Oh Wow! These bars are great! Made them exactly as the recipe was written, except that I didn't have a 9 x 13 mine was 9.5 x 13.5, but it worked out just fine. I used Dry Roasted Peanuts and pulsed them a bit in a mini food processor. Heaven. Hubby loves them too.
Oh my gosh! We used to have this great bakery - Cielo Bakery - in Spokane that made the most wonderful peanut butter & jelly bars. Then they closed and I have been craving them ever since. These bars are exactly like Cielo Bakery's!! I make them in a 9x9 pan instead of the 13x9 so they're thicker, and leave off the peanut butter chips. Maybe bake another 5 minutes, but not long.