Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Line an 8 inch pan with parchment or aluminum foil and grease the bottom. This will make it easier to remove and cut your bars after they have baked.
Peanut Butter (1 cup)
Unsalted Butter (1/2 cup)
with a handheld mixer. Add
Brown Sugar (1/2 cup)
and mix until fluffy. Add the
Vanilla Extract (1 tsp)
. Mix until combined.
In another bowl, whisk
All-Purpose Flour (1 3/4 cups)
Baking Powder (1/2 tsp)
Salt (1/2 tsp)
Add the flour mixture to the peanut butter mixture a little at a time until crumbly.
Pour 3/4 of the mixture into the prepared pan and press down with your fingers. Pour
Raspberry Preserves (1/2 cup)
over this layer and crumble remaining batter over top.
Bake for 35-40 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack. Remove aluminum foil or parchment and cut into bars.
Enjoy with a tall glass of milk!