Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookie Bars

Peanut butter cookie dough is pressed into a baking dish and swirled with grape jelly.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep 15 minutes
Cook 16 minutes
Total 35 minutes
Servings 24 bars
Calories 164 kcal
Author Michelle


  • cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup grape jelly, well-stirred
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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan; set aside.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the brown sugar, peanut butter, butter and granulated sugar on medium speed until creamy and light. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix until combined. Reduce speed to low and add the dry ingredients, mixing only until the flour is just incorporated.
  4. Turn out the mixture into the prepared pan and press into an even layer. Drop dollops of the grape jelly over the top and use a butter knife to gently swirl into the cookie dough. Bake for 16 to 20 minutes, or until the center is set. Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars and store at room temperature in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one serving

Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookie Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 164 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 90mg4%
Potassium 75mg2%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 130IU3%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.