Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

These bars are so tasty - you have to try them!

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep 30 minutes
Cook 45 minutes
Total 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 36 bars
Calories 267 kcal
Author Michelle


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour plus more for dusting pan
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature (2 sticks )
  • cups granulated sugar
  • cups smooth peanut butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cups jam or jelly your favorite flavor
  • 2/3 cup salted peanuts roughly chopped
US Customary - Metric


  1. 1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13-inch pan with butter, and line the bottom with parchment paper. Grease the parchment, and coat inside of pan with flour; set aside.
  2. 2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  3. 3. Place the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat on medium-high speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes. On medium speed, add peanut butter and eggs; beat until combined, about 2 minutes. Add the vanilla and combine. On low speed, add the flour mixture and mix until just combined.
  4. 4. Transfer two-thirds of the mixture to prepared pan; press evenly into pan. Using an offset spatula, spread the jam on top of the peanut butter mixture. Dollop remaining third of peanut butter mixture on top of jam. Sprinkle with peanuts.
  5. 5. Bake until golden, about 45 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool; cut into about 36 1½x2-inch pieces.
Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 267 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 214mg 9%
Potassium 179mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 16g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 3.4%
Vitamin C 1.5%
Calcium 2.1%
Iron 5.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.