These peanut butter bars were a staple of San Diego public school cafeteria lunches from the 70s through the 90s (or so a quick internet search told me), and I remember them well. I loved these sweet, peanut buttery treats so much that I asked the cafeteria ladies for the recipe. The backside of the card notes the cooking temp (350-degrees) and the time (20-25 minutes) and I was very surprised to see coconut in the ingredients list. That I don’t remember.
I was curious to see how they lived up to memory, so last night we baked up a batch and wow, are they ever sweet. Definitely satisfied my recent craving for a peanut butter cookie, but I think I’m good for another forty years.