Pbj Bars Recipe

Looking for an easy PBJ Bars recipe? Learn how to make PBJ Bars using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by dlk315

Makes 24 servings



Lightened version form Barefoot COntessa

Recipe Ingredients for PBJ Bars

1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cups Splenda
1/4 cup Splenda
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
2 cups creamy reduced fat peanut butter
3 cups Gold Medal whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 1/2 cups (18 ounces) raspberry jam or other jam
2/3 cups salted peanuts, coarsely chopped

Recipe Directions for PBJ Bars

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Grease a 9 by 13 by 2-inch cake pan. Line it with parchment paper, then grease and flour the pan.

  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar on medium speed until light yellow, about 2 minutes. With the mixer on low speed, add the vanilla, eggs, and peanut butter and mix until all ingredients are combined.

  4. In a small bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the flour mixture to the peanut butter mixture. Mix just until combined.

  5. Spread 2/3 of the dough into the prepared cake pan and spread over the bottom with a knife or offset spatula. Spread the jam evenly over the dough. Drop small globs of the remaining dough evenly over the jam. Don't worry if all the jam isn't covered; it will spread in the oven. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts and bake for 45 minutes, until golden brown. Cool and cut into squares.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 78.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
354
Calories from Fat
165
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
18.3g
28%
Saturated Fat
6.9g
34%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
38mg
13%
Sodium
333mg
14%
Potassium
113mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates
40.3g
13%
Dietary Fiber
3.2g
13%
Sugars
18.6g
Protein
8.4g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 5%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
D-
    Bad points
  • High in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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