One Bowl Peanut Butter & Jam Bars
One bowl for both the crust and the filling and no mixer needed. This easy and delicious recipe comes from One Bowl Baking.
These babies are sure to become family favourites and you can use whatever jam or jelly you love. If a peanut butter and jelly sandwich is a go to snack for you or peanut butter cups are a favourite, I think you will be making these right away. On the off chance there are any leftovers they freeze beautifully.
Makes approximately 16 bars. Preheat oven to 350F. Parchment line a 9-inch square pan.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup packed light brown sugar
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 cup butter, softened to room temperature
1/3 cup chunky peanut butter
1 cup chunky peanut butter
1/2 cup butter, softened to room temperature
1/2 cup icing sugar
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2/3 cup Jam of your choice (I used PC Black Label Strawberry)
To prepare crust: In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Add in the butter and peanut butter, then using your hands, mix until moist crumbs form. Measure out 1 cup of the crumbs and set aside. Firmly press the remaining mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake about 20 minutes until golden around edges. Remove and let cool slightly before adding filling.
To prepare filling: Using the same large bowl, stir together the peanut butter, butter, icing sugar, vanilla and salt until combined and smooth. Spread over the baked crust.
Drop tablespoons of jam onto the peanut butter filling and then using a knife gently swirl the filling and jam together.
Scatter the 1 cup of crumbs you set aside over the top.
Bake until the crumb topping is a deep golden brown and the filling is almost set, about 25 minutes.
Let cool and cut into bars.
Preheat oven to 350F. Parchment line an 8-inch square pan.