Did you know today is Peanut Day? That obviously means that it should be celebrated with some tasty peanuts!

Martha Stewart's Cookies September 13 2012

I decided to make some peanut butter and jam bars from Martha Stewart’s Cookies. I had made these once before, though it was a couple years ago. I did remember them being pretty tasty.

Peanut Butter and Jam Bars September 13 2012

Whisking the flour mixture together was really quick and easy.

Peanut Butter and Jam Bars September 13 2012 (1)

Creaming the wet ingredients together took a little more time but was fairly simple too.

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Once they were both combined together I put two thirds of it into a baking dish for the crust. It took awhile to get it smoothed out and as flat as I could get it. It wasn’t perfect, but once it was made no one noticed that it was a little lumpy here and there.

Peanut Butter and Jam Bars September 13 2012 (3)

The middle layer was strawberry jam. The cookbook said you could use any flavour, but I always use strawberry for PB and J sandwiches, so I did the same with this recipe.

Peanut Butter and Jam Bars September 13 2012 (4)

I sprinkled the remaining peanut butter mixture on top of the jam layer, and then sprinkled chopped salted peanuts on top. It looked really tasty at this point – it was hard to resist not testing any!

Peanut Butter and Jam Bars September 13 2012 (5)

By the time I took it out of the oven is smelled so amazing – the whole kitchen smelled like PB and J. It was awesome. After it was fully cooled a couple hours later I finally cut myself a piece and it was really good. Surprisingly it wasn’t as sweet as I thought it was going to be. For the recipe click here.

If you’re looking for something else to make for today, check out my post about my favourite peanut butter cookie recipe.

Peanut Butter and Jam Bars

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