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Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars
Makes:
48 bars (4 dozen)
Prep Time:
20
minutes
Total Time:
75
minutes
based on
48 reviews
Treat the peanut butter and jelly fan in your home with these bar cookies. Your favorite jam is sandwiched between 2 layers of peanut butter and chocolate chip dough. Wash them down with a tall glass of milk.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups (11.5-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Milk Chocolate Morsels
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped peanuts
  • 1/2 cup jelly or jam

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

COMBINE flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking soda and salt in small bowl.

BEAT butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and peanut butter in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla extract. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Press 3/4 dough into ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

BAKE for 15 minutes; remove from oven. Dollop jelly by heaping teaspoon over partially baked dough. Let stand for 1 minute; spread to cover. Dollop remaining dough by heaping teaspoon over jelly.

BAKE for an additional 20 to 25 minutes or until edges are set. Cool in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.



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  •  Star(s)

    Yummy p&B and Jelly Bar

    patricia johnson from LUFKIN, TX

    This was very easy to make and very good taste.I make these for my grandkids went they came over. One bit and they was in heaven.They want me to make these everytime they come over and that going to be every day.I definatey will be making this again and again.

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    PB&J Bars

    Esther Holz from HOUSTON, TX

    These were a hit, and not hard to put together except that the batter is very, very stiff. I would have liked a little more "jelly" taste...it seemed mostly chocolate and peanut butter - but everyone loved them ! I probably would use more jelly next time.

  •  Star(s)

    Oh so good

    Evonne Robertson from FRASER, MI

    My granddaughters and I made these pb&j bars. We had fun making them and tasting them after. We are going to add them to our christmas must make list (for gifts).

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    peanut butter & jelly bars

    ramya sola from SHAKER HEIGHTS, OH

    a recipe with very good combination of peanut butter & jelly. it is simply delicious.my husband, my son & myself feasted on them until we cleared the platter

  •  Star(s)

    its a keeper!!

    deborah fanton from COCOA, FL

    great recipe!my family & co workers loved them...however the next time i bake these i will use peanut butter chips to make them even more peanutty.just another note...i used the chopped canned peanuts that you can get from the ice cream topping aisle for the recipe & for the jelly i used the entire small jar of seedless strawberry jam.

  •  Star(s)

    Awesome dessert

    Fonotaga Vau from Paramount, CA

    I can't believe how good this really is, but before I cooked all the way, I stirred the middle of the pan and made it look like a swirl and it came out perfect.. After I baked it, I let it rest for half and hour and then refrigerate overnight.. By the next day, I couldn't wait to taste the results, and bam..it was the best pbjelly bar I have ever baked..Thanks for the recipes, everyone is requesting for more..

  •  Star(s)

    Two of my favorite things!

    Carmela Pugno from WEST HAVEN, CT

    Since I love peanut butter and jelly in combination, I thought this recipe had it all.....add chocolate chips and it's heaven! The first time I made these, I accidentally left them in a bit too long so that they were crispy. I served them anyway, called them crunchy peanut butter bars....and they were gone in a very short time. The next time, I didn't overbake them. They tasted different, of course, and really tasty. I've had requests for them several times!

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    Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

    Sharon Tully from TAMPA, FL

    Everyone loved these, a big hit. My youngest son, now 21 really liked them.

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    Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars

    M. Hoover from CHAMBERSBURG, PA

    What a fantastic recipe!! My husband loves PB and jelly and these were a great hit!!! Guess I'll be making these more often. They didn't last long!

  •  Star(s)

    Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

    Linda Abramowitz from GLENS FALLS, NY

    I took these in to work for a treat for management. They ate them and sent me a note asking for refills, along with the recipe. It was a big hit.

  •  Star(s)

    traditional

    Dorine Rorabacher from LAWRENCEBURG, IN

    This is what I call a traditional recipe because it has just simple everyday products that most people like and enjoy. Its a recipe I will make several times.

  •  Star(s)

    Great for Brunch, too!

    DEBORAH ZELASNY from BEDMINSTER, NJ

    I made these for my colleagues at a work brunch and they were a big hit. I substituted peanut butter chips for the chocolate chips and left out the nuts and they still tasted delicious! Also, I forgot to divide the batter and thought I had screwed up the recipe when it came time to add the jelly. But instead of adding a second cookie dough layer on top of the jelly, I just swirled the jelly and dough together and it came out just as good! Lots of people asked me for the recipe. I want to make another batch now for myself!

  •  Star(s)

    Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars -- A Tasty Treat!

