The Best Peanut Butter Bars
These Lunch Lady Peanut Butter Bars are the EXACT recipe they once served in high school! These peanut butter bars have a soft, chewy peanut butter cookie base, creamy peanut butter center and chocolate buttercream on top. Not to mention they are just as good at room temperature. These are the best peanut butter treats of all time!
We have tried a lot of peanut butter bars in our day, and these Lunch Lady Peanut Butter Bars are the best we’ve ever tried!
We grew up coming home on a school day to these amazing peanut butter bars waiting for us!
Our favorite treat growing up was the peanut butter bars that the lunch ladies served in our elementary school. These were the iconic public school delights that are long gone now. Forget a traditional cookie, as kids we ran towards these peanut butter lunch lady cookie bars like a hungry crowd!
We would bring an extra 50 cents to school so we could buy one of these delicious peanut butter bars whenever we could. There was no way to get these homemade cookie bars at a grocery store, but it was a good thing they had them for us at school. Sometimes I would bring an airtight container to bring them home for an after school snack.
My kids these days won’t even consider eating school lunches, while for us back in the day it was a magical thing indeed! The lunch ladies would bake up large quantities of this original recipe. And you’re in luck that we have the recipes to all of our favorite desserts!
We originally shared this recipe on our blog in 2011, and it has since grown to be the most popular dessert recipe and for good reason. Most people love walking down memory lane to relieve the taste of their favorite school snack. This dessert heaven is built with graham cracker crumbs and a chewy peanut butter oatmeal cookie base. It’s always the right decision to indulge!
These Lunch Lady Peanut Butter Bars are so easy to make, but be warned. Once you have one, you’ll have to have another. And another. And possibly half a pan.
No judgments here. Put on those stretch pants and treat yo’ self, girl. These bars have so much flavor you will want to eat the whole pan!