Everyday Mom's Meals: PB & J for Dessert?

Friday, June 18, 2010

PB & J for Dessert?

That's right!!! Here is a dessert that will take you right back to your childhood. But let's face it, doesn't everyone enjoy an old fashioned peanut butter and jelly sandwich once in a while. I know I do!!! These sound delicious. I found the recipe in the "Hershey's 100th Anniversary" cookbook. (A garage sale find for 50¢ I might add) Since I've been to the Hershey factory in Hershey, PA and know what an extensive facility it is, I'm sure this cookbook is going to offer many usable recipes!

Peanut Butter Chips and Jelly Bars
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup (1 stick) cold butter or margarine
1 egg beaten
3/4 cup grape jelly
1 2/3 cups ( 10 ounce package) peanut butter chips, divided

Heat oven to 375ยบ. Grease 9 inch square baking pan. Stir together flour, sugar and baking powder; with pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add egg; blend well. Reserve half the mixture; press remaining mixture onto bottom of prepared pan. Spread jelly over crust. Sprinkle 1 cup peanut butter chips over jelly. Stir together reserved crumb mixture with remaining 2/3 cup chips; sprinkle over top. Bake 25-30 minute or until lightly browned. Cool completely and cut into bars.

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