Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

These quick bars combine my favorite flavors in one dessert.  Pour yourself a big glass of milk (or if you’re naughty, like me make it chocolate milk).  If you like peanut butter and jelly, then you are going to love these.

I used strawberry jam to make mine.  I think they’d be awesome with grape or blackberry too.  Or cherry or…really any kind of jam would be great in these bars.

I adapted the recipe for Cherry Oat Bars.  I thought I’d be able to decrease the butter, since I was adding in peanut butter, but that didn’t work out.  The photo of the ingredients only shows part of the butter you’ll need.  I love recipes like this one that use common pantry ingredients.  If you’ve got a nearly full jar of jam to spare, then you’ve probably got everything you’ll need to make these.  

Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars
  • 1½ cups quick oats
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¾ cup peanut butter
  • 1½ sticks (3/4 cup) butter, softened
  • 10-12 oz any kind of jam
  1. Place all the ingredients, except the jam into a mixer bowl.
  2. Blend until well combined.
  3. Press half into a greased (or parchment paper lined) 8 inch pan.
  4. Spread jam over the first layer.
  5. Top with rest of peanut butter mixture, pressing lightly with your hands.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes.
  7. Cool completely before serving. These really do taste better cool.

I’m showing this post off at Pocket Change Gourmet Delicious Dishes party.


  1. Do you think jelly would work as well? I have a sensory sensitive child!

  2. Those look amazing, Tiffany! Thanks for sharing!

  3. How well do you think these would be to freeze? I’m always looking for snacks/breakfast things I can use with my picky toddler.

  4. These look great!!! I love me some PB&J, so these have to be just as good! Stopping by from Pocket Change Gourmet! 🙂

  5. OMG. I made these over the weekend and holy yumarama! I can’t stop eating them. Thank you for this amazing and simple recipe. LOVE it. I might never be able to make them again though as I’ve been stuffing my face with PB and J bars. SOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOD.

  6. This sounds amazing!

  7. darlene says:

    Tiffany thank you for sharing your pb & j recipe I was looking all over the internet for a easy recipe and this appears …I’m going to try it this weekend sounds good..I might make a batch with just dry cranberries


  1. […] Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars shared by Eat at Home […]

Speak Your Mind