Hey hey I made something tasty! Since my recipes are a bit fewer and far between…I thought I’d come at you with a doozey. These barssssssss.
How beautiful is that jelly swirl? I love peanut butter as all of you know and I am a giant fan of peanut butter and jelly as well. Like, had 2 of them a day in high school. My Mom packed my lunch (spoiled) and I always wanted pb&j or a fluffernutter (those were the good ole days).
Now I have kale salad for lunch…
But I balance that out with eating pans of bars for dessert while sitting on the opposite side of the couch so Mikey can’t hear me snorting between bites.
These bars are blondies so they are packed with butter and brown sugar, two of my best friends. They are sooo good and sadly way too easy to eat. Add a glass of milk and, boom, they’ll be gone. At least they have peanut butter chips in them…protein?
Thanks for being the better half of this relationship and sticking with me when I am lazy/busy/out of touch. I miss you all and promise I think about MIMK and the community alllll the time!
In the mean time, make these yummy bars and enjoy the weather because it’s IN THE 60’S HERE!!!! If you need me I’ll be at the dog park/walking everywhere possible! LOVE YOU!!!
Peanut Butter & Jelly Blondies
1 1/2 Sticks Butter, Melted and Cooled
1 1/2 Cups Flour
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1 1/2 Cups Packed Brown Sugar
2 Large Eggs, Beaten
4 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
1 Cup Peanut Butter Chips
3/4 Cup Crushed Roasted Peanuts (Optional, I omitted)
1/2 Cup Raspberry, Strawberry or Grape Jelly/Preserves
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place two overlapping sheets of parchment paper into a 9×13 baking dish so the paper hangs over the edge about 1 inch (makes it easy to lift baked bars out of pan).
Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl.
In another medium bowl, mix the melted butter and brown sugar until combined. Add in the eggs and vanilla and mix until incorporated.
Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and fold together well. Fold in peanut butter chips and peanuts if using them here.
Pour batter into prepared dish and spread evenly. Use a spoon to set the jelly onto the batter and use a knife to draw swirls around through the batter. Bake for about 30-35 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean from the center. let cool completely before serving!
recipe adapted from The Food Network.