Peanut Butter, Jelly and Potato Chip Bars

makes one 9x13" pan

adapted ever so slightly from Spoon Fork Bacon

 

1 1/2 cups flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

1/2 cup butter, softened

3/4 cup sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup creamy peanut butter

1 1/2 cups strawberry preserves

3/4 cup crushed potato chips (I used Wavy Lays)

2/3 cup peanut butter chips

1/3 cup chopped dry roasted peanuts

 

Preheat oven to 350°.  Spray a 9x13" glass baking dish with nonstick spray; set aside

 

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.  In another bowl, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes.  Add the egg and continue to beat until blended.  Add the vanilla and peanut butter and beat well until combined.

 

Add the flour mixture to the peanut butter mixture and mix until a smooth dough comes together.

 

Press 2/3rds of the peanut butter dough into the prepared pan in an even layer.  Spread the preserves over the dough and crumble the remaining dough over the top.  Sprinkle the potato chips, peanut butter chips, and peanuts over the top.

 

Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until golden brown.  Remove from the oven and let the bars cool in the dish for at least 1 hour.  Cut into bars and serve.  Store in a covered container at room temperature up to 3 days.

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