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Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars

A simple dessert, that features one of your favorite childhood flavor combinations. 
Author: Meaghan @ 4 Sons R Us

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cup grape jam/jelly

Instructions

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until whipped and fluffy.
  • Add in the eggs, extract, and peanut butter-- mixing until evenly incorporated.
  • Slowly add in the flour and baking powder, mixing consistently until evenly incorporated.
  • Lightly grease a 9x13" pan with non-stick cooking spray. Spread 2/3 of the batter evenly out over the bottom of the pan.
  • Using a spatula, spread the jam/jelly out over the batter leaving a half inch clean on all sides.
  • Using a teaspoon, drop the remaining batter/dough evenly out over top of the dish.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown and cooked through.