Fresh Strawberry Bars

The rich peanut butter base for these delicious bars can be made ahead and frozen according to the recipe. Before guests arrive, simply thaw and top with jam and strawberries for a last-minute dessert.

Fresh Strawberry Bars
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Yields:
24 bars
Prep:
25 mins
Bake:
25 mins 350°F
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Fresh Strawberry Bars

Ingredients
3/4
cup peanut butter
1
cup packed brown sugar
2
teaspoons baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
2
eggs
1
teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4
1/2
cup strawberry jam
4
cups small whole strawberries, halved or quartered

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 13x9x2-inch baking pan with foil, extending foil beyond the edges. Set aside.
  2. In large mixing bowl beat butter and peanut butter on medium to high for 30 seconds. Beat in sugars, baking powder, and salt until combined. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until combined. Beat in as much flour as you can with mixer. Stir in remaining flour.
  3. Spread dough in prepared pan. Bake 25 minutes or until top is lightly browned and toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.
  4. Cool completely on rack. Remove from pan by lifting foil. Spread jam and top with berries. Cut into bars. Serve at once or refrigerate up to 6 hours. Makes 24 bars.

From the Test Kitchen

Wrap the peanut butter base in foil; store at room temperature up to 24 hours. Before serving, top with jam and berries. Or freeze the peanut butter base in a freezer container up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts

(Fresh Strawberry Bars)
    Per serving:
  • 225 kcal cal.,
  • 10 g fat
  • (5 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 4 g monounsatured fat),
  • 33 mg chol.,
  • 143 mg sodium,
  • 30 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 18 g sugar,
  • 4 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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