Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars
Each bite of these peanut butter and jelly bars will take you back to childhood. A chewy base loaded with peanut butter topped with grape jelly and chunks of dough. Simple to prepare and bars can also be frozen.
Bars, Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars
light brown sugar
creamy peanut butter*
jelly or jam
roughly chopped, optional
Preheat oven 350 degrees.
Butter or spray a 9 x13 pan. I use a
Pyrex baking dish
Whisk the flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl and set aside.
Using bowl for mixer fitted with paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugars until creamy and light in color - about 3 minutes.
Add in the peanut butter and vanilla beat until smooth.
Beat in eggs until combined.
Add in the flour mixture and beat until just combined.
Divide the dough into thirds. Evenly spread 2/3 of dough into pan. Use your hands or
to press dough into pan.
Spread the jelly or jam evenly on top.
With the remaining dough, break off pieces and scatter them on top. Top with chopped peanuts, if using.
Bake for 35 minutes until golden brown.
Let cool on
then cut into squares.
Natural peanut butter - where the oil separates from the peanut butter - is not recommended. It will cause the batter to be crumbly and it will fall apart.
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