Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Excessive Peanut Butter and Jelly
I bought my sister-in-law, Kristine, the Baked cookbook for Christmas this year. I really want to check out the actual bakery in Brooklyn but haven't gotten there so when I saw Brown-Eyed Baker's post on Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars, which are made from a Baked recipe, I knew I had to make them.
There are several layers to these bars so there are different phases to this recipe. First, the bottom crust is pressed into the bottom of a pan and put into the freezer for while to set.
I made the peanut butter filling (which I'm calling peanut butter mousse), slathered it on and used seedless raspberry jam for the jelly layer. I love that the crumbs on top included oats.
Full disclosure: these are the most delicious bars I think I've ever had. BUT, I cannot believe how much butter and peanut butter the recipe called for. I was scared that my heart would start cramping after my first bite (I'm kind of kidding, but not really). That said, I would so make them again to bring to a party. My co-workers came back for seconds and that's a sign that they are a real crowd-pleaser.
For the recipe, visit Brown-Eyed Baker. And let me know if you've ever been to Baked!