Thursday, June 5, 2008
School Lunch Peanut Butter Bars
This is THE recipe for peanut butter bars. You can frost with chocolate frosting, but the fudge frosting listed here is the best.
2 ¼ c. margarine 1 ½ tsp. vanilla
2 ¼ c. sugar 2 ¼ cup peanut butter
2 ¼ c. brown sugar 4 ½ cups flour
¾ tsp. salt 4 ½ cups oatmeal (not instant)
2 ¼ tsp. baking soda 5 eggs
Cream together the margarine, sugars, eggs, vanilla & peanut butter. Add the dry ingredients and mix well. Batter will be thick. Divide the batter between two large silver cookie sheets. Spread and pat down. Bake at 325 degrees until the top gets slightly browned (usually takes between 15-25 min. depending on your oven). Only bake one pan at a time. Cool and Frost. Cut in bars.
3 cups brown sugar ½ cup butter (1 stick)
½ cup cocoa powder 1 (12 oz.) can evaporated milk
2 T. Vanilla 7 cups powdered sugar
In saucepan, add brown sugar, cocoa, butter and milk. Bring to boil & boil two minutes. Stir in the vanilla and powered sugar. Whisk with wire wisk until smooth (there may still be a few lumps). Pour equally over the two pans of peanut butter bars. Spread and let cool. Will harden to a fudge-like consistency.