fresh strawberry bars

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Ellen Bales
from Indianapolis, IN

Everyone is bound to love these bars, especially the kids. Make these in less than an hour for a quick dessert or snack. Recipe & photo: bhg.com

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves Makes 24 bars
prep time 25 Min
cook time 25 Min

Ingredients For fresh strawberry bars

  • 3/4 c
    butter, softened
  • 3/4 c
    peanut butter
  • 1 c
    packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
    strawberry jam
  • 4 c
    small whole strawberries, halved or quartered

How To Make fresh strawberry bars

  • 1
    In a large mixing bowl beat butter and peanut butter on medium to high for 30 seconds. Beat in sugars, baking powder, and salt until combined. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until combined. Beat in as much flour as you can with mixer. Stir in remaining flour.
  • 2
    Spread dough in a foil-lined 13x9x2-inch baking pan, extending foil beyond edges. Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for about 25 minutes or until top is lightly browned and toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.
  • 3
    Cool completely on rack. Remove from pan by lifting foil. Spread jam over crust and top with berries. Cut into bars. Serve at once or chill up to 6 hours.
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