Thursday, May 28, 2009

♥Easy-peasy Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookie Bars♥ with a little kiss of chocolate


Summer is just around the corner and the kids' will be home looking for snacks during the day or something to wash down a glass of cold milk. These little guys are a great tummy filler that keeps well and travels well, for picnics and family BBQ times. Keep them covered in the fridge to prolong keep chocolate from melting in little hands but I guarantee you, they won't last that long in a hungry mouth! I've made these with about every kind of jam and jelly around. I like the strawberry, but cherry preserves really give them a special touch!

I've gone so far as to cut them and wrap individually in foil. Popped them in the freezer in a zip lock bag...all set for one or two or several little hands to gather up on their own.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pkg. (16.5 oz.) purchased chocolate chip cookie dough, divided
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter, plain or chunky
  • 1/4 cup strawberry or grape jam
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 325° F. Grease bottom of an 8-inch-square baking pan.

PLACE 14 pieces of dough in prepared pan. Allow to soften for 5 to 10 minutes. Using fingertips, pat dough gently to cover bottom. Spread with peanut butter and jelly. Crumble remaining dough in small bowl. Add flour; mix thoroughly. Sprinkle dough mixture evenly over jelly.

BAKE for 24 to 28 minutes or remove until golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.

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2 comments:

Schotzy said...

Mimi, I hardly need another deliciously scrumptious food blog to visit, but yours is just too winning to refuse!!!!!!

Vanilla Lavender said...

It sounds delicious! I need to try to make some for my little one! Hope you have a great weekend!