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PB&J Bars

 PB&J Bars
Big and little kids alike will love these four-ingredient bars that offer a cookie crust, a layer of jam and a crunchy peanut butter and granola topping. "The delicious treats are also great for picnics or for packing into bag lunches," promises Mitzi Sentiff of Annapolis, Maryland
9 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.


  • 1 package (18 ounces) refrigerated sugar cookie dough, divided
  • 2/3 cup strawberry jam
  • 3/4 cup granola cereal without raisins
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter chips


  • Line a 9-in. square baking pan with foil and grease the foil. Press
  • two-thirds of the cookie dough into prepared pan. Spread jam over
  • dough to within 1/4 in. of edges. In a bowl, mix the granola, peanut
  • butter chips and remaining dough until blended; crumble over jam.
  • Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a
  • wire rack. Using foil, lift out of pan. Discard foil; cut into bars.
  • Yield: 9 servings.