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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Peanut butter and jelly bars

I can honestly say if I had to choose my last meal on earth, it would probably be a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Peanut butter on both sides and grape or raspberry jelly. My mouth is watering just thinking of it. Yes I am weird and I love kid food :). It is no surprise that when I came across this recipe, it flew to the top of my must make dessert list. I loved eating pb&j for dessert, savoring every single bite, it tasted so much like my favorite lunchtime treat (except with more butter...and sugar).

2 sticks, unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups of sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 large eggs
2 cups creamy peanut butter (not all natural refrigerator kind)
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups of jam (I used strawberry)

1. Cream butter and sugar together
2. Add vanilla, eggs, and peanut butter and mix until combined
3. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking powder and salt.
4. Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture and mix until combined
5. Spread about 2/3 of the dough into a full sized greased baking dish
6. Spread jam evenly over the dough
7. Top with remaining 1/3 dough (in chunks, doesn't have to cover it completely)
8. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45min



oh MY tookies! said...

all over making this, this weekend!! thank you for sharing your pbj bar with me :)

Carol said...

I don't know if this is Ina Garten's recipe or not, but she has a darned good one that I've tried. Be still my heart!!

Theresa said...

Those look delicious! My mouth is watering.

The Preppy Student said...

yum yum yum! these sound amazing! I am your newest follower. I cannot wait to read more of your posts and hope that maybe you can return the favor and follow The Preppy Student. I always comment for every comment left on my page and hope to start a friendly relationship with your wonderful blog! Have a happy Saturday:)

CeCe said...

I'm a major PBJ fan. Sadly it's one of my fav things to eat for dinner! so I know I'd love these.

Amanda said...

Oh, my goodness. I think this is a dessert I could actually make! And then I can take it to my best friend's house (who is an amazing cook) and be all "What? These things? I've been making them for years..." ;o) She probably won't buy it, but it's worth a try.

Love your blog!

Unknown said...

Oh my, these look divine! I'm a big pb&j lover too. :)

Erin James said...

Yummy!!!!!!! I love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (i know, like a child haha) so this needs to definitley be made :)

Jenny said...

Those look so yummy! I am a huge PB fan..will definitely give them a try.

Meg @ write meg! said...

YUM. Anything peanut butter is all right by me!

Jen said...

Ok so I made these last night and they were good but REALLY rich. I would probably make some variations to the recipe like less peanut butter and maybe use a baking sheet instead of 9X13 so they arent so big.

I love your blog and you and your husband are adorable!

Katie {katie lately} said...

ok making these tonight... i eat a PB&J every afternoon bahaha

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