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School Cafeteria Peanut Butter Bars Bringing You Right Back to the Good Old Days


Growing up I really wasn't a fan of the food served in our school cafeteria, which I'm sure many of you can also relate to. However, from time to time they would whip up a couple batches of these delicious peanut butter bars, and when that happened, those were GREAT days!  

Soft, gooey, melt in your mouth peanut butter bars that I guarantee you can't just have one of!



  • 1 1/2 cups of peanut butter
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoons of vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1/4 cup of melted peanut butter
  • 1 cup of icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 9x13 baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. In small bowl, melt together peanut butter and unsalted butter then set aside to cool until it reaches room temperature.
  3. In a larger bowl, combine sugar, brown sugar, and salt.
  4. Whisk in eggs, and then add in vanilla and continue to whisk, and finally add in peanut butter/butter mixture and whisk until combined.
  5. Sift in flour and mix until flour disappears.
  6. Pour into baking dish and place in oven to bake for 35-40 minutes.
  7. Remove bars from oven and allow them to cool completely.
  8. Next is to prepare the icing! In a medium sized bowl, mix together the melted peanut butter, icing sugar, and milk (you can add more milk till you reach your desired consistency).
  9. Drizzle icing over peanut butter bars, and allow icing to set.
  10. Cut up bars and serve away! Enjoy!