Peanut Butter Jelly Bars

Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

1 large egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

1-3/4 cups (11.5-oz. pkg.) milk chocolate morsels

3/4 cup coarsely chopped peanuts

1/2 cup jelly or jam

Preheat oven to 350° F. Combine flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking soda and salt in a small bowl.

Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and peanut butter in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla extract. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate morsels and peanuts. Press three-quarters of the dough into an ungreased 13×9-inch baking pan.

Bake for 15 minutes; remove from oven. Dollop jelly by heaping teaspoon over partially baked dough. Let stand for 1 minute; spread to cover. Dollop remaining dough by heaping teaspoon over the jelly.

Bake for an additional 20 to 25 minutes, or until edges are set. Cool in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.

Serve with a tall glass of milk.

Makes 4 dozen bars.

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