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A square cut into nine pieces of peanut butter and jelly bars with flowers sprinkled around.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars, are so similar to the classic PB&J sandwich but a whole lot sweeter!! Three layers of the softest peanut butter cookie, grape jelly and another layer of peanut butter cookie crumbled on top is the perfect way to celebrate back to school.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Dessert
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Resting Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 9 Bars
Calories: 491kcal


  • ½ Cup Unsalted Butter Room Temperature
  • ¾ Cup Light Brown Sugar
  • ½ Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 ½ Cups All Purpose Flour
  • ½ Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • ¾ Cup Grape Jelly


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and prepare a 9x9 inch square pan with non stick baking spray and parchment lined on the bottom and side of pan
  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt; set aside
  • In a mixing bowl with paddle attachment, combine the unsalted butter, light brown sugar and vanilla extract; cream together until smooth and then add in the peanut butter and continue mixing until smooth
  • Add the egg into the butter mixture and mix until fully combined
  • Slowly add in the flour mixture to the peanut butter mixture and mix just until all ingredients are combined
  • Press ⅔ of the dough into the bottom of the prepare square pan, spread the grape jelly over the peanut butter dough and then add the remainder of the dough crumbled to cover the layer of grape jelly
  • Bake the Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars for 25-28 minutes or until the top starts to turn a light golden brown in color
  • Remove the bars from the oven and allow them to cool completely before removing them from the pan
  • Cut the Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars into 9 three inch squares or the desired shape and size
  • Enjoy or store in an airtight container until you are ready to serve!


Serving: 9g | Calories: 491kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 307mg | Potassium: 265mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 342IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 2mg
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