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Fresh Strawberry Bars

Yield: 24 bars
Prep 25 mins Bake 350°F 25 mins
Fresh Strawberry Bars
Ingredients
  • 3/4  cup  butter, softened
  • 3/4  cup  peanut butter
  • 1  cup  packed brown sugar
  • 1/2  cup  granulated sugar
  • 2  teaspoons  baking powder
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 2  eggs
  • 1  teaspoon  vanilla
  • 2 1/4  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 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)
  • cal. (kcal) 225,
  • Fat, total (g) 10,
  • chol. (mg) 33,
  • sat. fat (g) 5,
  • carb. (g) 30,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 4,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • sugar (g) 18,
  • pro. (g) 4,
  • vit. A (IU) 194,
  • vit. C (mg) 14,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 2,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 36,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 143,
  • Potassium (mg) 126,
  • calcium (mg) 50,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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