I don’t think too many people crave cafeteria food from their youth. Right? I have been in more than one conversation happily reminiscing over rectangular pizza that fit the entire width of the portioned tray, but that in no way inspired me to re-create the floppy pizza squares of my youth. But these peanut butter blondies? These stuck with me. I’ve finally brought them home.
The “PB Brownies,” as they were known on the lunch menu, were dense, extremely peanut buttery bricks with a thick coating of peanut butter frosting. They weighed a TON, they were sweet, they were HUGE. The lunch crew would cut them into 4×4 inch slabs and you could buy extras for 50 cents. I was typically a lunch packer, rarely moving through the hot-lunch line, but when it was PB Brownie day….I was all over it. I would buy an extra at the end of lunch and savor it in that cold, loud cafeteria. A little moment of sugary peanut buttery bliss in the middle of the school day….