This is how I felt when I saw this recipe!
This looked good. Had to make it. Yum.
Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars
Makes about 1 1/2 dozen
1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pan
3/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 1/4 cups smooth peanut butter ( I used crunchy peanut butter)
3/4 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup strawberry jam, or other flavor ( I used raspberry)
1/3 cup salted peanuts, roughly chopped (didn't have any peanuts)
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8 by 8 inch pan with butter, and line the bottom with parchment paper. Grease the parchment, and coat inside of pan with flour; set aside. Place butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat on medium-high speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes. On medium speed, add egg and peanut butter; beat until combined, about 2 minutes.
Whisk together salt, baking powder, and flour. Add to bowl of mixer on low speed; combine. Add vanilla. Transfer two-thirds of mixture to prepared pan; spread evenly with offset spatula or press into pan using your hands. Using offset spatula, spread jam on top of peanut-butter mixture. Dollop remaining third of peanut-butter mixture on top of jam. Sprinkle with peanuts.
Bake until golden, about 15-20 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool; cut into about sixteen 1 1/2-by-2-inch pieces.