PB&J Bars

PB&J Bars
Servings: 18 Prep 15 mins Bake 350°F 35 mins


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoon (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup seedless strawberry jam
  • 2/3 cup salted peanuts, chopped

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Place nonstick aluminum foil in the bottom and overhanging sides of a 9 x 13 x 2-inch baking dish; set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt until well blended.

3. Beat butter and sugar on medium-high speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add egg and beat until incorporated. Add peanut butter and beat until well blended, about 2 minutes.

4. On low speed, add in flour and beat just until blended. Stir in vanilla extract. Spread into prepared pan and bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and spread with jam and sprinkle with peanuts; bake an additional 5 minutes. Cool completely on wire rack, then lift from pan using aluminum foil; cut into 18 bars.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 18; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 247, Fat, total (g): 14, chol. (mg): 22, sat. fat (g): 4, carb. (g): 27, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 6, sodium (mg): 92, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.