School Lunch Peanut Butter Bars
SCHOOL LUNCH PEANUT BUTTER BARS
1 1/2 C Flour
1¼ Tsp. Salt
½ Tsp. Baking Soda
¾ C Butter
¾ C Sugar
¾ C Brown Sugar
1 ½ Tsp. Vanilla
1 1/2 C Creamy Peanut Butter (split)
1 ½ C Quick Oats
½ C Butter (1 stick)
3 ½ C Powdered Sugar
2 T Cocoa
¼ C Milk (I use whatever I have in the fridge)
1 Tsp. Vanilla
HOW TO MAKE:
1-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2-In a small mixing bowl, mix together flour, baking soda and salt.
3-In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter, sugars, 3/4 C peanut butter, eggs and vanilla until light and fluffy.
4- Gradually add dry ingredients, just until incorporated. Then, stir in the oats.
5-Spread onto a greased 11 x 15 Jelly Roll Pan (cookie sheet).
6-Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
7-Cool for 10 minutes.
8-The frosting is a two step process.
9-First, whip the remaning ¾ C Creamy Peanut Butter until it becomes lighter colored and fluffy.
10-Carefully spread the whipped peanut butter over the pan cookie.
11-Then, add butter to a small sauce pan and melt the butter.
12-Add the milk and cocoa.
13-Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly.
14-Heat just until boiling.
15-Remove from heat and add vanilla.
16-Then, gradually add the powdered sugar. Stir until thickened.
17-Pour over the peanut butter and gently spread over the cookie.
18-Cool completely, and slice into bar cookies.
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