PB & J Bars

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 295 calories
    • Fat 17 g
    • Sat Fat 6 g
    • Cholesterol 30 mg
    • Sodium 195 mg
    • Protein 7 g
    • Carbohydrate 31 g
    • Sugar 17 g
    • Fiber 2 g
    • Iron 1 mg
    • Calcium 12 mg

Heat oven to 350° F. Butter an 8-inch square baking dish. Line with parchment paper.Combine the jam and raspberries in a small bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and baking powder.Beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium-high until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined. Add the peanut butter and beat until combined.Gradually add the flour mixture, mixing on low until just combined. Press half the dough into the prepared dish. Top with the raspberry mixture. Fold the peanuts into the remaining half of the dough and drop in clumps over the jam. Bake until the top is golden brown, 35 to 40 minutes.Cool in the dish for 30 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Cut into 16 squares.

Ingredients

  1. Check 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus more for the baking dish
  2. Check 1/2 cup raspberry jam
  3. Check 1/2 cup fresh raspberries, mashed
  4. Check 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  5. Check 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  6. Check 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  7. Check 3/4 cup sugar
  8. Check 1 large egg
  9. Check 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  10. Check 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  11. Check 1/2 cup chopped salted roasted peanuts

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350° F. Butter an 8-inch square baking dish. Line with parchment paper.
  2. Combine the jam and raspberries in a small bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and baking powder.
  3. Beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium-high until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined. Add the peanut butter and beat until combined.
  4. Gradually add the flour mixture, mixing on low until just combined. Press half the dough into the prepared dish. Top with the raspberry mixture. Fold the peanuts into the remaining half of the dough and drop in clumps over the jam. Bake until the top is golden brown, 35 to 40 minutes.
  5. Cool in the dish for 30 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Cut into 16 squares.