Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

The first time making these peanut butter and jelly bars it didn’t turn out so well. That’s because I was experimenting with the dough. I thought I could mix together the flour with the butter and peanut butter and have it be a short bread type crust. That didn’t turn out so well. Instead it was a big crumbly mess.

The second time, I creamed the butter and the sugar together first. That worked a lot better. Hey, we all learn from our mistakes an sometimes, for some reason I like to mention them on this blog. Bet you all get a kick out of that. Oh yah, I also wrote this blog post after drinking a manhatten. This was inspired by Ina Garten’s Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars too. Try them if you love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

Servings: 12 bars
Points Plus: 5
If using with Better N Peanut Butter it’d be 4. Not sure about Pb2. Couldn’t find that on the Weight Watchers site.


1/4 cup of butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup of peanut butter
1 cups of flour
1/2 cup of flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
3/4 cup of your favorite jelly
1 teaspoon of baking soda


Mix together butter and sugar until soft and creamy. Add in peanut butter and vanilla. Next add in all the dry ingredients and the egg at the very end. You can add the dry ingredients into a seperate bowl
if you wish but they’ll come together eventually.

Layer about 3/4 of the dough mixture on to the bottom of the pan. I used an 8 X 8 pan. Next spread the jelly on top of the dough, and then sprinkle on the remaining dough. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

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