Easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe

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Easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. If you are looking for an easy to make snack, a lunchbox sweet, or an after-dinner dessert, look no further than this easy to make Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. The great taste of old-fashioned PB&J in a delicious bar form. Your entire family will love these tasty treats!


If you are looking for an easy to make snack, a lunchbox sweet, or an after-dinner dessert, look no further than this easy to make Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. The great taste of old-fashioned PB&J in a delicious bar form. Your entire family will love these tasty treats!

Easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe



My niece used to sell baked goods at local farmers markets, fairs, etc. She has been coming over for the last month or so with a whole bunch of her recipes, and we have been making them and photographing them to share with you.

I chose these PB&J bars to share first (we did a LOT of recipes) because they are easy to make and delicious. I mean really, really good. I am not a peanut butter and jelly fan, but I loved these. We used raspberry jam in the recipe photographed. For selling purposes, she used grape jelly because it is economical.

When telling me stories about how this-or-that recipe was received, I assumed these Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars went over better with children than adults. I assumed wrong. She said the adults would buy one, and the following week come back and buy two or three. That made me laugh out loud.

Now, since we are baking so many sweets and Hubby has been on a no-sugar kick for “us” since April, I keep one of each sweet for him, and one for me (forget our sharing, our love only extends so far) and that is our “cheat day.” The rest of the sweets my niece’s husband takes into work and shares with his coworkers. Her hubby has become super popular at work!! And, apparently, my niece has to make more to send in of these Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars as they were very well received.

Easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. If you are looking for an easy to make snack, a lunchbox sweet, or an after dinner dessert, look no further than this easy to make Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. The great taste of old-fashioned PB&J in a delicious bar form. Your entire family will love these tasty treats!


Easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe Notes:

• The photos show PB&J bars made with raspberry jam. My niece usually used grape jelly. Blackberry (especially seedless) and blueberry jams are also excellent pairing choices.
• The recipe is made using an 8″x8″ baking pan. If using a 9″x9″ baking pan, bake for 25-27 minutes instead of the listed 30 minutes.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Ingredients:

• 1½ cups all-purpose Flour
• ½ tsp Baking Powder
• 1/8 tsp Salt
• ¾ cup smooth Peanut Butter
• ¾ cup Light Brown Sugar, packed
• ½ cup unsalted Butter, softened to room temperature
• 1 Egg
• 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
• 1 cup Jelly or Jam
• 2/3 cup Salted Peanuts, Chopped (optional)

Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Mise en Place:

8″x8″ Baking Pan
• Non-stick Spray
Parchment Paper
Measuring Cup
Measuring Spoons
• Bowl
Stand Mixer
• Spatula

Easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. If you are looking for an easy to make snack, a lunchbox sweet, or an after dinner dessert, look no further than this easy to make Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. The great taste of old-fashioned PB&J in a delicious bar form. Your entire family will love these tasty treats!


Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Directions:

• Preheat oven to 350º.
• Lightly spray an 8″x8″ baking pan with non-stick spray. Place one sheet of parchment paper across the pan. Place a second sheet of parchment paper across the first sheet (to form an +). Set aside.

Easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. If you are looking for an easy to make snack, a lunchbox sweet, or an after dinner dessert, look no further than this easy to make Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. The great taste of old-fashioned PB&J in a delicious bar form. Your entire family will love these tasty treats!


• Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl; set aside.
• Using an electric stand mixer combine peanut butter, sugar and butter. Beat until smooth.

Easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. If you are looking for an easy to make snack, a lunchbox sweet, or an after dinner dessert, look no further than this easy to make Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. The great taste of old-fashioned PB&J in a delicious bar form. Your entire family will love these tasty treats!


• Add egg and vanilla extract; beat until smooth.

Easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. If you are looking for an easy to make snack, a lunchbox sweet, or an after dinner dessert, look no further than this easy to make Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. The great taste of old-fashioned PB&J in a delicious bar form. Your entire family will love these tasty treats!


• Gradually add flour mixture and beat until smooth.

Easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. If you are looking for an easy to make snack, a lunchbox sweet, or an after dinner dessert, look no further than this easy to make Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. The great taste of old-fashioned PB&J in a delicious bar form. Your entire family will love these tasty treats!


