Make It Monday- Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

Happy Monday everyone! 0001QR As much as I love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, these yummy bars are better.  They are salty, crunchy and chewy with just the perfect amount of sweet.  I actually make these a lot in fall. They seem to go with the season. IMG_8929 The bars will hold nicely for up to a week. You need IMG_8750

  • 2 sticks room temperature unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups raspberry jelly
  • 2/3 cup salted chopped peanuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×13 pan and line with parchment paper. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt.  Set aside. IMG_8752 In the bowl of an electric mixer fitter with a paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar on minute speed until light and fluffy.  Reduce to low and add vanilla, eggs and peanut butter.  Mix until thoroughly combined.  Add flour mixture and mix until just combined. IMG_8754 Spread two-thirds of the dough evenly into the pan.  Pour jelly over the top of the dough.  Crumble remaining dough over the jelly letting parts of the jelly peek through. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts. IMG_8755 Cook for about 45 minutes or until golden brown. IMG_8925   Off to a yummy week! XO, Jenny

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