Lunch Lady Peanut Butter Bars

I don’t know about you, but at my elementary school they served AMAZING desserts . . . sometimes I find myself craving the lunch ladies’ chocolate cake or homemade cinnamon rolls . . . nowadays I don’t think that they even serve dessert in elementary school! Poor kids don’t know what they are missing . . .
Elyse gave me this recipe a couple of months ago from Mom’s old recipe box and it is seriously SPOT ON to what the lunch ladies served! Trust me- you have to try these!

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups peanut butter (divided)
  • 2 cups oatmeal (not quick)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup margarine or butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1-2 teaspoons vanilla (depending on your taste)
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 2-3 cups of powdered sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the sugar, brown sugar, and butter together. Add the vanilla, eggs, and 1 cup peanut butter and stir to combine.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and mix together.
  4. Spread dough on a greased jelly roll pan (18x13x1"). Bake for 15 minutes (until golden brown).
  5. While hot spread the other 1 1/2 cups peanut butter on top - it helps to drop spoonfuls all over the top of the bars, then spread after the peanut butter has started to melt.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes and remove from oven.
  7. Drop remaining peanut butter by spoonfuls on top of warm bars and spread when peanut butter has begun to melt.
  8. Let cool until peanut butter has set up.
  9. While cooling, mix together frosting ingredients with a hand mixer until smooth and spread on top of bars.
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