Blast from the Past? Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares

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Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart Real Estate BR632450000

Do you have fond memories of the old school cafeterias from the 1960s and 1970s. Well the old peanutbutter chocolate squares they served up were a dream...back in the day. 

 

I followed the following recipe from Alli from Cupcake Diaries https://www.cupcakediariesblog.com/lunchroom-peanut-butter-bars/ and and they came out very good, like I was a kid again. Take a look. Take a look at Alli's link for the full story.

 

Alli shares her story, "A sweet peanut butter bar is topped with decadent milk chocolate and served up lunchroom style. A no-bake blast from the past!

Lunchroom Peanut Butter Bars - Just like the ones from elementary school!

You know the ones. Those magical bars of peanut butter goodness topped with a layer of crunchy chocolate. I always knew when one of those babies showed up on my lunch tray that it was going to be a good day. They were my favorite dessert! If you’ve been missing that lunchroom treat as much as I have, it is indeed your lucky day. I have an easy recipe that will take you back to the good old days of good old fashioned, home-cooked elementary school food.

Lunchroom Peanut Butter Bars - Just like the ones from elementary school!

I had so may favorite lunches at Lincoln Elementary School in Idaho Falls, ID. Chili with homemade cinnamon rolls, mashed potatoes with turkey gravy and homemade chocolate cake…So much goodness came from that cafeteria! But not many things could be the delectable peanut butter bar."

 

Recipe from Alli:

Ingredients
¾ c. butter
2 c. powdered sugar
12 graham crackers crushed into crumbs (about 1 3/4 c.)
1 c. creamy peanut butter
12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips


Instructions
1. Line an 8x8 or 9x9 pan with aluminum foil so foil hangs over the edges so bars can easily be removed. Set aside.
2. Place butter in the microwave and heat for 1 minute, or until melted.
3. Stir in graham crackers, powdered sugar, and peanut butter and stir until well combined.

4. Press mixture into the bottom of the pan.
5. Place chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and heat in the microwave for 45 seconds.

6. Stir, then heat for another 30 seconds.

7. Stir until smooth.
8. Pour chocolate over peanut butter bars and spread smoothly and evenly over top.

9. Allow to cool for three hours then cut the bars while the chocolate is still soft.

10. Cover and serve when the chocolate has hardened

Lunchroom Peanut Butter Bars - Just like the ones from elementary school!

I would recommend giving these Cafeteria Chocoloate Peanut Butter squares a try in your new kitchen.

 

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Jeffrey Masich, Associate Broker, REALTOR®, MBA, GRI, BS Accounting

HomeSmart

Scottsdale, Arizona

JeffMasich@ArizonaHomesLand.com

http://ArizonaHomesLand.com

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Comments (14)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Jeff - I don't have any school cafeteria memories of chocolate peanut butter squares.  Typically, I brought a sack lunch prepared at home.  In it was likely a peanut butter/jelly sandwich, maybe some celery/carrot sticks and some wrapped dessert(remember Hostess Ding Dongs or Ho Hos?).  A stop by the milk carton station in the cafeteria completed my visit and I was out of there and onto recess before the bell rang for school to resume.  

Jul 29, 2021 04:02 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good morning Jeff,

Sadly, I have never had these, but now I do have a recipe thanks to you.  Wishing you a wonderful day.  

a

Jul 29, 2021 06:23 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Jeffrey, these look great. I don't recall my school cafeteria serving these.

Jul 29, 2021 07:09 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good moorning Jeff! Great post and thank you for being a part of this month's challenge!

Jul 29, 2021 07:36 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Jeff... I'll be thinking about these all day now... but can't say I ever saw them in a school cafeteria... then again I attended small private schools and we had a lunch room but no cafeteria. We all brought our own lunches. In grade school I walked home for lunch.

Jul 29, 2021 09:33 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Jeff- I just finished having a Reese's Dark chocolate peanut butter cup and you can bet that I'm going to try your recipe!!!!

Jul 29, 2021 06:41 PM
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

I agree Kathy Streib peanut butter and chocolate just work, don't they? Jeff 😎

Jul 30, 2021 06:18 PM
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Back in the day Nina Hollander, Broker  they actually made some good foods, although many of the shcool districts used some of the same recipies, before they became institutionalized. I went to school in New York and Alli went to school in Idaho but with the same peanut butter chocoloate squares. Mmmmh.  Do you remember any of these other classics:  43 Classic School Cafeteria Recepies? Jeff 😎

Jul 30, 2021 06:25 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI hi Jeff... since I never attended a school with a cafeteria, classic school cafeteria recipes don't ring a bell with me. :(

Jul 31, 2021 04:19 AM
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Thank you Rocky Dickerson and thank you for hosting this great challenge. Jeff 

Jul 30, 2021 06:28 PM
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Hi Carla Freund in New York and other parts of the country the school districts shared some of the same recipes like the chocolate peanut butter squares. Here are some others that were very common: 43 Classic School Cafeteria Recepies

Jul 30, 2021 06:31 PM
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

These are really good Ron and Alexandra Seigel but probably be too decadent to find at the California farmers markets. Worth a try some time. Jeff 😎

Jul 30, 2021 06:33 PM
Carla Freund

Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI  Interesting. I think there are areas of the country that were eating better than other areas. LOL! I don't recall any of those sweet bars. We usually had pudding, fruit cups, ice pops, orange or lemon ice, and maybe a cookie. Have a great weekend!

Jul 31, 2021 05:28 AM
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

The carton of milk is one we can all identify with Michael Jacobs and I also remember a bag of salted peanutes for 5 cents. Jeff 😎

Jul 30, 2021 06:35 PM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

I went to Lincoln High School in Stockton, CA.  We did not  have such wonderful food.  Ha! 

The bars look delicious.  Thank you for sharing the recipe with us.

Jul 31, 2021 07:12 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

OMG this does look like kid food I remember!  My Mom used to make delicious bars for us after school every once in awhile.....and it was always a fun surprise!

Jul 31, 2021 01:08 PM