Old School Peanut Butter Bars

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Back to school time is right around the corner!  What better way to celebrate than to make these Old School Peanut Butter Bars!  Let your nostalgia take you back (waaaay back for me) to those elementary school days while you enjoy 1 or 12 of these irresistible treats!  My kids love it when I pack them in their school lunch boxes.


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I love letting my kids help me cook.  Sometimes, they get messy up to their elbows and more.  And sometimes, it’s just as simple as stirring or licking a spatula!  Anyway you do it, they will be happy to be a part of the process.  I hope you enjoy these and good luck to all those back-to-schoolers!!


Old School Peanut Butter Bars

  • 1 cup Butter, softened
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups Flour
  • 1 1/2 cups Oats
  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 cup Peanut Butter
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. Vanilla

Mix well and spread onto cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 10-15 minutes, then let cool completely. Spread with peanut butter, and then top with chocolate frosting.

Chocolate Frosting

  • Melt 1 stick butter, add:
  • 4 tbsp. Cocoa
  • 6 tbsp. Milk
  • 1 pound Powdered Sugar (half of a bag)
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla

Beat well, then pour and spread on top. Frosting will set as it sits.

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Becky Squire

Becky Squire

I'm Becky! I have been married for 11 years, and my hubby and I have 4 awesome kiddos! My main loves in life are my family, music, running, and FOOD! I teach piano and love to sing. I enjoy running and find it theraputic and spiritual. I love to experiment in the kitchen and involve my kids in the cooking process as much as possible!
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  1. Britney says

    These are pretty much the death of me! I love them so much and have to give away most of the pan otherwise I will eat them!

  2. susan says

    i am trying to make them and im wandering do you include peanut butter in the recipee and spread with more after they cool or do you mix all except the peanut butter?

  3. beckysquire says

    The PB in the recipe is for the dough. Then you can spread however much PB you want on top of that. Hope that helps! :)

  4. says

    I mixed the peanut butter in and spread additional on after. They were good, however It took longer to cook. I am still wandering if it would be better leaving the peanut butter out and spreading it on afterwards.
    would still like to hear from Becky.

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