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Raspberry Chocolate Chip Crunchy PB&J Bars (Vegan)

If you're a fan of a classic pb&j then these just might become your new favorite treat.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 15 -16 bars

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup 1 stick butter vegan butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup peanuts roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup raspberry jelly
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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