Friday, October 5, 2012

good enough to eat -- peanut butter and jelly bars.


Every once in awhile, I taste something that I absolutely fall in love with.  I become totally and completely obsessed.  At the very end of my summer in New York, I finally trekked to Red Hook for a trip to the bakery I'd been dreaming about visiting for months.  The number of treats that I sampled at Baked is downright embarrassing, but I will never forget my first taste of the Peanut Butter and Jelly Bar.  Immediately after arriving home, I got my hands on every one of the Baked cookbooks -- my first project was to recreate that bar by way of this recipe.  And it was perfection: a pastry crust with smooth, rich, thick layer peanut butter filling, tart jam, and a struesel topping that was absolutely to die for.  I wish I could say that I didn't gobble them down at an embarrassing rate or that I don't still dream about them to this day or even that I wouldn't make them weekly if not for the astounding amount of butter used.  But I could never lie to you.
 
  
{I'm very particular about my peanut butter -- Jif Creamy is the only way to go}

{using my new favorite tool to spread smooth, creamy peanut butter filling evenly}

{these are sold as refrigerated bars -- I can say from personal experience that they were perfect warm and gooey, out of the refrigerator, and out of the freezer.  trust me.}

Wishing you all a fabulous weekend full of delicious things!
xo Josie

14 comments:

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

You know I'd love these!!!!

Vanessa. said...

WOW delicious!

xoxo

Alexa said...

Oooh yum! And happy weekend!

Gloria said...

I love anything PB&J - this looks delish!

Rachel @ The Redhead Fashionista said...

These sound yummy!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Good enough to eat? I'd say so!

Erin said...

these look delish! Soo yummy! I need to start baking things again!

xx

Erin @ http://www.truffles-ruffles.com/

C said...

i have to remember not to read your friday posts with an empty stomach...seriously, you made me eat a whole piece of chocolate a few minutes ago! Bad Josie!!!!

meg said...

These look really good. What a great fall treat!

Erika said...

I am such a sucker for peanut butter and jelly. These look phenom!! :)

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Monica Modzelewski said...

This seriously looks so delicious! I'm not usually interested in PB&J but this is something that I will have to try!
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Audrey Allure said...

It looks amazing!

Style, She Wrote said...

They look good enough to eat... the whole tray! Definitely have to try these! xo style, she wrote

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