Peanut Butter Shortbread Bars

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READY IN: 45mins
YIELD: 24 bars
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large bowl, beat butter with sugar and egg yolk using an electric mixer for 2 minutes until light and fluffy.
  • In a separate bowl, blend together flour, baking powder and salt until well combined.
  • Divide dough into two equal portions and wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Freeze dough for 1-4 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350F.Line a 9x13-inch baking dish with parchment paper; set aside.
  • Remove dough from freezer. Shred dough using a coarse grater of food processor fitted with a metal shredding blade; return one portion of shredded dough to the freeer.
  • Arrange remaining dough in an even layer in the prepared baking dish; lightly pat dough down. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly golden around edges; let cool for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, blend peanut butter with icing sugar and butter until smooth and well combined.
  • Spread peanut butter mixture over shortbread base in an even layer.
  • Drop teaspoonfuls of jam over peanut butter and gently spread in an even layer.
  • Remove remaining dough from freezer and scatter over jam layer.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the top is set and lightly golden brown.
  • Transfer pan to a wire rack and cool completely. Cut into bars.
  • TIP: Try grape jelly or strawberry jam in place of the blueberry jam for a different flavour.
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