To those whom it may concern: these peanut butter bars (with preserves) are vegan and gluten free. To those whom it may not concern: these peanut butter bars (with preserves) are delicious and require few ingredients.
I hope to come up with more recipes like this one in the future. Since the spring has been setting in I've been working with simpler recipes so I can spend less time in the kitchen. That said, I'm hoping to find a happy medium between quality food and quick preparation for every meal, including dessert!
Peanut Butter Bars (with blackberry/pomegranate preserves, walnuts, and oats!)
3/4 c peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
3/4 c sugar
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
4 tbsp preserves
1/4 c chopped walnuts
1/4 c rolled oats
Preheat the oven to 350º F
-In a bowl, combine 1/2 c sugar, 1/2 c peanut butter, vinegar, and water
-Spread the mixture evenly into an 8x8 baking sheet (grease it first or line with parchment paper)
-Spread the preserves evenly over the peanut butter mixture
-In a bowl, combine the remaining 1/4 c sugar and peanut butter with the walnuts and rolled oats to form a crumbly mixture
-Sprinkle the crumble evenly over the two layers in the pan and bake for 15 - 20 minutes
-Allow to cool, cut, and enjoy!