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Try this recipe that's a new twist on a classic. Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars combine those oh-so-tasty flavors that we all know and love into a dessert bar that the whole family will appreciate. Bonus: no bread crusts to cut off!

Recipe by MyRecipes April 2012

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
bake:
45 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Yield:
24 bars
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Ingredients

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Directions

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

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

274 calories; fat 15g; saturated fat 5g; protein 7g; carbohydrates 30g; fiber 2g; cholesterol 19mg; sodium 152mg.
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