Peanut Butter & Jam Bars – Deliciously soft and chewy peanut butter bars that are loaded with flavour, and have a generous layer of jam in the centres. These bars are perfect for PB&J lovers!
Peanut Butter & Jam Bars
I am a big PB&J fan and I love combining the two ingredients in my recipes.
If you love the combination just as much as I do, you are gonna absolutely LOVE these bars.
These bars are deliciously thick, soft, and chewy, bursting with peanut butter flavour, and generously filled with jam centres.
They are super quick and easy to throw together, and you only need simple, staple ingredients!
Looking for more peanut butter recipes? Check out my Peanut Butter Chip Cookies, Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Muffins, and my No-Bake Peanut Butter Truffles.
Ingredients you’ll need
Here’s a list of ingredients you’ll need to make these bars. You can find my recipe card at the bottom of this post for the complete list with their amounts.
- Plain/all-purpose flour
- Baking powder
- Baking soda
- Unsalted butter: Melted.
- Light brown sugar
- Large egg
- Vanilla extract
- Smooth peanut butter
- Seedless raspberry jam: You can use any flavour you like. I microwaved it for a few seconds to make it easier to spread.
How to make Peanut Butter & Jam Bars
To make these bars, simply grab a medium mixing bowl and whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
In a separate large mixing bowl, whisk together the melted butter and sugar until combined.
Add the egg, vanilla extract, and peanut butter, and mix until combined.
Add the dry ingredients and mix until completely combined.
Press about 2/3 of the dough into the bottom of an 8×8-inch square baking pan lined with parchment paper or foil.
Spread the jam evenly on top, and crumble the remaining dough evenly over the jam.
Bake for 30 – 35 minutes or until golden brown on top. Allow to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack before cutting into bars.
TIP: For a speedy cooling time, place the pan in the freezer for 1 hour, then cut into bars.
The printable recipe card with the FULL list of ingredients and instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.
NOTE: For best results, I highly recommend using the gram measurements (with a digital scale), rather than the cup measurements.
Cup measurements are simply not accurate enough, and I cannot guarantee the best results if you use them.
These Peanut Butter & Jam Bars are:
- so quick and easy to make
- deliciously soft and chewy
- LOADED with peanut butter flavour
- filled with a generous layer of jam
- the perfect treat for PB&J lovers!
How long will the peanut butter bars last? These bars will stay fresh, kept in an airtight container, at room temperature for up to 1 week.
Want freshly-baked bars every time? Cookie dough can be wrapped in clingfilm and kept in the fridge for up to 5 days, or frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before using.
If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag me on Instagram and hashtag it #marshasbakingaddiction. I’d love to see!
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Wednesday 15th of December 2021
Yum! PB&J is the best combo. I love it in these bars!
Friday 21st of August 2020
These peanut bar and jam bars sound so satisfying. They'd be great with a glass of milk after school!