Peanut Butter Bars

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling


8 dozen

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
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
Quick Oil and Vinegar Dressing Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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 15x10x1-in. baking pans. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until top is golden brown. cool. Dust with confectioners' sugar.