Prep Time
20 Mins
Bake Time
45 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 5 Mins
Yield
24 bars

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and lightly flour a 9-by-13-inch baking pan.

Step 2

Using an electric mixer on medium speed, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Lower speed; add egg, vanilla and peanut butter and beat until combined.

Step 3

In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking powder and salt. On low speed, slowly add flour mixture to peanut butter mixture. Mix until just combined. Set aside 1/2 cup dough.

Step 4

Using your fingertips, press remaining dough into an even layer in pan. Spread preserves over dough. Crumble reserved 1/2 cup dough over preserves and then sprinkle with peanuts and peanut butter chips.

Step 5

Bake until golden and bubbly, 45 minutes. Cool on a wire rack and cut into bars.

Chef's Notes

This recipe also appeared in the September 2007 issue.

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