Thursday, May 15, 2014

Jam Bars

We had a glow in the dark Easter egg hunt before Easter, and I was looking for some new Bar Recipes to make.  Oh my goodness!  These were a hit!  Everyone raved about them!  They were so simple too, and I had everything in my pantry  That's my idea of a fantastic dessert!  The original recipe called for Raspberry Jam, but I made mine with Homemade strawberry jam.  I am sure any kind would be delicious though. 


1 cup Softened Butter
¾ cups Sugar
1 whole Egg
½ teaspoons Vanilla
2-½ cups All-purpose Flour
10 ounces, weight Jar Seedless Jam
½ cups Chopped Toasted Pecans Or Walnuts

Directions :

Beat the softened butter and sugar until creamy. Add the egg and vanilla, beating until well blended. Add the flour and beat well. Reserve one cup of this dough and set aside.

Press remaining dough into a lightly greased 9×9 pan and press down well and evenly. Spread jam over the top of the dough. Stir the nuts into the remaining one cup of dough and sprinkle this evenly over the jam. Do not press this down.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25-28 minutes or until the top is lightly brown. Let the pan cool completely on a wire rack.  Cut and Serve!

Recipe Source:  Tasty Kitchen






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