Baking with Karo Syrup
Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars
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Karo Corn Syrup has been around a long time. Karo Corn Syrup is the leading national brand of corn syrup and the only corn syrup that contains 0 grams of high fructose corn syrup. It is used in many baked goods and sweet treats. You couldn’t have a popcorn ball or a pecan pie without Karo Corn Syrup.
Here is an interesting piece of food trivia. Who invented the pecan pie?
Back in 1930 a Karo Corn Syrup sales executive’s wife created the first pecan pie. What if her husband hadn’t worked for Karo Corn Syrup?
Can you imagine Thanksgiving without pecan pie?
I took a peek at the recipes on the Karo Syrup website and found the perfect treat for the kids. My granddaughter Emma loves peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Please cut the crust off Grammy! She would eat them every day for lunch and dinner if I let her.
Now she will eat her pb&j with store bought grape jelly but my girl has been a little spoiled when it comes to what gets smeared on the piece of bread opposite the peanut butter. She loves her Grammy’s homemade strawberry jam on her pb&j. So when making these Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars from the Karo website I did make a little change. This recipe will make a big 9 x 13 pan of PB&J bars. I decided to divide it in half and use two different flavors of jam to fill it with. On one 8×8 pan I used a store bought seedless blackberry jam.
On the other I used a jar of homemade strawberry vanilla jam.
On the batch I used the homemade strawberry vanilla jam I also sprinkled some almond slivers and dried cranberries over the top before baking. Wow they were good. My favorite was the strawberry vanilla bars with almonds and cranberries! And even though my granddaughter loved my homemade strawberry vanilla jam she loved the bars made with blackberry jam. I was pretty surprised about that.