If you're a fan of a classic pb&j then these just might become your new favorite treat.
1/2cup1 stick butter vegan butter
1/2cuppacked brown sugar
1/3cupcrunchy peanut butter
1/2cupdairy-free semi-sweet chocolate chips
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C) and grease an 8x8 or 11x7 inch glass pan with oil. Cream butter and sugars together. Add applesauce, salt, soda, vanilla, and peanut butter, then beat until smooth. Add flour and mix well then stir in peanuts.
Press about 2/3 of the dough into prepared pan and bake for 8 - 10 minutes until edges and top are just beginning to brown. Remove from oven and leave for about 5 minutes to cool. Spread jelly over bars in an even layer then alternate chocolote chips and crumbles of remaining dough. Return to oven and bake for 15 - 20 minutes until top is golden. Remove and cool completely then cut into squares