Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

These bars are so rich and delicious.  It's like having a PB&J in dessert form.  The original recipe was found at mybakingaddiction.com.  Don't forget the milk when you eat these bars.

1 cup butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
2 cup peanut butter (*see note)
3 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2-2 cup jam or jelly
1/2 cup chopped nuts (I used almonds the recipe calls for peanuts)

Cream the butter and sugar together.  Add the vanilla, eggs, and peanut butter; mix well.  Add flour, baking powder, and salt until just mixed.  Spread the 2/3 of mixture in bottom of greased and floured 9X13" pan.  Spread the jam or jelly on top.  Drop globs of dough mix on top of jam and then sprinkle with nuts.  Bake at 350* for 45 minutes.  Enjoy!
*Note:  I used all creamy, but you can do half creamy and half chunky if that is what you like.

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