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Peanut Butter and Jelly Oat Bars Recipe

Peanut Butter and Jelly Oat Bars

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"Topped with strawberry preserves, these peanut butter flavored treats are any-time-of-day snacks."

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Original recipe makes 8 - 12 servings Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan with CRISCO® shortening.
  2. Combine brown sugar, CRISCO® shortening and JIF® Peanut Butter in large bowl. Beat on medium speed of electric mixer until well blended.
  3. Combine flour, salt and baking soda. Add gradually to creamed mixture at low speed. Beat until well blended. Stir in oats with spoon. Mix until well blended. Stir in water 1 tablespoon at a time.
  4. Press half the dough into bottom of greased pan and spread SMUCKER'S® preserves over it. Flatten small amounts of remaining dough between hands. Place on preserves and arrange so dough sections touch. Fill in any spaces with dough so preserves are completely covered.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown and edges are slightly brown. Do not over-bake. Cut while warm into bars about 2 1/2 x 2 inches.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 13, 2008

Awesome! I took these to my daughter's preschool class and one of her teachers asked for the recipe. :) I used half-dark brown sugar and half-light brown, and I used ½ cup of regular Crisco shortening plus 1/4 cup softened margarine. I also mixed the water in at the same time as the oats, it came together fast. If your preserves or jam (I used Smucker's Strawberry Jam) are a little clumpy and doesn't want to spread, just pop them in the microwave for 20 seconds or so. It'll make it easier to spread them over the base. Oh, and lastly, I just sort of crumbled-and-pressed the topping part over the jam, I didn't arrange the dough over top. Very good bars!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 25, 2012

These were OK. They were kinda dry. I did increase the amount of strawberry preserves. Adding some cool whip on top made them better.


10 Ratings

Apr 17, 2005

I followed this recipe exactly, only used whole wheat flour instead of white. Seemed to have a lot more peanut butter/oat mixture than jelly so it was a little dry. But very tasty and my kids loved them. Will make again--probably add more water next time.

Oct 06, 2009

Mine didn't turn out quite as pretty as the picture but my family loved them! They said it reminded them of strawberry newtons. After a couple days they get very crumbly.

May 06, 2008

Mine didn't turn out quite as pretty as the picture, and it was pretty dry... but still yummy! I want to make it again but i'm not sure how to fix the dryness problem...

Sep 14, 2011

I don't know why I haven't rated these before--I've been doing them for years, even with my own homemade jelly/jam--my kids LOVE them! LOVE THEM!

Oct 15, 2010

When I made mine they didn't come out near as pretty as the picture. Also they could have used a little more jelly. There were some parts of the bars where there was no jelly. Other than that they tasted really good.

Apr 04, 2011

These taste just like a peanut butter and jelly sandwhich! My daughter and I made these together, and we didn't have enough regular oats to make the topping, so we used a couple of packets of maple and brown sugar instant oatmeal. Now that added a yummy twist! We used grape jelly. Held together nice.


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  • Calories
  • 429 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 61.4 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 18.2 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 6.3 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 302 mg
  • 12%

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

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