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school lunch peanut butter bars

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Pat Duran
Las Vegas, NV

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

(3 ratings)
yield 9 x13 pan for thick or 10x15 pan for thinner
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For school lunch peanut butter bars

  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 c
    real butter
  • 1 c
    nutty peanut butter
  • 1 lg
    banana, mashed, may be added to the batter with the peanut butter, optional
  • 2 lg
  • 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

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350^. Grease or spray a 9x13-inch baking pan; set aside. --- 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. --- If desired you can frost or sprinkle with powdered sugar;or sprinkle with the chocolate chips let melt then spread on evenly while hot.