San Diego Peanut Butter Chews!
Since then, however, I have received a second version.
I'm pretty sure this version is the actual, honest-to-God copy, as it's from a woman who used to work in the cafeteria.
Oh happy days!
Madison High Peanut Butter Chews
Grease (with shortening, not oil) two 8" x 13" pans.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Mix and set aside:
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
In another bowl, mix until creamy:
2/3 cup butter (original recipe calls for "oleo", but eeewww. Always use butter)
1 cup peanut butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups granulated sugar
Combine creamed mixture with dry mixture.
Add and blend well:
2 cups quick oats or 2 cups coconut
(I wonder if regular oats would work? I think they taste so much better than the quick. Or I wonder if half oats and half coconut would taste yummy?)
Pat into two greased pans and level.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes (don't let them get too brown)
While the bars are baking, mix up a very thin (but not watery) glaze of powdered sugar and vanilla icing (ingredients and quantities not listed, but I always thought the glaze from the previously posted recipe wasn't enough).
Spread glaze on baked chews while they are still hot.
Cool, then cut into squares.