Hi Guys! Today with have these fun Peanut Butter & Jelly and Potato Chip Bars. These bars are a throwback to the classic pb&j sandwich. Pb&j sandwiches just scream childhood (well and actually college too) to me and I feel like I’ve rarely, if ever eaten a pb&j sandwich without stuffing a bunch of potato chips into it first. Who was the first person to think of doing that? I’d like to give them a hug and thank them for creating an incredible combo of flavors.
These guys are pretty easy to whip up. After you make the peanut butter dough it pretty much becomes all about layering….super simple! For some reason these also remind me of the fall and staying cozy. I’m totally ready for fall, cool weather and cute cold weather clothes…enough with the heat already!
Anyway, the next time you’re in the mood to bake something like brownies or cookies think about baking these Peanut Butter & Jelly and Potato Chip Bars instead…something a little different, that’s totally delicious. Enjoy! xx, Jenny
Peanut Butter, Jelly and Potato Chip Bars
Makes 1 (9”x12”) pan
peanut butter crust:
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup superfine sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 1/2 cups grape or strawberry jelly
3/4 cup crushed kettle cooked potato chips
1/2 cup peanut butter chips
1/4 cup chopped dry roasted peanuts
1. Preheat oven to 350˚F.
2. Line a shallow 9”x12” inch baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside.
3. For crust: In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, using an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar.
4. Add egg and continue to beat together. Scrape down sides of bowl, add vanilla and peanut butter and beat together until well combined.
5. Add flour mixture to peanut butter mixture and continue to mix until dough comes together.
6. To assemble: Press 2/3 of the peanut butter dough into the bottom of the prepared baking dish in an even layer. Spread a layer of jam over dough and crumble remaining dough evenly over jam. Top with an even layer of potato chips, peanut butter chips, and peanuts.
7. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes. Remove from oven and allow dish to cool, at least an hour.
8. Cut into 1”x6” bars, gently remove from parchment and serve.