Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Peanut Butter Chips & Jelly Bars

The 1st time I made this recipe was like 5 yrs ago. and then i came across Ina Garten's and Martha Stewarts peanut butter and jelly bars but never could get myself to make their recipes because this one is just too good to give up on.and granted their recipes for PBj bars probablly are really really good too, but I promise this recipe is fabulous. Obviously it is, otherwise I would have stopped making it or tried a different one by now. Its real simple, here's the recipe link for the actual recipe, and I also wrote the recipe down below. Oh and you have to use Smucker's seedless jam. its the best. i prefer the strawberry over the grape but either is good!! (BTW, the picture in the middle is of my brother shoving a spoonfull of it in is mouth, right after it came out of the oven. Too impatient to wait for it to be cut into bars.)


  • 1-1/2 cups + 1 T all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick)cold butter

    3/4 teaspoon
    baking powder
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup sugar

    1-2/3 cups
    (10-oz. pkg.) REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips, divided

    3/4 cup Smucker's grape or strawberry seedless jam


  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Grease 9-inch square glass baking pan.
    Stir together flour, sugar and baking powder; cut in butter with
    pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
    Stir in beaten egg until blended.
    Reserve 1 cup mixture; press remaining mixture onto bottom
    of prepared pan. Stir jelly to soften; spread evenly over crust.
    Sprinkle 1 cup peanut butter chips over jelly. Stir remaining 2/3 cup chips
    into reserved crumb mixture; sprinkle over top.
    Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned.
    Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. About 16 bars.

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