Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Nutty Peanut Butter Jelly Squares or Bars


Nutty Peanut Butter Jelly Squares or Bars ... Delicious bar cookies with the classic combination of peanut butter and jelly. These bars are loaded with peanut butter, jam and peanuts. Homemade strawberry jam make them extra special! A nutty and fruity treat for kids of all ages!!!


Nutty Peanut Butter Jelly Squares or Bars
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Makes : 16


Ingredients :
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp.  salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cut into pieces
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1  tsp.  vanilla essence
  • 3/4 cup salted, roasted peanuts
  • 1 cup homemade strawberry jam


Method :
  • Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350 F / 180 C. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with an 8x13 inch sheet of parchment or foil, letting the excess hang over.
  • In a food processor, mix the flour, brown sugar and salt.
  • Add the butter; pulse until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
  • Add the peanut butter and vanilla; process until crumbly.
  • Measure out 2/3 cup of the crumb mixture; transfer to a bowl and add peanuts.
  • Transfer the remaining crumb mixture into the prepared pan and using fingertips, press dough evenly onto bottom of pan.
  • Spoon the jam on top and spread to within 1/2 inch of the edges.
  • Sprinkle the peanut-crumb mixture evenly over the top, going all the way to the edges of the pan.
  • Bake until top is golden brown and the jam is bubbling, about 45 minutes. (If browning too quickly on top, lay a sheet of foil loosely over the pan.)
  • Transfer the pan to a rack to cool completely. Use the foil overhang to lift the bars out of the pan.
  • Gently peel foil from edges and cut into squares or bars.
Note :
I used 1/3 of the above recipe and baked in ( 8" x 4" ) molded foil.

Recipe Source : Every Day with Rachael Ray



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Thank you for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the recipe!!!

50 comments :

  1. Wow looks great n tempting... Should be really chewy... Bookmarking it


    Event: Dish name starts with Q till Feb 28th

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  2. Lovely and healthy snacks bars .

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  3. looks so good and tempting!!!
    http://www.indiantastyfoodrecipes.com/

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  4. ghosh..this looks too good!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  5. OMG ! What a tempting bar..
    http://recipe-excavator.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Akila, WeR SAHM, Jasna, Kauser, Rekha, Latha, Prathima, Ramya & Sangeetha :)

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  7. looks awesome.. nice preparation..

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  8. How yummy! PB & J sandwiches are my favourite so I can safely say these bars would go down a treat

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  9. Oh my gosh these look scrumptious! I love peanut butter and jelly, I will never get tired of it. Thanks for sharing, I will definitely be trying!

    Sincerely,
    Happy Valley Chow

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  12. YUMMY !!!
    There is nothing like PB and jelly - the perfect combination
    These are really tempting :)

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  13. Delicious and fulfilling snack bar. Pics are amazing.
    Deepa

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  14. Oh goodness that looks amazing! I bet they would be a huge hit :)

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  17. very tempting ,perfect kids delight dear!!
    Love to see your recipe linked up in Flavors Of Cuisines-"Mexican"

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  18. hi ambreen..bookmarked with thanks..love this kind of snack-delicious!

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  19. Wow! So tempting that my daughter is insisting me to try this for her friends. Would love to do so :)

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    1. Thank you Jeni, PT, Premalatha, Tash, Divya, Lillian, Maha, Happy Valley Chow, realitaliandish,Winnie, Deepa, Alexis, Julie,Wan & zub momi for your sweet comments :)

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  20. Yum Yum. The perfect combination. Thanks for making this and sharing it. Delicious.

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  23. that looks good n sooo delicious.

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  26. These look delicious, thanks for sharing! I am a new follower!

    Christi
    http://the-not-so-perfect-momblog.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Christi! I will check out your blog and will follow back :)

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  27. Oh my goodness Ambreen,
    This is so much temptation of a fabulous treat! Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  28. º° ✿彡
    Olá, amiga!
    Sei que é delicioso e nutritivo.
    A apresentação das barrinhas com o recheio de morango é convidativa.
    Bom domingo! Boa semana!
    Beijinhos do Brasil
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  30. Oh my goodness, forget about the good old sandwich, if you can have PB&J like that! Loving it!
    Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza - hope to see you there again this week with more deliciousness :)

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  31. These look GOOD! Thanks for sharing at my link party last weekend @The Weekend re-Treat!

    Hope to see you again this week!

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  32. These look amazing as well (everything always does!) :-) x

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