Monday, September 3, 2012

Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

Another recipe I found on Pinterest... to be exact!!  I must give credit because I didn't make any changes this time... though I will still write out the recipe at the bottom.  The hubby love Peanut Butter and Jelly, so to make as a dessert was a no brainer.  His buddies were over, so I knew they wouldn't go to waste.

I remembered to take a few more pictures this time.  Though, forgive me, they are not the greatest.

The first step is to cream butter and sugar, which is most definitely the yummiest thing in the World!!

Then you add the eggs, peanut butter and vanilla till its creamy goodness...

Then you add the flour mixture and mix until well combined (no pic for that, but you get the point)
I lined a 9x13 pan with foil and sprayed the foil with floured baking spray (so much easier than doing it the conventional way).  I pressed 2/3 of the batter into the pan... then spread the jam across the top of the batter... I chose grape because it's Johnny's favorite... the remaining batter was dropped onto the jelly in little clumps, and then topped it all off with chopped peanuts... YUMMY!!

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes...

And VIOLA... Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars...

Like I said in the beginning... I think it could have used a but more jelly... but that's ok... trial and error!!  The peanuts added a nice salty to the sweetness of the peanut butter "cake"...

I must say, it needs a glass of milk to go with it, but you will not be disappointed if you like peanut butter and jelly!!

2 sticks of butter (soft)
1 1/2 cups of sugar
1 tsp of vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups of creamy peanut butter
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 cup of grape jam (ok, you can use whichever flavor you want)
1/2 cup of chopped peanuts

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
Line a 9x13 pan with foil or parchment, grease and flour (or use baking spray like me).
Cream butter and sugar together in mixer, add eggs, vanilla and peanut butter, and mix until well combined.
Sift flour and baking powder together in separate bowl then add slowly to creamed mixture.
Spread 2/3 of batter into pan and spread to the edges.  Spread jam on top, then drop clumps of batter on top.  Sprinkle peanuts on top.

Bake for 45 minutes and golden brown!
Enjoy!! We all did over here!

Again... thank you to for the recipe!!! I love your page and wanted to share your yumminess with my friends! (Everyone... enjoy her site... it's got good stuff on it!)