Blog Challenge- favorite sweet recipe!

It's Peanut Butter Jelly Time! woo-woo!

Today's blog challenge- your favorite sweet recipe!While I prefer cooking, it's obvious I love to eat. (oink, oink) Luckily, I have some friends (Mary) who can really bake! Here's an awesome recipe for Peanut butter & Jelly Bars. It got a thumbs up from my bff co-workers and our kids at school. In fact, the recipe came from a classroom parent. Enjoy!

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pan
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups smooth peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups strawberry jam, or other flavor
  • 2/3 cup salted peanuts, roughly chopped
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9-by-13-inch pan with butter, and line the bottom with parchment paper. Grease the parchment, and coat inside of pan with flour; set aside. Place butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat on medium-high speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes. On medium speed, add eggs and peanut butter; beat until combined, about 2 minutes.
  2. Whisk together salt, baking powder, and flour. Add to bowl of mixer on low speed; combine. Add vanilla. Transfer two-thirds of mixture to prepared pan; spread evenly with spatula. Spread jam on top of peanut-butter mixture. Dollop remaining third of peanut-butter mixture on top of jam. Sprinkle with peanuts.
  3. Bake until golden, about 45 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. MMMM MMMMM! THose look excellent. i, also, love to eat..but gosh darn those extra pounds it always leads to!! I love your pic of your "two boys"...it made me giggle because I though- man, I have 6! (hubby, puppy, and 4 little boys!!) I'm just visiting from FTLOB Thirsty THursday!! Have a great weekend!


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