Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Kaye Dunn
from Van Buren, AR

I pinched this from My Recipes Daily Indulgence. Hubby loves Peanut Butter & Jelly and this hit the spot! I used Dry Roasted Peanuts and pulsed them lightly in my mini food processor. I didn't have unsalted butter, so I used salted and left out the salt in the recipe. You could use any sort of preserves that you like. Enjoy!

serves 24 Bars
prep time 20 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 stick
    (1/4 lb) unsalted butter (softened)
  • 3/4 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 lg
    egg (at room temperature)
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 c
    creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 1/2 c
    strawberry preserves
  • 2/3 c
    salted peanuts
  • 2/3 c
    peanut butter chips
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How To Make

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350. Butter and lightly flour a 9 x 13 inch baking pan.
  • 2
    Using an electric mixer on medium speed, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Lower speed, add egg and mix thoroughly.
  • 3
    In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking powder and salt. On low speed, slowly add flour mixture to peanut butter mixture. Mix until combined. Set aside 1/2 cup of dough.
  • 4
    Using your fingertips, press remaining dough into an even layer in the pan. Spread preserves over dough. Crumble reserved 1/2 cup dough over preserves and then sprinkle with peanuts and peanut butter chips.
  • 5
    Bake until golden and bubbly, 45 minutes. Cool on a wire rack and cut into bars.
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