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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

Ingredients:
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

Directions:
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.

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  1. Belinda @themoonblushbaker Not Specified Not Specified

    I thought I was the only one. I love chips in sandwiches! So creative to place with on top of jam bars. sweet and salty has got to be the greatest thing to hit desserts.

  2. Tracy | Peanutbutter and Onion Not Specified Not Specified

    I don’t know what to sat… genius!

  3. Abby @ The Frosted Vegan Not Specified Not Specified

    Um excuse me what?! I mean, this is everything great in the world In A BAR!

  4. Tahnycooks Not Specified Not Specified

    I have a good friend who is obsessed with potato chips!! She is going to love this recipe! Me too!

  5. Megan Not Specified Not Specified

    I mean, can’t even handle all that’s good in these barz.

  6. Averie @ Averie Cooks Not Specified Not Specified

    PB&J is always a win. And then with the potato chips (I’ve made cookies with chips but not ever bars like yours) – what a prefect salty & sweet combo. Pinned!

  7. Sarah Crowder (punctuated. with food) Not Specified Not Specified

    I was imagining this as a plain shortbread with the pb, j, and chips layered…the peanut butter crust is GENIUS!

  8. allie@sweetpotatobites.com Not Specified Not Specified

    PB&J plus potato chips? I am loving this wonderful sweet and salty combo.

  9. Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking Not Specified Not Specified

    Genius as always. I think you guys deserve a hug for coming up with this gem. I am so making these for my husband and his coworkers. Clearly I am going to keep a few secret ones for myself.

  10. Julie Not Specified Not Specified

    Wondering if the “1 cup of creamy peanut butter, divided” is correct in the recipe? The instructions do not include dividing it between anything. Thanks!

  11. Sarah | The Sugar Hit Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh god. All the crunchh.

  12. Tieghan Not Specified Not Specified

    Dying over these!! So awesome! I can’t even wrap my head around it. Must make!

  13. Melissa Angelo Not Specified Not Specified

    Could you sub low-fat kettle chips??

  14. Morgan Not Specified Not Specified

    I always added nacho cheese Doritos to my pb&j’s. Sounds weird but it totally works.

  15. Tammela Not Specified Not Specified

    Yes, please!

  16. Julie Not Specified Not Specified

    Made these last night and they came out amazing! The guys at work have already gobbled up most of the recipe. I followed the instructions exactly.

  17. amy Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh my…. this is genius. You’re a genius. I love you.

    How i’m off to the kitchen to make these!!!

    http://www.yummei.com

  18. GOURMET CREATIONS Not Specified Not Specified

    FABULOUS!

  19. Trisha Not Specified Not Specified

    Wow.. love the idea of this salty sweet mix! nooom!

  20. natalie @ wee eats Not Specified Not Specified

    My favorite sandwich in bar form?? I’m in love… (and everyone looks at me like I’m crazy when I put chips on my PBJ!)

  21. Claudia Not Specified Not Specified

    Do you think this would work with gluten free flour instead? I am not much of a baker but I love this recipe so much and want to give it a try!

  22. Sandra Not Specified Not Specified

    These look so delicious and easy to make! Will be trying them, thanks for the recipe :)

  23. Hatsie Not Specified Not Specified

    Do these need to be refrigerated or can they be stored at room temperature? I have a friend who loves PB&J and think these would be perfect to send to her!

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  26. Mary@SiftingFocus Not Specified Not Specified

    I have but one word for these bars. BRILLIANT!

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  29. leslie Not Specified Not Specified

    Oooh, I can’t wait to make these for a bday party this weekend. Question: what do you think would happen if I made it in an 8×8 pan instead? Just thicker? Longer bake time?

    • Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

      8×8 is totally fine. They will be a little thicker, but you don’t need to make any recipe adjustments!

  30. lynn @ the actor's diet Not Specified Not Specified

    oh sweet, sweet, sweet jesus. yes.

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