Peanut Butter Chip and Jelly Bars
In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar and baking powder. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add egg; mix well. Remove and reserve half of the crumb mixture (about 1-1/2 cups). Press remaining crumb mixture into the bottom of a greased 9x9x2-inch baking pan.Advertisement
In a small bowl, stir jelly vigorously to make it easy to spread. Spread jelly evenly over the crust. Sprinkle with 1 cup of the peanut butter pieces. Stir together the reserved crumb mixture and the remaining peanut butter pieces. Sprinkle over the jelly, pressing lightly.
Bake in a 350° oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool in pan on a wire rack before cutting into bars.
A tip from our kitchen:
If you like, line your baking pan with foil, extending the foil over edges of pan. Grease foil; set pan aside. After the bars have cooled, simply use the edges of the foil to lift the uncut bars out of the pan. Cut as desired.