Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars
I like things that make me feel like a kid: walking on curbs while balancing, doodling and PBJ. These PBJ Bars scream childhood and will be devoured pretty quick.
Word of advice, they taste better the next day. They tend to fall apart the day you bake them. I know… I know… it’s hard to resist when your house smells like baked peanut butter deliciousness.
Normally I resist the stuff I bake, these were hard. I also eat jars of PB in one sitting. But back to the recipe; while spreading the jelly on, instructions tell you to freeze the other half of the dough so that is crumbles on the top.
I’m not entirely sure this really made much of a difference. The peanuts were scattered on top of this so you don’t get the whole ‘crumbly’ look after baking, it looks more peanuty.
Last note, I’d add more jelly next time. I was afraid of it becoming too leaky. But if you give it time to firm up overnight, this won’t be an issue. If you eat it right out of the oven, you will have a mess.
Happy President’s Day! Happy Fat Tuesday! Happy February! Happy whatever it is you plan to celebrate this week!