Monday, April 7, 2008

Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars

from Barefoot Contessa

2 sticks butter at room temp
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs at room temp
2 cups creamy peanut butter
3 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups jam (I used strawberry preserve)
2/3 cup salted peanuts, chopped coarsely (instead I used peanut butter chips)
Cream butter and sugar for 2 minutes until light yellow. With mixer on low, add vanilla, eggs, and peanut butter until well combined. Add dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Spread 2/3 of dough on greased 9x13 pan and press until even. Spread jam evenly over dough. Drop small gobs of remaining gough evenly over jam. Don't worry if all the jam isn't covered. Sprinkle with peanuts and bake at 35o for about 40 minutes or until golden brown.

1 comment:

Johnsons of Haymarket said...

I can give an "AMEN" to this one! We made it and thoroughly enjoyed it!