Old school lunchroom peanut butter bars recipe

Published Aug 1, 2020 01:00 p.m. ET

If you grew up in the ’80s or ’90s, then you probably remember these sticky, gooey gems of sweetness, as they were served in cafeterias all over before they made the switch to offering healthier alternatives. Though the decision was likely made in the name of health, there is nothing that hits a sweet tooth craving and fills you up quite like these peanut butter bars.

Those addictive morsels were fantastic, and to taste them again is a wave of nostalgia, but this time around, we’re going to show you how to make an adults-only version with cannabis. So, if you’re looking for simple peanut butter recipes and you want an easy way to incorporate some powerful cannabinoids into the mix, then you’ve come to just the right place.

Peanut butter bars recipe with weed

This special edition of baked peanut butter bars is divine, as it comes with a powerful dose of cannabutter that will keep you and several of your friends glowing all night long. The trick to making a perfect batch every time is to proceed slowly and to follow the directions exactly because if you scald the mixture in the stove or the microwave, it can seriously damage the taste and the texture of these sugary little treats.

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 35 minutes

Calories: 139

Servings: 24 peanut butter bars


  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup cannabutter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Non-stick cooking spray


  • Medium-sized microwave-safe bowl
  • Electric mixer
  • Microwave
  • Silicone spatula
  • 13x9 baking pan


  1. To start, add the butter and peanut butter to a microwave-safe bowl and then heat it on high in the microwave in 30-second increments until they are melted completely. This process should take no more than 5 minutes to complete, and between each interval, the mixture should be stirred with a good scraping of the bottom to avoid scalding.

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.

  • Once the ingredients have melted, it is time to slowly add the granulated sugar until it is evenly combined with the peanut butter dough.

  • Next up is the all-purpose flour which should also be added in small increments so that it reduced the risk of clumps forming. Keep going until all of it is well combined with the peanut butter before moving on.

  • Add the vanilla and the 2 eggs to the mix, then use an electric mixer to ensure that everything is velvety smooth before preparing the baking pan.

  • Prepare the pan by spraying it with a fair amount of non-stick cooking spray, which will help the peanut butter bars to slide right out once they're cooked, making them easier to cut and serve without a mess.

  • Now pour the smooth peanut buttery mixture into the baking pan, and bake for 30 minutes, or until you notice the outer edges are turning light golden brown.

  • Remove the hot bar slab from the oven and leave it to cool a bit on a wire rack.

  • Once the pan cools enough that you can safely handle it, the dough for the peanut butter bars will have cooled enough to set, so this is the perfect time to flip it onto a serving tray for easy cutting.

  • Slice the slab into 24 even servings, or 12 for double dosed peanut butter bars that are more suited towards seasoned cannabis consumers.

  • Your delicious desserts are now ready to enjoy!

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