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Lunch Lady Peanut Bars Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Amber Baker

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
c butter
c sugar
c brown sugar, firmly packed
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
c peanut butter, creamy
1 c oatmeal (not quick)
1 c all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
tsp baking soda
FILLING LAYER
c peanut butter, creamy
FROSTING
c butter
2 Tbsp cocoa powder
c milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 c powdered sugar

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a jelly roll pan (11X15). In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, sugars, peanut butter, eggs and vanilla until light and fluffy. Gradually incorporate the dry ingredients. Then stir in the oatmeal. Spread batter onto the jelly roll pan. Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes. Drop the peanut butter by spoonfuls onto the warm base. Then spread the peanut butter over the cookie base. Melt the butter in a saucepan, adding the milk and cocoa. Cook until just boiling (mixture becomes a little thick) Stir constantly. Remove from the heat & add the vanilla. Gradually add the powdered sugar to the mixture & stir until creamy. Pour over the peanut butter & gently spread over the cookie. Cool completely & then cut into bar cookies.

 

 

 

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