I used to get school lunch every. single. day.
And ok, so maybe I was weird and ordered a salad almost every day. (ps I am still weird) I just wanted to go to the salad bar and choose what I wanted on the side. I ate wayyyy to much canned fruit and cottage cheese……. I blame it on my Midwestern mom and grandma.
Before desserts in school lunches were making children obese, the lunch ladies would make a sweet almost everyday. Sometimes we would get lucky and they would make peanut butter bars just like these, and I loved them so much. And when I found out my parents had a recipe for these babies, I was in the kitchen making a batch.
So here’s to nostalgia and my love of all things peanut butter.
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup quick oats
-Adjust amounts according to texture and taste.
- about 6 tablespoons evaporated(original recipe calls for evaporated) or regular milk. I add it by the tablespoon until I get a good texture.
- about 4 tablespoons of peanut butter
- about 2 cups powdered sugar
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars.
- Add in egg until the yellow disappears.
- Mix in peanut butter and vanilla.
- Add in all the dry ingredients, mixing until fully combined.
- Spread dough into a greased 9 by 11 sheet or glass pan.
- Cook for 15 minutes or until the edges are slightly brown.
- Allow to cool for about 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, mix together icing ingredients.
- Spread icing on while the cookies are still warm.