A sweet addition to a lunch box

September 08, 1999

Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars make a sweet addition to a child's lunch box. Kids can help make the bars by stirring in the peanut-butter chips or spreading the jelly.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

Makes 16 bars

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup sugar

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 cup (1 stick) cold butter or margarine

1 egg, beaten

3/4 cup grape jelly

1 2/3 cup peanut-butter chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9-inch square baking pan; set aside.

Stir together flour, sugar and baking powder; cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in beaten egg until blended.

Reserve half of the mixture; press remaining mixture onto bottom of prepared pan. Stir jelly slightly; spread evenly over crust. Sprinkle 1 cup peanut-butter chips over jelly. Stir remaining 2/3 cup of the peanut-butter chips into reserved crumb mixture; sprinkle over top. Bake in preheated 375-degree oven 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.

Per 1-bar serving: 250 calories; 5 grams protein; 33 grams carbohydrates; 11 grams total fat (6 grams saturated fat); 25 milligrams cholesterol; 125 milligrams sodium

-- From Hershey's Food Corp.

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