Back in my elementary school days, I remember enjoying something similar to these Lunch Lady peanut butter bars. So I was thrilled to try this recipe. I honestly can’t remember how this compares, but it is delicious!
Now, I actually have been a lunch lady before. I worked at our middle school for a few years. Due to allergy issues, the schools no longer make any recipes using peanut butter any more. So recipes like these Lunch Lady peanut butter bars have been retired.
This recipe makes a whole sheet pan, so it makes 24 servings. The base of the bars includes peanut butter and oatmeal. Then are topped with a tasty chocolate buttercream frosting.
Next, fold in some flour, oats, baking powder and salt until combined. Then spread on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. This dough and be sticky. I actually use my hands to help spread it out. Bake 350 degrees at for 16-18 minutes until golden. Allow bars to cool, once cool you can mix together the frosting.
- BROWN SUGAR
- CREAMY PANUT BUTTER
- OLD-FASHIONED OATS
- BAKING POWDER
- UNSWEETENED COCOA POWDER
- POWDERED SUGAR
This recipe is adapted from Lift in a Lofthouse.