Looking for an easy back to school treat? Be sure to check out this Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars Recipe. These bars are simple to make from scratch with just a few ingredients including, of course, everyone’s favorite peanut butter and jelly.
Here are a few in process pictures but be sure to scroll down for the full printable recipe.
Spread 2/3 of the batter mixture onto the bottom of the pan.
Spread jam on top of the batter.
- 1 cup unsalted butter ( room temp )
- 1½ cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs ( room temp )
- 2 cups creamy peanut butter
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1½ cups Jam (Your favorite but we love Raspberry)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease 13x9 inch baking pan.
- Mix together butter and sugar until light and fluffy and well combined
- Add eggs, vanilla extract, and peanut butter and mix until it is all combined
- Add flour and baking powder to the mixture.
- Mix until well combined.
- Spread ⅔ of the batter mixture onto the bottom of the pan.
- Spread jam on top of the batter.
- Crumble the remaining dough over the jam in small bits making sure to fully cover the jam
- Bake for about 25-30 minutes
- Remove from oven and let cool for 30 minutes before slicing
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Originally published 8/7/15 and updated and republished on 8/3/16
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