Friday, July 30, 2010

Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

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.


  1. Oh my goodness, this sounds so delicious. (Looks yummy too!)

  2. This looks scrumptious! I am a huge fan of sweets especially when they involve peanut butter. I would like to feature this post and a link to your blog on my weekly Cups of Tea which will post this Sunday - August 1st, I just have a feeling my readers would love it as well.

    By the way, care to swap buttons? I'm always looking for more good foodie blogs. =)

    Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. Have a great weekend.

  3. Oh I love PB and J. I have to try these!

  4. They are a must try!! I adore anything a little salty and sweet.

  5. Um, these are calling my name. They look and sound delish. Along with every other recipe I see on here...I'll be back for sure :)

  6. You know, I'm trying to lose weight here, and you're not helping one bit.

  7. Hi! Thanks for following. I'm your newest follower now. :) So glad to find your blog. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I am going to make these today!!! My kids will love them.

    Lisa xoxo
    Raising Future Leaders

  8. Karen~you make me laugh!! Let me know ladies what you think when you make them!!! My 4 year old loved them. I might have loved them more though...ha

  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I can tell already that I'm going to love yours. A carb-a-holic Target addict? I couldn't have described myself any better.

    These bars look delicious and I know my boys would love them. They are all pb&j lovers! Have a great weekend!

  10. Visiting via Tatertots and Jello! These bars look awesome! I just love PB&J desserts. I do a cupcake version with pie crust bottoms that kids love :)

  11. PB & J grosses me out (long story from childhood) so I won't go anywhere near it. I can't believe I'm saying this, but I think this looks good and I might try it! You might have introduced me to the first PB & J I would actually eat!

  12. Oh my gosh - I want to run to the kitchen and make these right now! They look so good. I'm definitely going to try these soon.

  13. I just happened upon your great blog. Love this recipe and you take super photos.

  14. Wow those sound sinfully good! Following back! Your blog is pretty cute too!

  15. this recipe looks delish! i can't wait to try my hand at it!

    thank you for dropping by my blog. i love yours, esp your blog design and yummmy recipes! would you like to follow each other? =)

    happy weekend.


  16. Looks SO good! My kids will love it.

  17. They look delicious and PB is a wonderful thing! I'm new here and really will enjoy following your blog. The post about Ethan is great!

  18. This is a childhood memory, in the form of a sandwich. How much better as a bar cookie.

  19. I just love bars, they're so easy to make and so delicious. These look positively scrumptious! Peanut butter is one of my very favourite food groups, lol! Thank you for stopping by my blog today, I'm having fun looking around yours. You have a beautiful home.....enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  20. These look so good! My husband has been trying to get me to make a pb&j cookie, now I have a recipe! Thanks for sharing :)

  21. thank you following you too Val =)

  22. my friend made these awhile ago and the were absolutely deelish!

  23. Those do look seriously good.

    Btw, You've been a posting fool! LOL, I'm trying to catch up but not comment on each one. :)

  24. Wonderful post... Very informational and educational as usual!

    Acai Berry Optimum

  25. How clever and cute! And delicious, I'm sure, too! Yum...everyone's favorite all dressed up :)


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