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PB&J Bars from The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook


October 30, 2013 by BettyCupcakes

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I wish I could bake in technicolor.  Maybe technicolor isn’t the right word, but I feel like I make a lot of brown food and the color just doesn’t fit the taste.  The brown foods that I make are full of depth: a rainbow of decadence, a symphony of flavor! (Too much? Ok, I’ll tone it down.)

Brown should be boring, right?  But it’s not!

10 Delicious Foods that just happen to be Brown:

  1. Caramel
  2. Toasted Marshmallows
  3. Toasted Coconut Brownies
  4. Homemade Bread
  5. Roast Chicken
  6. Falafel
  7. Donut Muffins
  8. Potato Mushroom Gratin
  9. Biscuits
  10. Peanut Butter

Well, you can add these PB&J bars from The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook to the list of really awesome brown foods that are anything but dull.

I guess I could have dolled them up with edible glitter…

Or drizzled them with some glaze…

Or tricked them out with props and lighting…

But let’s be real.  These PB&J bars aren’t about showing off.

They’re the treat that you give your neighbor who dropped by for a cup of coffee and a chat.  The kind of cookie bar that sends your kids running off the afternoon bus for a slice and a glass of milk.

I’ve never actually had a bar cookie that was so fluffy and soft.  I’m thinking the fluffiness comes from the butter, which Cheryl and Griffin Day didn’t skimp on despite the addition of peanut butter to the dough.  Maybe it’s the baking powder or baking soda?  Whatever it is, the peanut butter dough that surrounds the strawberry jam is downright cushy.

Whenever you make them, and I hope you do soon, let me know, ok?  I’ll bring the coffee.

What was/is your favorite after school snack?

P.S.  If you saw my post on the Back in the Day Bakery Facebook page, hello new friend!   You can find all of my Back in the Day Bakery posts on the Stuff I Love page. I’m baking my way through the cookbook.  You can follow my adventures on FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest!

I hope you’ll stick around and check out some of my favorite recipes like Crock Pot London Broil and Irish Coffee Cupcakes. Thanks for coming by!

  • DesignedByBH says:

    These look really good! :)

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