Peanut and Pumpkin Butter Bars

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Bars

I guess it’s not too big of a surprise how nuts people are over Trader Joe’s. I didn’t grow up with one and entering a TJs for the first time was like entering Wonka’s factory where everything around you was a magical treat. My absolute favorite Trader Joe’s product is their corn salsa. Before Denver got a TJs, I once bought six jars in Minneapolis, and checked my carry-on for my return flight. Rationing was tough. Trader Joe’s pumpkin butter is the next favorite item on my list and the star of this recipe. It’s the star in these peanut and pumpkin butter bars.

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Bars

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Bars

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Bars

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Bars

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Bars


Peanut and Pumpkin Butter Bars


1 ½ cups flour

½ teaspoon baking powder

¾ teaspoon salt

1 stick of butter, softened

¾ cup sugar

1 egg

½ teaspoon vanilla

1 ½ cups peanut butter

1 jar (10oz) pumpkin butter (Trader Joe’s, of course)



Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a square cake pan with parchment paper or grease well.

Combine flour, basking powder, and salt.

Using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar. Mix in egg, vanilla, and peanut butter. Add the flour mixture ½ cup at a time until combined.

Spread 2/3 of the mixture into the pan. Spread the pumpkin butter evenly over the top. Dot the remaining 1/3 of the peanut butter mixture on top of the pumpkin butter.

Bake for approximately 35 minutes or until golden brown.

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