Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Peanut Butter Bars

Do any of you Armstrong-Ringsted graduates remember the super yummy peanut bars they used to serve for lunch?  They were the BEST.  What was great, as a teacher's kid, was when they had some leftover and would stick them in the teacher's lounge and all of us teacher's kids would sneak some after school.  Good times. 
 I got a cookbook from my Grandma Beadle for a shower gift and a couple of years ago I tried out a recipe for Peanut Butter Bars and it took me back to my school days.  Aren't church cookbooks the best?  This is from the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Swea City.
 Since it was chilly and fall-like today, I made a batch of chili and these bars for supper. 
 They are so good, soft and this lover of all things peanut butter highly recommends them!
Peanut Butter Bars:
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 cup flour
1 cup quick oatmeal
1/2 tsp. baking soda

1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 margarine, softened
1 tablespoon milk

Directions: Mix in order given.  Spread in a greased 9x13 pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.  Do NOT overbake!
Frosting: Soften margarine; add powdered sugar and milk.  Mix well spread on cooled bars. 

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