Peanut butter and Jelly. For some, a quintessential childhood lunchtime memory. For me not so much….. brought up British, honestly it was not even on my radar! Still, for most, just the mention of PBJ brings out the kid in them (just like pigs in a blanket). So when I made these Peanut Butter and Jelly bars, recently – what a hit!
This Ina recipe features PBJ in dessert form. Layers of peanut butter cookie and seedless raspberry jam, topped with a crumbly cookie layer. YUM!! The original recipe calls for chopped salted peanuts on top. Since I didn’t have any peanuts on hand, I substituted with a little sprinkle of coarse sea salt.
The recipe says it makes 24 bars. Since I was serving these as part of a buffet, I cut the bars into 2-bite sized squares, and got considerably more.
What a nice treat for a lunch bag… whether it’s your kids’ or your own!