• Transfer half of mixture, about 1½ cups, into prepared 8″x8″ pan.

Easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. If you are looking for an easy to make snack, a lunchbox sweet, or an after dinner dessert, look no further than this easy to make Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. The great taste of old-fashioned PB&J in a delicious bar form. Your entire family will love these tasty treats!


• Press dough into the bottom of the pan until you have a smooth layer in the bottom of the pan.

Easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. If you are looking for an easy to make snack, a lunchbox sweet, or an after dinner dessert, look no further than this easy to make Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. The great taste of old-fashioned PB&J in a delicious bar form. Your entire family will love these tasty treats!


• Evenly spread jam or jelly over the peanut butter layer.

Easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. If you are looking for an easy to make snack, a lunchbox sweet, or an after dinner dessert, look no further than this easy to make Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. The great taste of old-fashioned PB&J in a delicious bar form. Your entire family will love these tasty treats!


• Take remaining dough and crumble over the top of the jelly/jam.

Easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. If you are looking for an easy to make snack, a lunchbox sweet, or an after dinner dessert, look no further than this easy to make Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. The great taste of old-fashioned PB&J in a delicious bar form. Your entire family will love these tasty treats!


• If you are using chopped peanuts, sprinkle them on top off the crumbled top.
• Bake for 30 minutes.

Easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. If you are looking for an easy to make snack, a lunchbox sweet, or an after dinner dessert, look no further than this easy to make Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. The great taste of old-fashioned PB&J in a delicious bar form. Your entire family will love these tasty treats!


• Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before removing from the pan.

Easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. If you are looking for an easy to make snack, a lunchbox sweet, or an after dinner dessert, look no further than this easy to make Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. The great taste of old-fashioned PB&J in a delicious bar form. Your entire family will love these tasty treats!


• To remove the bars, simply pinch the parchment paper at the opposite side (so the weight of the PB&J bars is supported), lift up the bars, and place them on a cutting board.

Easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. If you are looking for an easy to make snack, a lunchbox sweet, or an after dinner dessert, look no further than this easy to make Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. The great taste of old-fashioned PB&J in a delicious bar form. Your entire family will love these tasty treats!


• Cut and serve.

Easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. If you are looking for an easy to make snack, a lunchbox sweet, or an after dinner dessert, look no further than this easy to make Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. The great taste of old-fashioned PB&J in a delicious bar form. Your entire family will love these tasty treats!


Easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe

Easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe

If you are looking for an easy to make snack, a lunchbox sweet, or an after dinner dessert, look no further than this easy to make Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. The great taste of old-fashioned PB&J in a delicious bar form. Your entire family will love these tasty treats!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups all-purpose Flour
  • ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • ¾ cup smooth Peanut Butter
  • ¾ cup Light Brown Sugar, packed
  • ½ cup unsalted Butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Jelly or Jam
  • 2/3 cup Salted Peanuts, Chopped (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. Lightly spray an 8″x8″ baking pan with non-stick spray. Place one sheet of parchment paper across the pan. Place a second sheet of parchment paper across the first sheet (to form an +). Set aside.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl; set aside.
  4. Using an electric stand mixer combine peanut butter, sugar and butter. Beat until smooth.
  5. Add egg and vanilla extract; beat until smooth.
  6. Gradually add flour mixture and beat until smooth.
  7. Transfer half of mixture, about 1½ cups, into prepared 8″x8″ pan.
  8. Press dough into the bottom of the pan until you have a smooth layer in the bottom of the pan.
  9. Evenly spread jam or jelly over the peanut butter layer.
  10. Take remaining dough and crumble over the top of the jelly/jam.
  11. If you are using chopped peanuts, sprinkle them on top off the crumbled top.
  12. Bake for 30 minutes.
  13. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before removing from the pan.
  14. To remove the bars, simply pinch the parchment paper at opposite side (so the weight of the PB&J bars is supported), lift up the bars, and place them on a cutting board.
  15. Cut and serve.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 373 Total Fat: 20g Saturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 11g Cholesterol: 36mg Sodium: 170mg Carbohydrates: 43g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 23g Protein: 8g

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  1. This might be a great treat for the kids to take to school for a mid-day snack. Thanks for sharing your recipe on Merry Monday. Pinned.

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