Peanut Butter Jelly Bars are a delicious treat made with L’Epicurien Wild Blackberry Preserve, and of course, peanut butter.
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Hello my friends. Imagine a fudgy peanut butter bar layered with your favorite blackberry jam being served to you right out of the oven? There's no way you can say NO to Peanut Butter Jelly Bars. Kids and adults alike love these. When you combine the peanut butter together with a delicious spoon of L’Epicurien Wild Blackberry Preserve, deliciously-divine is the word you are searching for. It is one of our favorite lunch box discoveries, and for the little ones too. It's going to be challenging to keep your hands away from consuming the mixture while in preparation, but the final outcome of these snack bars is well worth it. Besides being a raging success at home, and may even bring back some nostalgic memories of your mom's cooking.
Peanut Butter Jelly Bars with Blackberry Jam are rich in taste and flavor; crunchy and juicy at the same time. This incredibly easy snack recipe is a great source of energy and can be served as a snack, part of your breakfast or even as a scrumptious dessert after your main meals. Scoop up all the ingredients in a bowl and create a delightful mix before you lay it down to bake. It's as simple as it sounds.
Two Important Ingredients in Peanut Butter Jelly Bars
The two key ingredients for this amazing snack are peanut butter and the blackberry jam. L’Epicurien Wild Blackberry Preserve consists of the finest ingredients and blackberries that are harvested at the perfect time. This easy snack recipe is packed with carbs, protein, and healthy fat, more like a protein bar but a more deliciously rich version of it. This 10-ingredient recipe that has a nutty top with the jam peeking through is insanely delicious. With an irresistibly sweet and salty flavor, these perfect snacks with a fun twist of flavors are great to satisfy your mid-day cravings. Most of the ingredients you'll find already in your home.
Interested to know how peanut butter is made? Check out this video:
Some house rules when baking Peanut Butter Jelly Bars
Let's set some house rules for this snack!
- First, however incredible the aroma might be, wait for the peanut butter jelly bars to cool down. Hot jelly is not always a pleasant experience, until its cooled.
- Second, always make it with your favorite jam. Ours is wild blackberry preserve, but there are many other jams, preserves, and fruit spreads you can get in our online pantry.
- Third, peanut butter tends to stick in your mouth, but the jam is something that can stand up to it. If you have a nut allergy or want to experiment with something other than peanut butter, we suggest 5 Seed Butter which is very good, and available on Amazon.
- Last but not least, this snack is a delicious combination with a glass of milk. They are conveniently delicious nourishment for people of all ages that are simple to bake.
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First time Baker? Peanut Butter Jelly Bars are for you
Peanut Butter Jelly Bars with Blackberry Jam is a quick way to get your cookie fix using a healthy combination of ingredients. If you are new to baking, this recipe is a great place to start. The oozing flavor of blackberry jam gives a much desirable twist to the classic recipe. There's no way you can fail at baking with this simple recipe.
A quick baking tip is to ensure all these ingredients are at room temperature before you start. Once the bars are baked, you can store them in airtight containers to keep them crunchy and munchy, as you like it. Peanut Butter Jelly Bars with Blackberry Jam are worth every last crumb and makes the best snack. We hope you enjoy baking this incredible recipe and you can thank us later! Get your cookie fix on!
If you are interested in more recipes using peanut butter, why not check out:
...and of course we have plenty of recipes that include jam or preserves in them. Give them a try.
Wishing you tasty happenings,
Your Recipe Concierge
Update: This recipe is part of our Homemade Healthy Snacks for Virtual School Breaks collection that are also great for work-at-home virtual office breaks too!Print
Peanut Butter Jelly Bars with Wild Blackberry Jam
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 18 1x
- Diet: Vegetarian
Peanut Butter Jelly Bars are sweet and delicious. Good source of energy for breakfast or a snack. We use L’Epicurien Wild Blackberry Preserve. Think PB&J sandwich + Energy Bar
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 6 Tablespoons softened unsalted butter
- ½ cup of sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup L’Epicurien Wild Blackberry Preserve or your favorite gourmet jam
- ⅔ cup salted peanuts, chopped (or walnuts or other nuts)
- Heat oven to 350F. Place nonstick aluminum foil in the bottom and overhanging sides of a 9X13X2 inch baking dish: set aside.
- In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt until well blended.
- Beat butter and sugar on medium high speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes.
- Add egg and beat until incorporated
- Add peanut butter and beat well until blended, about 2 minutes.
- On low speed, add in flour and mix until just blended. Stir in vanilla extract.
- Spread into prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes.
- Remove from oven and spread with Wild Blackberry Preserve and sprinkle with peanuts
- Bake and additional 5 minutes.
- Cool completely on wire rack, then lift from pan using aluminum foil, cut into 18 bars.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Category: Snacks
- Method: baking
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: school lunch ideas, spice up bag lunches, tastes like homemade jam, peanut butter recipes
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These are looking pretty tempting! I've been on a huge peanut butter kick lately so these are right up my alley. I would love for you to share your recipe at my weekly Creative Muster Link Up! Hope to see you there!
Geoffrey @ Spoonabilities
Thanks Robin. We'll check it out and see you there.
Jenaleigh | Naughty Kitchen
OH MAN!! These will enhance my sugar addiction just looking at these! I suck at baking but definitely want to make these soon.
Geoffrey @ Spoonabilities
Well Jenaleigh, if you suck at baking then these are the easiest things for you to try. Go for it!
Christina | Christina's Cucina
Oooh yum, I'd like 2 or 3 of these! Love the addition of the peanut butter! :)
Hi Christina. I really don't think 2 or 3 will be enough. take more! Once you taste them, you'll agree.
I love PB&J sandwiches and these bars really take it up a notch! Can't wait to make these bars for my kids!
Good to hear Emily. Let us know how your kids like them - send pics!
Britt | Sweet Tea & Thyme
This looks great for my boy's lunchbox when he goes to his classes. Such a cute spin on PB+J
Hi Britt. yes he'll love it. he can say "my mom made me pb&j" and when his friends dont care, he can pull these out. better make extra!
Gorgeous photo of one of my favorite combos. This dessert bar recipe is timeless!
Thank you so much!... for ALL your comments
Julie C Christopher
How do you think these would be with gluten free flour? Want to make something my sister can eat. Thank you!
Hi Julie. Yes, I think using gluten free flour would be a great idea for your sister. Do let us know how it goes. Send pictures! :)
My kids love P&J sandwhich! The wild blackberry preserve looks so delish! Great recipe!
Thank you Rika! Yes, that jam is delicious. You will LOVE this recipe and your kids will be pestering you for more... okay, maybe that's not the best thing so say to get you to try the recipe;)
These are such a great treat. PB & J is right up my alley.
Hi Ginny. Thanks for coming by and letting us know. We're glad we are on the same street.