Lunch Lady Bars are a cafeteria classic you can make at home!
Chewy peanut butter oatmeal cookie bars are topped with chocolatey frosting for the ultimate nostalgic treat!
Unsalted butter Granulated sugar Light brown sugar Creamy peanut butter Eggs Vanilla extract All-purpose flour Rolled oats Baking powder Kosher salt Unsweetened cocoa powder Powdered sugar Whole milk
Cream the butter and the sugars together until the mixture is light and fluffy. Beat in the peanut butter, eggs, and vanilla until smooth.
Slowly add the flour, oats, baking powder, and salt to the wet ingredients and mix until all of the dry ingredients are incorporated.
Bake for 18 to 20 minutes. Cool the Lunch Lady Bars completely before you frost them.
Combine the butter, cocoa, sugar, and vanilla and beat until smooth. Add milk a bit at a time until the frosting reaches your desired consistency.
Just like crispy cereal bars and frosted sugar cookies, Lunch Lady Peanut Butter Bars satisfy that craving we all get for nostalgic foods that bring us back to those carefree days when we were kids.
Even if you’ve never had them before, trust me that you won’t be able to resist these chewy, peanut buttery snack bars.
(Oh, and they’re always a hit at bake sales too!)