Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars

In honor of Peanut Butter & Jelly Day recently, I have decided to make Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars. This is a recipe i found online and decided to try it out and it turn out well. One of the main thing i would definitely encourage you if you are planning to try out this recipe is to make this as large and thin as possible as the peanut butter bottom can get a bit too much. Overall it’s fun to make with the family and makes for a great snack/dessert.

Ingredients:

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups jam (your choice of flavor!)
  • 1/2 cups salted peanuts, chopped into small pieces
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Grab a large yet shallow 9×13 or bigger pan, line it with parchment paper, and then spray the parchment with cooking spray and flour it.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar in a mixer on medium speed for about 2 minutes.
  4. Turn the mixer to low and add the eggs, vanilla and peanut butter and mix until combined.
  5. Sift the flour and baking powder together.
  6. Turn the mixer back on to low speed and add the flour mixture until just combined.
  7. Spread 2/3 of the dough into the baking pan, spreading to the edges (use your hands, it’s easiest that way!)
  8. Spread the jam evenly over the dough.
  9. Drop small chunks of the remaining dough over the jam. You’ll have some spots where the jam shows through, but don’t worry about that.
  10. Scatter the peanuts over the top.
  11. Bake for 45 minutes or until the dough is golden brown. Cool completely and then cut into squares. Enjoy!

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