Fresh Strawberry Bars

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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.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
Yield:
24 bars

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

  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.

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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

225 Calories
10g Fat
30g Carbs
4g Protein
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.

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