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Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

Buttery bars made with the classic peanut butter and jelly combination. Get a glass of cold milk and dig in!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

When my kids were young, we went through peanut butter like it was going out of style. We still love it and eat it quite a bit, but, it has slowed down a bit.

Most of the peanut butter nowadays is used for me and my baked goods. Kinda like these bars!

Ingredients List:

  • Butter
  • Flour
  • Jelly/jam
  • Peanut butter
  • Brown sugar

Butter: These bars requires 2 cups of butter. Yes, for real. It’s OK, just don’t eat the whole pan in one sitting. 🙂 Some will be melted, some you will need cold.

Jelly/Jam: Use your favorite! Making it homemade is really easy, if desired.

How to Make: ( detailed instructions in recipe card)

  • First, make your base. This is a simple butter and flour crust. Spread it into a prepared pan and bake for just 15 minutes. Remove it and let it cool.
  • Next, spread your jam/jelly on top of the cooled crust.
  • Make the topping. Mix together the dry ingredients for the topping. Then, cut in the cold butter. You can use a pastry cutter, two knives, a fork, or pulse the mixture a few times in your food processor. Need some help? How to Cut Butter into Flour.
  • Sprinkle that on top of the jam/jelly.
  • Return to the oven and bake for additional time.
  • Microwave your peanut butter and drizzle it on top of the cooled bars.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars
Yield: 12-15 bars

Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars- Buttery bars made with the classic peanut butter and jelly combination. Get a glass of cold milk and dig in!

Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes


  • 1 cup ( 2 sticks) butter, melted
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup your favorite jelly/jam
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup ( 2 sticks) butter, cold
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter


    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9 x 13 baking dish.
    2. In a mixing bowl, combine melted butter and flour for crust until dough forms.  Press down into baking dish and flatten to cover bottom of pan.
    3. Bake for 15 minute and remove from oven. Let crust cool completely.
    4. Spread jam/jelly on top of cooled crust. To make your jam more spreadable, stir in a bit of water before spreading on crust. 
    5. In a large bowl, add flour and sugar for topping.  Add in cold butter. With a pastry cutter or a fork, cut until you have coarse crumbs.
    6. Sprinkle on top of jelly/jam.
    7. Return to oven and bake for an additional 20-25 minutes or lightly brown.
    8. In a microwave safe bowl or in a saucepan over medium heat, heat peanut butter until smooth.  Drizzle over warm bars.
    9. Cool completely before cutting.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 285Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 52mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 2gSugar: 27gProtein: 5g

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Janice Bradsher

Monday 19th of April 2021

These Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars look so good! I will probably have to wait until Christmas to make them. If I make them now, I won't leave them alone. I am a border line diabetic now so I really have to be careful about what I eat. I just Love recipes even though I don't make that much of the sweet stuff. They will be great to make over the Christmas holidays. The only problem is that I will eat too many. I will just have to watch how many I eat. I know it's no fun, but I have to be careful. I don't want to be a diabetic. I just need to learn how to eat things that aren't good for me in moderation. It won't be easy, but I have to if I want to get better. I am going to copy this recipe and save it until I can eat it, which may be never. :-(

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