GF CF Peanut Butter Bars


by Christine Roach

Peanut Butter Bars

As a child, my favorite school lunch treat was the peanut butter bars. I still crave them all the time but can never figure out how to make them. Today, these cravings sent me to, where I found several recipes for peanut butter bars. I got the main idea from these recipes, but tweaked them a little bit to create my own GF/CF version. My 2-year old loved these, but the other two wouldn’t touch them because of the texture of the frosting. I guess next time I’m going to have to make some with frosting and some without.

If you ever find a recipe that you want to make but it doesn’t work with the diet, you can always email Larraine or me and we will help you figure out a way to make the recipe GF/CF.

GF/CF Peanut Butter Bars
1 cup shortening
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup peanut butter
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups GF flour
1 tsp guar gum

2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
Casein-free milk (I used soy, but there are other choices including rice milks and almond milks)

Cream together shortening, sugar, peanut butter, eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour and salt until well mixed. Spread on the bottom of a greased 9×13 pan and bake at 350 F for 15 minutes. Let cool.

To make the frosting, mix together the powdered sugar, peanut butter and vanilla and then add just enough milk for the consistency that you desire. Frost after the peanut butter bars have cooled.

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Comments on GF CF Peanut Butter Bars

September 14, 2010

mamajuliana @ 8:04 pm #

I made these this evening! WOW! Even took pictures!
Thank you for the recipe!

January 19, 2011

Julia @ 6:52 pm #

These look great! I’ll have to try them out on my own 2 year old.. always looking for toddler friendly recipes, and he loves peanut butter.. thankyou!

January 25, 2012

Gayla Walker @ 9:11 pm #

We have looked for these forever. All we found they all had chocolate. Some deserts are not like they use to be. Thank you.

January 26, 2012

David Stokes @ 10:49 am #

These have always been my favorite cookie. I have asked around for a long time to find a recipe. Thank you.