Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Cafeteria Lincoln Logs (AKA Reese’s Bars)

I recently went through my recipes to send one to my engaged cousin. I stumbled upon an old childhood favorite from the cafeteria ladies in my small town, USA school. My brilliant mother had the foresight to ask the head lunch-lady for the recipe.

I was hosting book club, and thought it would be the perfect treat. I excitedly text the girls that I was making Lincoln Logs- the mind numbingly delicious treat I used to scrape my pennies together until I had the required .75 cents to buy one in middle school.... and *crickets*

They didn't even know what I was talking about. "Is that like French toast and sausage?" one asked.
"I thought it was raisins on a peanut butter coated celery stick!" texted another.

Oh my stars. I was about to blow their minds.

At the end of book club night they decided they should be called Reese's bars, thanks to the delicious peanut butter and chocolate combo. Do you, people; Reese's Bars is an apt name.

As for me, I will keep calling them Lincoln logs and will taste a little bit of my perfect childhood with every bite. So brew yourself a cup of coffee (you'll need some for the recipe) and get baking!


1 cup Margarine/Butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cups flour
1 2/3 cup oatmeal

1. Cream butter and sugars together
2. Add peanut butter, eggs, and vanilla
3. Add all dry ingredients
4. Spread onto a 15 1/2 x 11 sprayed cookie/jelly pan
5. Spread dough to within 1" of the edge
6. Bake 8-10 min @ 350 degrees
Do not overbake- bars will look slightly underdone.
7. Cool and frost

Before Oven:


1/2 package of powder sugar
2 Tbs margarine/butter
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup cocoa powder

1. Mix all ingredients
2. Then add hot coffee (or hot water- but I recommend the coffee) to the mixture until it is a spreadable consistency

Eat and Enjoy!


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