Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Peanut Butter and Jelly... It's not just for sandwiches anymore!



Property of Jessica Gordon Ryan and The Entertaining Kitchen

I saw this awesome recipe and then I had to totally change things because that's just what I do... and from it came another awesome recipe. These are really good... rich from all the peanut butter... and you'll need a tall glass of cold milk, unless you are like me and can't stand the stuff, in which case a nice cup of coffee or a cafe au lait or cappuccino compliments quite nicely as well!

Ingredients
2 2/3 cup oats
1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup of butter (1 stick)
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1/2 cup of lowfat milk
3/4 cup of peanut butter, your favorite brand. Here I used Skippy Chunky All Natural
1 jar strawberry jam. I used Smucker's seedless strawberry.

Directions
Preheat oven to 350
In your mixer cream together butter, sugar and vanilla
Then add oats, flour and milk. Mix on low speed initially, then you can turn up the speed.
Spread mixture onto a greased 9x13 baking dish using a rubber spatula
Empty the contents of the jam into a small saucepan, turn on low to medium and stir, until the jam starts to liquefy, then pour over the bar mixture and using the rubber spatula, spread the jam all over the top.

Place the pan into the oven for about 25 minutes.

Remove and let cool thoroughly before cutting. The jam will be too hot and the peanut butter bar will be too crumbly. These need some time to set.

Perfect for an afternoon snack or even breakfast! 

1 comment:

Preppy Sue said...

Oh yum, making these right NOW!