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Peanut Butter Bars Recipe

I got this recipe when working as a school cafeteria manager years ago. These bars were so popular with kids that we'd have to make extra or we'd run out.—Sarah Thomas, Roanoke, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:96 servings


  • 6 cups sugar
  • 3 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups peanut butter
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 12 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 8 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • Confectioners' sugar


  • 1. In a large bowl, in batches, cream the sugars, peanut butter and shortening until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • 2. Press into three greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until top is golden brown. cool. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 8 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 172 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 122 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Apr. 6, 2009

"Who has this many pans? or a big oven? Why not cut this recipe down for normal folks?"

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