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PB&J Bars

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

Basic Cookie Dough

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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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