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Peanut Butter & Pomegranate Jelly Bars

Servings 12 bars

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. For the pomegranate jelly: In a medium saucepan, stir together sugar and cornstarch. Whisk in cold water until smooth. Stir in pomegranate arils and place over medium heat. Use a potato masher to break arils while heating. This should take around 5 minutes. Bring mixture to a boil to thicken. Remove from heat and strain jelly to make it seedless. Set aside to cool. As the jelly cools, it should thicken more.
  2. To make the bars: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whip butter and peanut butter together until smooth. Stir in sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in egg and vanilla. Slowly incorporate all dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Press 2/3 of the mixture into the bottom of a greased 8×8 square pan. Top with cooled pomegranate jelly. Break up remaining 1/3 of peanut butter dough into small pieces and sprinkle evenly to top the bars. Bake for 35 minutes or until top has browned lightly. Remove and cool completely before serving.