Lunch Lady Peanut Bars Recipe

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This old-fashioned lunch lady peanut bars recipe has an oatmeal cookie base, a layer of peanut butter fudge, and rich chocolate frosting. Who can even resist these amazing bars? One slice is not enough for each one, as it is absolutely addicting. So make sure you make two batches when you want to try this recipe by The Stay At Home Chef at home. If you love chocolate and peanut butter, this is the perfect dessert recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth.


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These treats are famous back in the old days as they are served in school cafeterias. They are a classic childhood favorite by many, so I am sure they will bring back a lot of memories when you make them at home. I absolutely love the taste of peanut butter and chocolate – they are the perfect combination. Make these bars for parties, potlucks, or just for snacks at home.

For more peanut butter dessert recipes, check these out: 3-Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Pinwheel5-Ingredient Crockpot Peanut Butter Fudge RecipeLA School Peanut Butter Bread

Easy Lunch Lady Peanut Butter Bars


  • 1 cup of salted butter (softened)
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 cup of brown sugar (firmly packed)
  • 1 cup of peanut butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of salt

For the peanut butter fudge layer:

  • 1 1/2 cups of peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup of salted butter (melted)

For the chocolate frosting:

  • 1 cup salted butter (softened)
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 1/3 cup of heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup of cocoa powder
  • 5 cups of powdered sugar

How to Make Lunch Lady Peanut Bars

Step 1:

Start by preheating the oven to 350F and by greasing an 18 x 13 baking sheet with non-stick spray.

Step 2:

In a large bowl using a hand mixer or the bowl of a stand mixer, add butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Cream all ingredients together.

Step 3:

Mix in the peanut butter, eggs, and vanilla.

Step 4:

Add the oats, flour, baking soda, and salt into the mixture. Mix until well combined.

Step 5:

Transfer the dough to the greased baking sheet and place inside the preheated oven. Bake for about 14 to 16 minutes.

Easy Lunch Lady Peanut Butter Bars
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Step 6:

Make the peanut butter fudge layer by mixing powdered sugar and melted butter in a bowl until smooth. Next, mix in the peanut butter.

Step 7:

Drop spoonfuls of the peanut butter mixture onto the crust while still warm. Let it melt for a bit before spreading across the crust, then let it cool completely.

Step 8:

Make the chocolate frosting by combining all ingredients until smooth and fluffy for about 3 to 4 minutes using a hand mixer or stand mixer.

Step 9:

Once the peanut butter fudge layer is cooled, spread the frosting. Cut into bars and serve. Enjoy!

How to Make Lunch Lady Peanut Bars
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Lunch Lady Peanut Bars Recipe

Lunch Lady Peanut Butter Bars

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