Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

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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.

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  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


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