Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars w/ Walnut Creek Peanut Butter Spread


2 cup Walnut Creek peanut butter spread 

1/2 cup chopped shelled peanuts 

1/2 cup softened unsalted butter 

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup sugar 

1 egg 

1 tsp vanilla extract

3/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp kosher salt

1 1/4 all-purpose flour 

1 1/2 oz strawberry or blueberry preserves 


1.) Preheat oven to 375 degrees w/ pan lined with parchment paper 

2.) Mix peanut butter with chopped peanuts, sugar, brown sugar, and butter using blender 

3.) Beat in eggs and vanilla 

4.) Separately whisk the flour, baking powder and salt together into the creamy mixture   

5.) Spread 2/3 peanut butter dough onto the bottom of layered pan

6.) Add and spread desired preserves on dough 

7.) Top portion of chopped peanuts 

8.) Bake 30-35 min until golden brown 

9.) Cool briefly before serving