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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
bake:
25 mins at 375°
Yield:
24 bars
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PB&J Bars

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Prepare Basic Cookie Dough as directed, except substitute 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter for the cream cheese and reduce flour to 2 cups. Press 2 cups of the dough evenly onto the bottom of an ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking pan.

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  • Bake crust about 10 minutes or until set. Spread preserves evenly over hot crust. Add oats, brown sugar, and cinnamon to the remaining dough. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until combined (mixture will be crumbly). Sprinkle crumb mixture over preserves.

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  • Bake for 15 to 18 minutes more or until top is lightly browned. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars.

To Store:

Place bars in a single layer in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (PB&J Bars)

204 calories; total fat 7g; saturated fat 3g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 2g; cholesterol 16mg; sodium 99mg; potassium 85mg; carbohydrates 32g; fiber 1g; sugar 17g; protein 3g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 97IU; vitamin c 1mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 28mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 30mg; iron 1mg.

Basic Cookie Dough

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large bowl combine butter, shortening, and cream cheese. Beat with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Beat until combined, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour.

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