    Nadia Dabagia from Michigan City, IN

    These bars were great! As a teacher, I made them for a back-to-school event, and everyone loved them. I combined candy coated peanut butter pieces with the chocolate chips, adjusting the amount slightly, and added them to the batter. I then reserved the chopped peanuts for garnish. Also, lining the pan with greased foil made for easier removal of the bars. The bars were such a tasty treat!

  •  Star(s)

    Good and easy

    Lisa Prihoda from WEST COLUMBIA, TX

    My 4yr old loved helping me make these. She also loved the bars. I thought they were a little to rich. Maybe don't use as much of the morsels.

  •  Star(s)

    Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

    ANNA UKKONEN from BRISTOL, WI

    My kids loved them!! Even the 34 year old. Was easy to make and fun too.

  •  Star(s)

    Yummy PB&J

    Jenny Trople from CAPUTA, SD

    My family loves these, and they are so easy to make.....who wouldn't love PB&J bars!!!!

  •  Star(s)

    Wonderful treat

    cl gillen from ELMA, NY

    What a great combination. They went so quickly... left all of the brownies in the dust at our last picnic.

  •  Star(s)

    Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

    NANCY COWLISHAW from POCATELLO, ID

    My Mom always made these and I made them for my kids. A fun recipe that children love.

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    Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

    Charlotte Gohl from Philadelphia, PA

    Great tasting and different. Liked them very much.

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    Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

    Alice Keeney from STRONGSVILLE, OH

    My family prefers these without the peanuts, and they sure go quickly. These are a favorite after school snack.

  •  Star(s)

    PBJ Bars

    Jessica Garinger from AMESBURY, MA

    Mmmmmmmm, delicious! My daughter ate them up!

  •  Star(s)

    got my kid to eat a PB&J

    mary billeck from grayslake, IL

    My son hate peanut butter and jelly so when I made these bars he couldn't get enough. When I told him they were made from peanut butter and jelly he told me I was crazy. nothing this good could be made from peanut butter and jelly. He said next time I make them he wants to help..thanks...

  •  Star(s)

    these were great

    joel tedder from FORT DODGE, IA

    and the good thing about this recipe is that you can exchange any jelly that you would like to try.

  •  Star(s)

    Travel well

    Jessica DeLia from MC GRAW, NY

    My daughter goes on a camping trip with a friend every year and the PB and Jelly bars are the request for her to bring. Everyone love them young and old.

  •  Star(s)

    Yum!

    LISA THOMPSON from ANCHORAGE, AK

    Great recipe, no matter what flavor jam you use...especially approved by my son with raspberry jam, though.

  •  Star(s)

    kids love them

    SIRI BOWMAN from DOYLESTOWN, PA

    My 3 and 6 year old really love these and are a lot of fun for them to make with me too.

  •  Star(s)

    Delicious and oh so easy to make

    PHYLLIS NICHOLS from Taos, NM

    This recipe should be in every childs cookbook. But grandpa loves when the grandchild come over to bake with granny because he loves his Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars.

  •  Star(s)

    PB&J Bars

    Geneen Graziano from MANAHAWKIN, NJ

    My daughter was in a bake-off for her Brownie troop. These bars were such a hit that she won 2nd place!! As easy as they are delicious!

  •  Star(s)

    nutty & jelly flavor

    BETTY WESOLOWSKI from MONTELLO, WI

    The peanut butter chips brought out the flavor more well make these again.

  •  Star(s)

    Very Tasty

    Beth Tumal from FLORENCE, MA

    We made these in my creative cooking class tonight. The recipe was very easy to follow and it smelled really good before it came out of the oven. We ate them still warm and gooey since we did not have time to let them cool completely. A very tasty recipe to use up peanut butter and jelly.

  •  Star(s)

    Good but recipe could use some work

    Jill Kroll from HOLT, MI

    These bars were very popular with my kids and friend, but the bottom layer gets a little over-baked because it is essentially baked twice. Maybe modify the recipe a little to shorten the first baking time a little.

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    Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars

    D Manyak from UNIONTOWN, PA

    This recipe is a real "after school" treat for children.

  •  Star(s)

    peanut butter and jelly bars

    tanya gossom from MAYFIELD, KY

    my kids loved these bars. i make them quite often.

  •  Star(s)

    Add Fruit

    Corinne Santoro from Collingdale, PA

    These were very easy to make. My young cousins chose to add bananas and raisins to the top of the bars. Delicious!

