Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

Makes 36 bars
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 ½ cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 13 oz. jar Stonewall Kitchen Strawberry or Raspberry Jam
  • 2/3 cup salted peanuts, coarsely chopped

In a large mixer bowl, beat butter and sugar on medium-high speed until fluffy (about 2 min.). Add eggs, peanut butter and vanilla, beating until combined (about 2 min.). Stir in flour, salt and baking powder until thoroughly combined. Spoon 2/3 of mixture evenly into buttered 13x9" pan; spread jam on top of peanut butter mixture. Take small amounts of remaining dough and scatter randomly over top, trying to cover most of the surface. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts. Bake in a preheated 350° oven until top is golden (about 45 min.). Remove from oven; cool completely before cutting.

Recipe courtesy of Stonewall Kitchen.