Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

taken from Martha Stewart's Cookies
you can also find the recipe here!
guest post from IN Baker

Makes about 3 dozen
  • 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 fitted with the paddle attachment. 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 offset spatula. Using offset 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. Transfer to a wire rack to cool; cut into about thirty-six 1 1/2-by-2-inch pieces.

My kids loved these!! ~IN Baker


  1. I first tried the famous PB & J Combo a few years ago and have been totally hooked since... Think these may be a new obsession :)

  2. Who is IN baker? Is that your sister?

  3. My hubby and mini baker don't really like peanut butter, so I don't get around to making peanut buttery things! Sad.
    Yes, my sister is IN (Indiana) Baker she bakes a lot, but doesn't have time for blogging with 4 kids! ;0) so, I do it for her!


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