Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

These peanut butter and jelly bars are the perfect dessert version of your favorite childhood sandwich. A peanut butter cookie base is topped with raspberry jam and salty chopped peanuts. You’ll love this easy sweet treat!

These peanut butter and jelly bars are the perfect dessert version of your favorite childhood sandwich. A peanut butter cookie base is topped with raspberry jam and salty chopped peanuts. You'll love this easy sweet treat!

Hi everyone! I have something really exciting to share with all of you.  I’m now blogging for Shop Rite Grocery Store! Please do me a BIG favor and check out my peanut butter and jelly bars post 🙂

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

Yield: 9x13 pan
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
These peanut butter and jelly bars the perfect dessert version of your favorite childhood sandwich. A peanut butter cookie base is topped with raspberry jam and salty chopped peanuts. You'll love this easy sweet treat!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups (18 ounces) creamy peanut butter
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1-1/2 cups raspberry jam or preserves
  • 2/3 cups salted peanuts, coarsely chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease a 9x13 baking paper or line it with parchment paper, set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar on medium speed until light yellow, about 2 minutes.
  4. With the mixer on low speed, add the vanilla, eggs, and peanut butter and mix until all ingredients are combined.
  5. In a small bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  6. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the flour mixture to the peanut butter mixture. Mix just until combined.
  7. Spread 2/3 of the dough into the prepared cake pan and spread over the bottom with a knife or offset spatula.
  8. Spread the jam evenly over the dough.
  9. Drop small globs of the remaining dough evenly over the jam. Don’t worry if all the jam isn’t covered; it will spread in the oven.
  10. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts and bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown.
  11. Cool and cut into squares.

7 Responses to “Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars”

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    Sue — January 6, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    These bars look fantastic, and kudos to you for your new ShopRite connection!

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    mrssnell — January 6, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Congrats, Brandi! How exciting! I’m hiding this post from my husband’s view, or I’ll end up making these PB&J bars tonight. LOL

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    Veronica — January 7, 2011 at 12:58 am

    That’s so cool! I’ll go check it out.

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    Veronica — January 7, 2011 at 1:01 am

    So I left a comment on the post and don’t see it. I didn’t want to leave a second one just in case there’s a delay so if it never shows up, let me know and I’ll return!

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    Blond Duck — January 7, 2011 at 6:21 am

    PB and J is one of the greatest combos in the world.

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    5 Star Foodie — January 7, 2011 at 9:19 am

    congrats on the opportunity with the Shop Rite Blog, on my way to check out the recipe for those delicious looking bars!

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    Faith — January 12, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Yay for blogging with ShopRite! The bars look fantastic, I’m off to check out the recipe!

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