Peanut Butter Jammin' Bars

Peanut butter and jelly bars are the perfect twist on your kids favorite sandwich. With peanut butter, oatmeal, and your favorite jam, this bar is great for a quick grab and go snack. Sprinkle chocolate covered peanuts to make this peanut butter bar unforgettable.

Peanut Butter Jammin' Bars
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
32 bars


  • ¾ cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter

  • 1 ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 ¼ cup quick-cooking rolled oats

  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 12 ounce jar seedless blackberry, raspberry, or strawberry jam

  • 1 cup chocolate-covered peanuts, coarsely chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with foil, extending the foil over the edges of the pan. Lightly grease the foil; set pan aside.

  2. For crust, in a very large mixing bowl beat butter and peanut butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Beat in the brown sugar, vanilla, baking soda, and salt until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in the oats and as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour (mixture will be crumbly). Reserve 2 cups of the oat mixture. Press remaining oat mixture firmly into the bottom of the prepared pan; set aside.

  3. In a small bowl whisk the jam until smooth; spread jam evenly over the crust to within 1 inch of edges. Sprinkle evenly with the reserved oat mixture and the chocolate-covered peanuts.

  4. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until jam is bubbly and topping is golden brown. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Use foil to lift uncut bars out of the pan. Transfer to a cutting board. Cut into bars.

To Store:

Place bars in a single layer in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

213 Calories
9g Fat
32g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 32
Calories 213
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 121mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1.2mg 6%
Calcium 20.2mg 2%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Potassium 84mg 2%
Folate, total 20.2mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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