Did that title make sense? It does if you’re doing Loopy Academy and remembered that we’re doing a “cafeteria connection” from time to time. And just what is a cafeteria connection? It’s remembering back to our school cafeterias long ago!
Do you have memories of your school cafeteria? For some reason, I have so many (though most of them are from elementary school). When we were in sixth grade, the teachers appointed some of us to work in one cafeteria job or another during lunchtime. For a time, my job was collecting milk money from students when a carton of milk was a whopping 4 cents. I remember thinking they needed to make it a nickel so I didn’t have to go through all of those pennies, giving back change. Eventually it did switch to 5 cents and that was a happy day! I also remember if you were in the dishwasher position, you could stretch out the time it took to rinse the trays and send them through the dishwasher so that you might be able to miss 20 minutes of history class. We tried to do that often. 🙂
Today I’m sharing a recipe for School Cafeteria Peanut Butter Brownies. We had these a lot (or something like them), because I think peanut butter must have been relatively cheap back then. If you like peanut butter, I think you’ll like these.
School Cafeteria Peanut Butter Brownies
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups peanut butter (I used chunky, but either will work)
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 Tbl. vanilla
2 cups flour
Melt the butter and peanut butter together, then set aside to cool.
In a separate bowl, combine sugar, brown sugar and salt. Mix in one egg at a time. Add in vanilla. Add in cooled peanut butter/butter mix and stir until just combined. Mix in flour.
Butter a 9 x 13 pan and line the bottom with parchment paper. Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.
Let cool in pan.
1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup peanut butter, melted
Milk (approx 3 Tbl)
Mix all three ingredients, adding more milk as needed for desired consistency.
When pan is cool, flip them out onto a cooling rack set over a cookie sheet. Drizzle the icing over the top. Let icing set and then cut into bars.
Now – what is the best food item that they served in your school cafeteria – did you have a favorite?