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Peanut Butter ‘n’ Jelly Bars

My two young sons are crazy about these simple, fast cookie bars. And as a busy mom, easy preparation makes this one scrumptious dessert I can rely on—even at the last minute. You might want to vary the jam or jelly to suit your own family’s tastes. —Carolyn Mulloy, Davison, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 tube (16-1/2 ounces) refrigerated peanut butter cookie dough
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1 can (16 ounces) buttercream frosting
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup seedless raspberry jam or grape jelly

Directions

  • Let dough stand at room temperature for 5-10 minutes to soften. Press into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish; sprinkle with peanut butter chips.
  • Bake at 375° for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned and edges are firm to the touch. Cool on a wire rack.
  • In a small bowl, beat frosting and peanut butter until smooth. Spread over bars. Drop jam by teaspoonfuls over frosting; cut through frosting with a knife to swirl the jam.

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