Peanut butter and jam bars

Peanut butter jam bars Easy Food
Makes 12 large bars
40g butter, at room temperature
150g sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg, at room temperature
250g creamy peanut butter
180g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
250g strawberry, or raspberry jam
50g salted peanuts, roughly chopped
  1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C/160˚C fan/gas mark 4. Grease a 23cm square tin and line with parchment paper.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar in a large bowl for about two minutes until light and fluffy. Slowly beat in the vanilla, eggs and peanut butter until combined.
  3. Sift the flour and baking powder into a small bowl. Gradually beat this into the butter mixture until just mixed.
  4. Spread two-thirds of the dough into the prepared tin. Add the jam and spread into an even layer. Crumble the remaining dough evenly over the jam.
  5. Sprinkle with the peanuts and bake for 30-35 minutes until golden brown.
  6. Leave to cool completely before slicing into bars.

Per serving: 331 kcals, 15.8g fat (4.4g saturated), 41.9g carbs, 14.7g sugar, 8.4g protein, 2g fibre, 0.122g sodium