Bars, Blondies & Brownies

Peanut Butter and Jam Blondie Bars

Peanut Butter and Jam Blondie Bars are like the adult version of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  And who doesn’t love a peanut butter and jelly sandwich?!  Obviously these blondie bars are way more sweet than a PB&J sandwich, so these blondies are the dessert you eat after your sandwich.  Or eat them for a really awesome breakfast.  It has jam okay?  Totally appropriate for breakfast.

Let’s get our jam on!  I was so excited to come home from work the other day to find a box of Jamnation Jams on my porch, sent to me by Foodlyn.  These are some serious jams y’all.  Which makes sense that Foodlyn sells them, because they are probably the most unique jams I have ever seen or tasted.  Midnight in Pearis (bosc pear butter with vanilla and nutmeg), Apricot Up In The Moment (apricot jam with almond essence) and Razzle Bazzle (raspberry jam with basil essence).  Ummm….how do you not love those names?!

So getting the box of Jamnation Jams that Foodlyn sent me, I was immediately inspired to make a grown-up version of peanut butter and jelly.  And y’all know my love for blondies….so that’s what I came up with!

You can use whatever your favorite jam or jelly is for these blondies, but if you are looking for a truly special and unique jam, you gotta go check out Foodlyn!  Foodlyn has products that you can’t buy at the grocery store…they are like an online farmers market featuring artisan food makers from all over the country.  And I totally LOVE that!  Plus Foodlyn gives 25% of their profits back to the community. 🙂

Peanut Butter and Jam Blondie Bars

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Serves: 20 Cooking Time: 35-40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed (option to use all light brown sugar)
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract (I used Ballard Extracts Vanilla Extract)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1-1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons Jamnation Midnight in Pearis Jam (or your jam of choice)
  • 1 tablespoon honey roasted peanuts, chopped

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 350-degrees. Line an 8-inch baking pan with parchment paper and spray with baking spray. Set aside.

2

In the bowl of your stand mixer, affixed with the paddle attachment, add the melted butter, peanut butter, light and dark brown sugars. Mix on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add the eggs to the mixture, one at a time, mixing the first egg in completely before adding the second egg. Add the vanilla extract and nutmeg to the batter. Mix until incorporated.

3

Change the mixer speed to low and slowly add the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix until barely combined. Remove the mixing bowl from the mixer and use a rubber scraper to ensure all ingredients are well incorporated.

4

Pour mixture into prepared baking pan. Dollop the jam onto the top of the peanut butter mixture. Sprinkle the chopped peanuts on top, evenly.

5

Bake in 350-degree oven for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out without raw batter on it. The blondies may not seem done, but they will set once they have fully rested. Do not over bake. Remove blondies from the oven and let set on the counter.

6

Cut blondies into desired sized squares once blondies have completely cooled and set.

Notes

Store blondies in an airtight container at room temperature. Blondies will stay soft and fresh for several days.

See that luscious pear butter jam on top?!

For being Peanut Butter and Jam Bars, these are pretty darn sophisticated.  That jam!!

The peanuts add the perfect contrast in texture for these blondies…but only add what is listed in the recipe, or the peanuts will over take all the other flavors.  I added extra peanuts for photo purposes, so that’s why mine look like they have a ton of peanuts on top.

Stacks on stacks on stacks….

If you want to buy the jam I used to make this recipe, click HERE.  And click HERE for the Ballard Extracts Vanilla Extract I used in the recipe.  Thank you to Foodlyn for sending me these products to use, to develop recipes with!

So do you still eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches?  What do you think of my more adult version?!  Leave me a comment below and let me know what you think!

XOXO,

Kelly

 

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20 Comments

  • Reply
    Amy
    May 9, 2017 at 5:02 AM

    Love, love, love peanut butter. Gosh, I’m starting to sound like Hubby, ha!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      May 9, 2017 at 2:28 PM

      Hahahah nothing wrong with that! How can you not like peanut butter?! XOXO 🙂

  • Reply
    Kim | The Baking ChocolaTess
    May 9, 2017 at 5:23 AM

    OMG Kelly, these look wonderfully, scrumptious! I know I wouldn’t stop at one or five! Adult version, yes!!! 🙂

    • Reply
      Kelly
      May 9, 2017 at 2:31 PM

      Thanks Kim!! The kids can’t have all the fun, right?! Hehehe XOXO 🙂

  • Reply
    Love In My Oven
    May 9, 2017 at 8:09 PM

    First of all, how exciting for you to find a delivery of jam on your step!? Hah what a wonderful surprise! These jam flavors sound so unique and delicious – I would love to try one and particularly in a batch of these blondies. I think these look fantastic. Cheers!!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      May 10, 2017 at 2:38 PM

      Hehehe I know right?! I love the people at Foodlyn! They rock and totally take care of me 🙂 And thank you Katherine! These blondies were so yummy and the jams are so unique! XOXO

  • Reply
    GiGi Eats Celebrities
    May 10, 2017 at 6:05 AM

    I AM SENDING THIS RECIPE to my food pervert bestie because HOT DAMN she would be ALL over this! ALL over it!!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      May 10, 2017 at 2:39 PM

      Hahahaha you always make me bust up laughing,GiGi!! Hopefully your bestie tries these babies out! XOXO 🙂

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    Lindsay | With Salt and Pepper
    May 10, 2017 at 10:12 AM

    Foodlyn ROCKS!!! I’m loving the flavors in that pear jam…amazing! And I love the Razzle Bazzle name, so clever! These sounds amazing and the perfect salty sweet combo that I love 🙂

    • Reply
      Kelly
      May 10, 2017 at 2:40 PM

      I sooooo love Foodlyn!! Nancy over there takes such good care of me! And their products are so amazing! If you like salty-sweet, they these are definitely the blondies for you girlfriend!! XOXO 🙂

  • Reply
    Ruby_&_Cake
    May 10, 2017 at 6:59 PM

    That pear jam sounds incredible and putting it with peanut butter and then putting all that into a blondie is just fab! I couldn’t have these in my house they wouldn’t survive 5 minutes!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      May 11, 2017 at 8:10 AM

      Awww thanks girl! Jamnation Jams are crazy good! Have a great week! XOXO 🙂

  • Reply
    Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen
    May 10, 2017 at 7:24 PM

    ALL of those jams sound so amazingly delicious. And you know me and my peanut butter :). These are a total must-try! Have a great rest of your week, Kelly!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      May 11, 2017 at 8:11 AM

      Hi Kelsie! Thank you! These blondies were super yummy and I am loving all of the Jamnation Jams that Foodlyn sent me! So yummy!! Have a great week too darling! XOXO 🙂

  • Reply
    Maria Doss
    May 11, 2017 at 7:45 AM

    These look finger-looking-good!!!!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      May 11, 2017 at 8:12 AM

      Thanks Maria! These were the perfect way to eat jam heheheh. Have a great day! XOXO 🙂

  • Reply
    laura70ak
    May 11, 2017 at 11:13 AM

    Pinned these because SOME day I’ll need a good cookie recipe and I’ll know exactly where to find it!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      May 12, 2017 at 2:54 PM

      Hehehe thanks Laura!!

  • Reply
    cakespy
    May 14, 2017 at 7:58 AM

    Midnight in Pears!!!!!!!!!! I am making the laughing emoji face. Love it! And this recipe. I love blondies so much!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      May 14, 2017 at 3:45 PM

      Hahahaha I love it!! Now I am making the laughing emoji face hehehe. Blondies are the best 🙂 XOXO

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