Sunday, January 9, 2011

Peanut Butter Bars

The good ol' days wouldn't be as good without these favorites. At elementary school lunch, I remember eating everyone's spinach so that they would all give me their peanut butter bars.

This is the best recipe I've found. Some I have made have been to dry. This one I got from my friend, Stacy, who's mother worked in the lunchroom kitchen once or twice. I think it's as close as I'm gonna get!

1/2 lb butter, softened
1 c sugar
1 1/2 c brown sugar
3 eggs
28 oz peanut butter, divided
1/2 Tbsp soda
3/4 tsp salt
3 c flour
3 c rolled oats
1 Tbsp vanilla

Cream butters and sugars together. Add eggs until fluffy. Add vanilla and half of the peanut butter (1 3/4 c). Add dry ingredients. It will be very thick.

Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. Bake 10 minutes at 350 degrees. Do not overbake. This will make it dry.

Chocolate Frosting
1/4 c butter, melted
1/3 c cocoa
2 to 2 1/2 Tbsp milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 to 3 c powdered sugar

Mix together butter, cocoa, milk and vanilla. Beat in powdered sugar, about a cup at a time, until it reaches desired consistency.