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Have you tried the STAR Butter Flavored Olive Oil?

I saw someone do a blog post about using it to make chocolate chip cookies a couple months back and was immediately intrigued. I really like oil over butter in certain baked goods but I still want that butter taste so this is kind of the perfect product for me. It’s also great because my stove hates me and trying to melt butter on it usually ends with brown butter and I don’t always want brown butter!

I found it at Walmart with all the other olive oils:

I typically wouldn’t use an olive oil for baking since they do have a very distinct flavor but this one is meant for baking. Or cooking. Or whatever you want!

I’ve been in the mood for peanut butter and jelly bars for weeks and finally decided to make them using this in place or the butter I would normally use. They turned out delicious and buttery in all the right ways!

The bars themselves are delicious. Like a peanut butter sandwich but obviously better! The cookie part stays nice and soft with the top bits getting just a tiny bit crisp. And the salty peanuts on top are the perfect compliment to the super sweet jelly. If you’ve never made PB&J bars before, I definitely suggest you try them.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars (with Butter Flavored Olive Oil)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup STAR Butter Flavored Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup strawberry jelly
  • 2/3 cup salted peanuts roughly chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8x8 square pan with parchment or aluminum foil.
  2. Sift together flour, salt, and baking powder. Stir in oats. Set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat together STAR Butter Flavored Olive Oil and sugar. Add egg, peanut butter, and vanilla; beat until combined. Slowly add in flour mixture and beat until the flour is incorporated.
  4. Put 2/3 of the dough into the prepared pan and spread to the sides of the pan. Put jelly on the dough and use a spatula to spread it to all the sides. Dollop the remaining dough over the jelly - it doesn't need to cover it completely. Sprinkle with peanuts.
  5. Bake for 30 - 35 minutes or until the topping is golden brown.
  6. Cool on a wire rack before cutting and serving.



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