The classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich made into a cookie bar! These are super easy to make, have only 10 ingredients (with the salt!) and are made in just one bowl! Doesn't get any better than that!
If you're avoiding peanut butter you can easily sub for your favorite nut/seed butter!
paleo-ish, gluten/grain/dairy free, refined sugar free
In the bowl of a stand mixer, or a large bowl if mixing by hand, cream together all the wet ingredients until light and frothy.
Add in the dry ingredients and blend until just fully incorporated, scraping down the sides of the bowl once during mixing. Taking care not to overmix.
In a small bowl, microwave the jam or jelly for about 5-10 seconds and stir well so it is easy to drizzle. Set aside.
Pour 2/3 of the blondie batter into the prepared baking dish and spread out into an even layer.
Drizzle the peanut butter all over the blondie batter, it's okay if it does not fully cover the blondie base. Then dollop large gobs of the jam over the peanut butter and filling in any areas where there is no peanut butter.
Spoon the remaining blondie batter over the pb&j filling and gently spread it into another even layer. It's okay if it does not cover the entire pan.
Let cool in the pan for at least 5 minutes before removing and slicing!
PB&J Filling Tips:
Nut/Seed Butter - Use any natural nut/seed butter (with no added oils or sugars) you like that is thinner, slightly drippy, and not crazy thick. Look for a jar that has extra oil at the top, this consistency will make it easier to drizzle for the filling. Always stir the nut/seed butter in the jar before measuring to ensure the oil is evenly distributed. Avoid using the compacted/dry bottom portion of the container for baking.
Strict Paleo - Sub the peanut butter for any other single ingredient nut/seed butter, almond butter would be an excellent choice.
Nut Free - To make these nut free & paleo, use a drippy single ingredient seed butter. Some good options are sunflower seed butter or tahini.
Jam/Jelly - Any jam or jelly would do here. Be creative and use more than one flavor. Or use a homemade chia jam if you have some on hand!
These will keep at room temp for 1-2 days. Afterwards, move to freezer for longer storage!
Recipe by: Freshly Dafna
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