This is the second recipe of Ina Garten's that I've tried, and another winner! It is so delicious, my kids love these! Even my daughter who does not like nuts in her cakes, do not mind these, me included! Ina's Garden, a new blog hop, which consists of six wonderful ladies, who are cooking and baking from Ina Garten's recipes sure picked another winning recipe.
The smell of this bar when being baked in the oven is unmistakenly the wonderful smell of peanut butter! I must confess, that I am not overly fond of peanut butter when spread on bread, but use it in a baking recipe, it is a different level altogether.
If you have a jar of peanut butter and a jar of your favourite jam, go make this!
The dough is soft and crumbly, really delicious. I use raspberry jam as per the original recipe. The tanginess of the jam against the buttery soft and not too sweet dough are a perfect match. The addition of the peanuts adds a wonderful flavour and crunch!
I made only half the recipe, with half of all the ingredients, except for the sugar which I used only 100gm (about 1/2 cup) and I baked in a 8" square pan, about 35 minutes. The sweetness is just right.
I'm linking this lovely bars to Yummy Chunklet. Find out what's cooking next at Ina's Garden. Join in the fun, it will be a delicious one!