Peanut Butter Chips and Jelly Bars Recipe -
Peanut Butter Chips and Jelly Bars Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Peanut Butter Chips and Jelly Bars

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"A classic combination of peanut putter and jelly. Grape jelly in a sandwich between peanut butter cookie and peanut butter chips."

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Original recipe makes 16 bars Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    35 mins


  1. Heat oven to 375 F. Grease 9-inch square baking pan.
  2. Stir together flour, sugar and baking powder; cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in beaten egg until blended.
  3. Reserve half of mixture; press remaining mixture onto bottom of prepared pan. Stir jelly slightly; spread evenly over crust. Sprinkle 1 cup peanut butter chips over jelly. Stir remaining 2/3 cup chips into reserved crumb mixture; sprinkle over top.
  4. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. About 16 bars.
  5. High Altitude Directions: Increase flour to 1-1/2 cups plus 1 tablespoon. Add 1 tablespoon water with egg. Do not change baking time or temperature.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 23, 2003

Tasted just like the sandwich! These will become a permanent addition to my Christmas cookie collection!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 01, 2004

These were just kind of "okay"- my husband didn't like them, and my 2 year old sort of picked at one and left it alone. I may try them again to tweak a little. I used marionberry jam because I had tons of it- and it just tasted too strong. I needed either more peanut butter flavor or less jam. They ended up really sweet, too. The peanut butter chips are pretty sugary- I might try again with just regular peanut butter and see if we like it better that way.


18 Ratings

Aug 08, 2003

These were good, I used peach preserves. I think that the peanut butter chips overwhelmed the jelly taste. I think next time that I will double the jelly or use strawberry, although I did like the peach flavor in this. Thanks!

May 31, 2005

These are divine. My only complaint would be that according to me, they are perhaps a bit too sweet with all those chips on top, so I usually just cut down on the amount. Other than that, they are excellent, and always disappear in a flash. You can even make them with butterscotch chips, which I have done, if you don't have the PB ones, and they still turn out fantabulous.

Jan 26, 2004

These were unbelievable. Boyfriend devoured them with glass of milk. If you like pb and j you have to try them...they're too easy not too.

Feb 24, 2005

These were a fun change from plain peanut butter, or peanut butter and chocolate cookies. Be careful not to let the peanut butter chips brown--if they do they don't taste very good. People generally seemed to like them, and the idea of peanut butter and jelly in a cookie.

Apr 10, 2004

My mom used to make these for me when I was little. So easy and so good.

Feb 10, 2004

These are so good! They are very easy to make and really satisfied my sweet craving!


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  • Calories
  • 254 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33.8 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 29 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 11.1 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 5.3 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 100 mg
  • 4%

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

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