Since I'm a bit behind on entries, I thought I'd post a recipe today in addition to my notes on the Chocolate Fudge Cake. I'm not sure if I've ever had these squares before, but they sound great and I think they'd be a perfect lunch box addition.
Peanut Butter Squares
3 1/2 C Flour 1 tsp Vanilla
1 tbs Baking Powder 1 C Peanut Butter
1/2 tsp Salt 1/2 C Honey
1 C lard (shortening) 1/4 tsp Salt
2 C Brown Sugar
2 Eggs, beaten
Sift flour with baking powder & 1/2 tsp salt. (in a separate bowl) Cream lard (shortening) and sugar gradually. Add eggs & vanilla & beat thoroughly. Add sifted dry ingredients & mix until well blended. Place 1/2 of the dough in a 9x14 in. greased pan. Mix peanut butter, honey & 1/4 tsp salt & spread over dough. Press other 1/2 of dough on top. Bake in moderate oven - 375 degrees for 20-25 min. Cut in uniform pieces about 1 1/2 in. squares. Yield - 4 dozen.
Grandmas Notes: I put mine in a 350 oven. I also like more honey - 1 Cup.
Chris' Notes: It seems from the notes that this isn't one of Grandma's own recipes, but I could find no mention of source and she signed her name to it - perhaps she'd intended to give it to someone. She mailed me recipes pretty regularly. Grandma once noted on a recipe she sent me that she was a "great one for changing recipes"- thus the additional honey in this one.
Enjoy and until next time - happy baking!