Get your glass of milk ready!!! These bars are highly
addicting and seriously good! Run to your pantry and
start baking. Great for kids and adults!! It's like the
best PB & J you will ever have!
Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars
2 sticks of unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups of sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 extra large eggs, room temperature
2 cups creamy peanut butter, skippy
3 cups of all purpose flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 1/2 cups of jam, your choice
2/3 cups of salted peanuts, chopped
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2) Spray a 9 by 13 pan, generously
3) With an electric mixer cream the butter and sugar
on medium speed until light yellow, about 2 minutes.
Turn speed to low and add vanilla and, eggs and peanut
butter and mix until combined.
4) In a small bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder
and salt. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the
flour mixture to the peanut butter mixture. Mix.
5) Spread 2/3 of the dough into a prepared cake pan
and spread over the bottom with a knife of off set
spatula. Spread the jam evenly over the dough. Drop
small globs of the the remaining dough evenly over
the jam. Don't worry if all the jam is not covered, it
will spread in the oven. Sprinkle with chopped nuts
and bake for 45 minutes, until golden brown. Cut into
squares!!! Ina Garten. Enjoy.