School Days Peanut Butter Chews

"Here is the original recipe from the San Diego Unified School District Food Services Department (printed in the local paper). Does anyone remember these goodies? Brings back memories.....YUM!"
School Days Peanut Butter Chews created by Sandi J.
Ready In:
32 bars




  • Combine butter, sugars, peanut butter, eggs and vanilla in a mixing bowl.
  • Mix, creaming well.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Add rolled oats and mix well.
  • Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture.
  • Mix until well blended.
  • Spread batter into a greased 12-by-18-inch cookie pan with sides.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Do not over-bake.
  • For the glaze: Combine powdered sugar and peanut butter.
  • Gradually add hot water.
  • Spread glaze on warm Peanut Butter Chews.
  • Cut while warm.
  • Cookies will be of a chewy consistency.

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  1. Chelsea
    How do I know they are fully cooked? is it like a cake where I stick a toothpick and if its clean they're done? just wondering what I'm looking for since they are chewy
  2. chelatarascheidler
    Has anybody said whether butter or Crisco work better?
  3. Toy S.
    I went to Stanley junior High and they was good back then my mom use to give me mk eye to bring her some home but I would never bring them because I ate them up before I even leave school lol. So I hope when I make this recipe they taste just like them
  4. Steve B.
    Thank you BecR2400! Brings back so many good food memories working in cafeteria at Lindbergh Elementary in San Diego, CA, in the 6th grade! Went to school there from 1966-1972. Got tons of free food ! Just LOVE these bars, but did not have access to the recipe. Appreciate you finding and posting it here. Will have my wife bake some this Christmas. Yum, yum!
  5. Michael S.
    Yes, I believe this is the one. I graduated from Hoover High in San Diego in 1971 and contacted the school cafeteria for the recipe. I have since lost it, so this was nice to see someone else posted it. I made it and the only thing I would do is double the icing. It just wasn't quite enough to cover them. The recipe I had said you can either add oats or coconut. When I made them a long time ago; I added both. It makes them soooo chewy. This time I just followed your recipe and it was wonderful! Thanks so much. Sally



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