  •  Star(s)

    more please

    nina goss from ATCO, NJ

    My son who is two years old loved these bars and they were easy to make. I gave him just one peice and when he was finished he aked for more and he kept asking for more so I thought he was really hungry or they were just really good but I think they were just really godd because that is all he wanted to eat .

  •  Star(s)

    Great Snack Too

    Deb Ceman from WAUWATOSA, WI

    These make a great after school snack with some fresh fruit on the side. I used all peanut butter chips and a low sugar jelly. Easy and tasty!

  •  Star(s)

    Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars

    Sandy Dugas from BUFORD, GA

    Great idea, I added peanut butter morsels instead of the chocolate. This kept the taste of just peanut butter & jelly.

  •  Star(s)

    Bake Sale Raves

    Rebecca Land from Clarkston, WA

    We had our annual Relay For Life Bake Sale this morning and these Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars were a hit! This was soooo easy to make and soooo delicious, too. The only suggestion I have would be to reduce the amount of graham cracker crumbs for the dough. My dough was just a wee bit too stiff (but still delicious). These will be made every year from now on. Thank you so much!

  •  Star(s)

    Better than expected

    Jill Short from Candor, NY

    I made this recipe to send to school for Teacher Appreciation Day. When I read the recipe I decided to use Nestle's Milk Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chips in place of the chips asked for in the recipe. After the bars were baked, I sprinked the remaining 1/4 cup of chips on top of the bars. My family liked them so much I had to leave a few at home. I will definitely make these again.

  •  Star(s)

    Great treat!

    Theresa Dobersztyn from Brookfield, IL

    My daughters loved these bars since they're are both fans of peanut butter and jelly. My girls liked them so much, they wanted to know when we would make this treat again!

  •  Star(s)

    Peanut Butter Jelly Bars

    Kathy Rivet from Chicopee, MA

    I recently made these bars and they were a hit. I work at a Rest Home and every month I bake something different for a monthly meeting I have with the residents. They enjoy trying new and different things. Thanks again!

  •  Star(s)

    Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

    Linda Levine from Haskell, NJ

    An awesome treat!!! A little too sweet for my family, but if you cut back the sugar and use a jelly that does not add sugar it makes an excellent snack or dessert.

  •  Star(s)

    Kids love them!!!

    Nancy C. from Apple Valley, MN

    My daughter and her friend loved them. I think they'd be better without the chocolate chips...and I love chocolate!!! I'll try them without next time and compare.

  •  Star(s)

    Great, Great, Great!

    Nancy Dayton from Gas City, IN

    This is the best of all the things that kids love! My 3 kids went nuts over these.

  •  Star(s)

    PB AND J TO GO!

    KIMBERLY WRIGHT from CHARLESTON, ME

    THESE BARS ARE AWESOME! MY 9 YEAR OLD SON IS A LONGSTANDING PB&J FAN AND WHEN HE DISCOVERED ONE OF THESE IN HIS LUNCHBOX HIS RESPONSE WAS,

  •  Star(s)

    Peanut Buttter and Jelly Bars

    Judy Cooper from Oxford, MS

    If your kids like peanut butter and jelly they will love these bars. I took them to a gathering and people were asking for the recipe for them. Everyone loved them.

  •  Star(s)

    PBJ Bars

    Karen Maloid from Liverpool, NY

    My kids love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, so these are a special treat, with a new twist!!

  •  Star(s)

    WOW

    karenia hernandez from Riverdale, CA

    These are great to make and they taste delicious. I love peanut butter and jelly and now it's in a bar. WOW I really enjoyed making them and eating them. Everyone should try them out. Even better idea to have a glass of milk or soy milk along with these peanut butter and jelly bars at breakfast.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/48 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 48 

  • Calories: 120
  • Calories from Fat: 60
  • Total Fat: 7g (10% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 3g (14% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 10mg (4% of DV)
  • Sodium: 75mg (3% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 15g (5% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g (0% of DV)
  • Sugars: 10g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Vitamin A: 2% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 0% of DV
  • Iron: 2% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups (11.5-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Milk Chocolate Morsels
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped peanuts
  • 1/2 cup jelly or jam

 

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

COMBINE flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking soda and salt in small bowl.

BEAT butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and peanut butter in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla extract. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Press 3/4 dough into ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

BAKE for 15 minutes; remove from oven. Dollop jelly by heaping teaspoon over partially baked dough. Let stand for 1 minute; spread to cover. Dollop remaining dough by heaping teaspoon over jelly.

BAKE for an additional 20 to 25 minutes or until edges are set. Cool in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.


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