Peanut butter & jam bars

Yield: 32 Bars

Measure Ingredient
½ cup Granulated sugar
½ cup Packed brown sugar
½ cup Unsalted butter
½ cup Chunky peanut butter
1 large Egg
1¼ cup All-purpose flour
¾ teaspoon Baking soda
½ teaspoon Baking powder
1 cup Strawberry preserves
Glaze
2 tablespoons Unsalted butter
1 cup Powdered sugar
4 teaspoons Hot water - + or -

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Well blend sugars, butter, peanut butter and egg in a large mixing bowl. By hand stir in flour, baking soda and baking powder until well mixed. Set aside 1 cup of the dough.

Press remaining dough onto the bottom of an ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Spread strawberry preserves over dough.

Crumble the reserved dough, them generously sprinkle over the layer of preserves.

Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown; cool completely. Drizzle with the glaze. Cut into 2 x 1¼-inch bars.

GLAZE: Melt margarine in a double boiler over low heat. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Add water, 1 tsp at a time, beating until smooth with a wish until thin enough to drizzle over the bars.

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