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 this no-bake recipe time and again, as a quick snack for my family and their friends. It often became a fave of my children’s friends, too! 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
1 and 1/4 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.