Saturday, September 11, 2010

Day 253: Peanut Butter Bars

It was time for another treat at my house.  My kids go through withdrawals if they don't get homemade treats often enough, and I haven't made these peanut butter bars in a very long time.  This recipe comes from a friend who's mom worked as a lunch lady at our high school growing up.  They used this recipe in the lunchroom, and it was a favorite of everyone.  It brings back some fond memories of goofing off with friends back when life was more simple.  But for the record, you couldn't pay me enough to go back to high school!  College, maybe, but not high school!  :)

Peanut Butter Bars
14" dutch oven

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup peanut butter
2 eggs
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
2 cups oats


2 cups chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter

Cream butters and sugars.  Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well.  Sift dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture.  Press into a greased dutch oven and bake at 350° for 15-28 minutes or until golden.  Don't over bake or they get dry.  For the frosting, melt the chocolate chips and peanut butter together and spread over bars.  Serves 12-15.

The Finished Product

The Review

How could anyone not love these?  With chocolate and peanut butter they are perfect.  They never last long at my house.  We had them with ice cream for dessert and they were delish!  Grade A.


  1. I made them and they are great, I will take half to my bigger grandkids tomorrow and I am sure they will be a big hit.

  2. My daughter said I am never to make it again!!! They just couldnt stop eating it till it was gone :)

  3. I'm so glad they liked them! I think the same thing everytime I make them!

  4. Would this work in a 12" dutch oven?

  5. It would work in a 12 inch oven, but you would have to adjust the cooking time. Since the dough would be thicker it would need to bake longer.


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