, peanut butter (and banana,if using) until smooth and blended add sugars and vanilla; beat in eggs.
    Add flour mixture and blend. Stir in oatmeal,stirring to blend well.
  3. Spread batter into prepared pan Bake for 15 to 18 minutes. ]Let cool in pan on wire rack;then cut into squares.
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    If desired you can frost or sprinkle with powdered sugar;or sprinkle with the chocolate chips let melt then spread on evenly while hot.

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About School Lunch Peanut Butter Bars

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American




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