September 3, 2009

Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars from Martha Stewart

This month's theme for Bunko was Back to School, and I immediately knew what I wanted to make - the Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars from Martha Stewart's Cookies Cookbook. I thought the bars would be a fun twist on the PB&J sandwiches that grace many lunchboxes with the return to school.

I don't know why I had put off making these for so long. They were so easy to put together, and I am thinking there are many other variations of this type of bar that can be made as well using other cookie dough flavors.

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I combined two different jelly flavors for these bars - strawberry and raspberry. I didn't have enough of just one for the recipe so I thought the combination would be fun to try and it worked out beautifully.

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These bars went over very well with the Bunko Babes and with My Oldest... he declared these the best treat ever (but, I do have to admit he says that quite often). My Youngest couldn't be bothered with these since they did not resemble a chocolate chip cookies - he's a purist when it comes to cookies and treats.

If you'd like to give these bars a try - and I HIGHLY recommend you do, the recipe can be found HERE on Martha's website.

These bars would be such a fun treat to have waiting for the kids for an afterschool treat or even as a special surprise for a lunchtime dessert. They are sure to put a smile on their faces.

Other treats you may want to try:

Culinary Concoctions by Peabody - Oreo Cocoa Rice Krispy Treats

Peanut Butter and Julie - Fresh Peach Streusal Muffins

Prudence Pennywise - Apple Bars and Popcorn Balls

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10 comments:

Natalie said...

Yum! I have made these also but yours look more moist than mine did. I may not be going back to school, but now I have a craving for some peanut butter and jelly!

Joelen said...

I love the childhood take on these bars!

GarlicBOSS said...

Id take this over the sandwich anyday

Bellini Valli said...

These are perfect for lunch box or after school snacks.

LaDue & Crew said...

These really look awesome! It was funny, because when I first saw just the name of the post I thought "eh"... but as soon as I saw your pic I was drooling, lol! Ummmm, can ya overnight some, lol...

Pam said...

I take my lunch to school everyday, and these would be perfect!

Deborah said...

I've been really into pb&j combos lately - I need to try these!

Aggie said...

I wish I had one with a glass of milk right now!

Jamie said...

Patsy,
I just printed this recipe. I love anything that has peanut butter in it. I think my family would love these. On my list to make. Thanks for sharing.

Ms Cooky said...

I made these to take into my office & they were hugely popular. I couldn't believe how much peanut butter they used though!

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