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Peanut Butter Bars

 Peanut Butter Bars
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
96 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 6 cups sugar
  • 3 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups peanut butter
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 12 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 8 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • Confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.