They served a dessert called cocoa puff bars and I loved them. I can't actually now recall which lunch the bars went with, although I have never forgotten the green beans with the mac and cheese, the flabby pizza, and hot sauce with the Vietnam fried rice.
I remembered those bars a month or so ago and suddenly realized: I could make them! And eat them again! But alas, a Google search showed me that there are several versions of cocoa puff bars around (one, oddly, with a ganache topping; these are cocoa puffs, people, and they are not gourmet).
They are super-simple to make and the cocoa puffs give a delicious crunch in the rich peanut-buttery goo. If you can ignore the questionable nature of the puffs (what, exactly, are they?), these bars are wonderful.
I've made these bars twice now, and both times I finished the box by dumping the cocoa puffs into a finished batch of chocolate buckwheat granola with a fierce ironic glee. Health food: meet strange food! Wheeee!
Cocoa Puff Bars, the old-school Mennonite version
Heat together (I do this in a large pot):
1/3 cup butter
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
Stir to melt. Turn off heat and add:
1 cup chocolate chips
Stir again. Fold in:
7 cups cocoa puffs
Press and smooth mixture gently into lightly greased 9x13 pan. Cover. Cool to room temperature. Cut into bars.