Recipes and Cooking Fresh Strawberry Bars 3.9 (35) 1 Review 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. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on May 1, 2009 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 25 mins Bake Time: 25 mins Total Time: 50 mins Yield: 24 bars Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients ¾ cup butter, softened ¾ cup peanut butter 1 cup packed brown sugar ½ cup granulated sugar 2 teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 ¼ cup all-purpose flour ½ cup strawberry jam 4 cup small whole strawberries, halved or quartered Directions Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 13x9x2-inch baking pan with foil, extending foil beyond the edges. Set aside. 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. Spread dough in prepared pan. Bake 25 minutes or until top is lightly browned and toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. 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. Andy Lyons Tips 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. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 225 Calories 10g Fat 30g Carbs 4g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 225 % Daily Value * Total Fat 10g 13% Saturated Fat 5g 25% Cholesterol 33mg 11% Sodium 143mg 6% Total Carbohydrate 30g 11% Total Sugars 18g Protein 4g Vitamin C 14.2mg 71% Calcium 50.5mg 4% Iron 1.1mg 6% Potassium 126mg 3% Folate, total 36.3mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.