How to Make Double Crunch Peanut Butter and Jam Bars
the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and dust a 9 x 13 baking pan with the 2
tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons flour. Shake out the excess
a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar on
medium speed until light yellow, about 2 minutes, and nice and smooth.
a clean hand, rub the oil on the inside of a 2-cup measuring cup before
measuring the peanut butter. It won’t stick that way.
With the mixer on low, add the vanilla, eggs, and peanut butter and mix until well combined.
a small bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. With
the mixer on low, slowly add the flour mixture to the peanut butter
mixture. Mix just until combined.
two thirds of the dough in the prepared pan, using a knife to spread it
evenly. Spread the jam evenly over the dough. Add the remaining dough
by the tablespoonful and spread gently over the jam. The remaining
batter will not completely cover the jam which is a good thing since the
beautiful cherry jam will shine through. Sprinkle with the chopped
Bake for 45 minutes, until golden brown. Cool and cut into 20 bars.