Peanut Butter Bars-a family favorite
The cookbook that started it all!
It contains the original recipe for Peanut Butter Bars.
We all have dishes that make us think of home, and the people that we love. For me, peanut butter bars has to rank right up there! I originally found this recipe (in 1978)
in a wedding shower gift, in the form of a sorority cookbook. This was listed as a dish made for the sorority by the cook. Over the years I have made a few adjustments to this no-bake recipe, making them time and again, as a quick snack for my family and their friends. It often became a fave of my children’s friends, too!
As you can see, this page was a oft-used one.
Several years ago, I retyped this recipe, complete with my changes
(the original recipe calls for a lot of sugar!),
and the that recipe now resides in my own family cookbook binder.
The majority of the time we enjoy these treats warm, eaten with a spoon and a cold glass of milk.
Can’t beat a couple of spoonfuls of peanut butter bars, while watching “The Brady Bunch” here this afternoon! Groovy!
Why not enjoy your own batch? The recipe is listed below.
Peanut Butter Bars
3/4 cup-2 cups sugar ( I like the lesser amount)
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 cup/1 stick butter
1/2 cup milk (I use skim)
1/2 cup chunky peanut butter (I like Skippy Natural. Smucker’s natural can be used, too, but the texture will be a bit thinner.)
2 and 1/2 cup quick Quaker Oats Oatmeal
1 tsp. vanilla
Combine the first five ingredients
Heat together until melted.
(I do this in the microwave for about 3-4 minutes.)
Stir in vanilla and oatmeal.
I usually do this in a 9 x13, or 8 x 8 glass pan.
Smooth to make even and chill.
Cut into serving pieces, or serve warm with milk.