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Neecie's PBJ Bars Recipe

Neecie's PBJ Bars

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"I came up with this recipe when my children were small. It's a healthy snack to pack for lunch or anytime. Even my pickiest eater loves them."

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings


  1. Beat 1/2 cup butter or margarine until smooth. Add 1/4 cup white sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar and beat well. Add egg, milk, peanut butter and vanilla and beat well. Stir in 1 cup flour, 1 cup oats, and 1/2 teaspoon baking soda.
  2. Spread in a greased 13 x 9 inch pan. Spread preserves all over top. Sprinkle with crumb topping.
  3. To Make Topping: Mix together 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 cup quick oats, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/8 teaspoon baking soda, and 3 tablespoons softened butter or margarine until crumbly. Sprinkle over the top of the preserves.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 18 - 20 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 11, 2003

These cookies were enjoyed by the adults, but not too much by the children! I used peach preserves as no suggestions were made for the type of jelly. The cookies were very moist and delicious, especially when warm.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 20, 2003

These are OK, but the cooking time or temp or something is off. The outsides cooked but the insides stayed mushy. It is tricky to time it right so that it does not burn and you can still cut them into squares. They did not set up into cookie form very well for me.


14 Ratings

Aug 16, 2006

Umm...healthy? Nothing healthy in this recipe...

Nov 14, 2003

These are great! Even my peanutbutter-hating-husband likes them. They didn't last long around here! :) I did have to increase the cooking time to about 40 minutes.

Feb 06, 2003

I expected these to be really good. They are just average. I don't know if I will make these again nobody is eating them. I thought they would be bars and could be cut and put on a plate instead you have to scoop them out of the pan and eat with a fork. I also had to cook longer then it stated.

Jun 07, 2005

Good, a little too sweet. I'll make it without the sugar next time. Thanks.

Feb 06, 2003

The kids love it, but I would note letting it cool to the touch, then chilling in the fridge until set before cutting!

Nov 08, 2007

This was exactly what I was looking for. I really wanted a pb&j sandwich for breakfast, but I'm out of bread at the moment. I used old fashioned oats, halved the ingredients and baked in a 9x9 dish. My oven runs pretty hot, so I didn't have a prob w/ the cooking time like other reviewers. Next time I will def use better preserves, this time I had to just use what I had on hand, which was a mixture of strawberry preserves and my son's grape jelly.


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  • Calories
  • 421 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 61.6 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 44 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 17.3 g
  • 27%
  • Fiber
  • 2.5 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 6.6 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 213 mg
  • 9%

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

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