Tonya, an employee at The Baker’s
Store, submitted this recipe for a
Brownie and Bars recipe contest.
Reminiscent of the popular kid’s
peanut butter and jelly sandwich, these
substantial bars are easy to package up
for the lunch box or a weekend hike or
ski day. The bars are filling and one
pan can go a long way!
— Julie Christopher
We made some adjustments to Tonya’s
recipe, dropping the amount of butter
and cutting down on the amount of
crust to make a lighter bar that’s more
evenly balanced between the peanut
butter and jelly. We like to use Smuck-ers® low-sugar strawberry spread
inside, for its lovely bright color and
not-too-sweet flavor. —ed.
1/2 cup ( 4 ounces, 1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup ( 7 1/2 ounces) brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups ( 14 1/4 ounces) creamy peanut
2 cups ( 8 1/2 ounces) King Arthur All
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
FILLING & TOPPING
1 1/2 cups ( 18 ounces) high-quality jam
of your choice
1/2 cup ( 2 1/2 ounces) salted peanuts,
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9" x 13" pan, or line with parchment.
In a stand mixer cream the butter and brown sugar until well blended (about 2 minutes).
With the mixer on low add the vanilla, eggs, and peanut butter; mix until well combined.
Scrape the bowl a few times during mixing.
In a separate bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Slowly add the dry
ingredients with the mixer at low speed to the peanut butter mixture until just
Spread half of the dough into the prepared pan (an offset spatula or bowl scraper
works well here). Spread the jam evenly over the dough. Drop small globs of the remaining dough over the jam. Sprinkle with the peanuts. Bake for 35 to 38 minutes until
golden brown and set. Remove from the oven, cool, and cut into 1"x 2" bars.
Nutrition information per serving (1 bar w/ raspberry jam, 56g): 218 calories, 5g protein, 26g carbohydrates, 11g fat, 1g fiber, 4g
saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 21mg cholesterol, 180mg sodium, 16g sugars, 2mg vitamin C, 1mg iron, 30mg calcium. Weight Watchers
PointsPlus®: 6 points.
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