Sunday, May 24, 2009

More Baking for Justin - Peanut Butter Chips and Jelly Bars

Peanut Butter Chips and Jelly Bars

1 1/2 cups AP flour
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup (1 stick) cold butter
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup Grape Jelly
1 2/3 cup (10 ounce package) peanut butter chips, divided

Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease (I used PAM) 9-inch square baking pan.

Stir together flour, sugar, and baking powder in a large bowl. With pastry blender or two knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbles. Add egg; blend well. Reserve half of mixture; press remaining mixture onto bottom of prepared pan. Spread jelly over crust. Sprinkle 1 cup PB chips over jelly. Stir together reserved crumb mixture with remaining 2/3 cup chips; sprinkle over top.

Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.

Tips: For a whimsical twist on this TNT classic, use cookie cutters to cut out shapes.

Yield: 16 bars
Source: Hershey's Best Loved Recipes, 2000

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