A twist on a childhood classic. Oat bars made with creamy peanut butter, raspberry jam, and old-fashioned oat. So good you won't miss the bread.
It’s National Peanut Butter and Jelly day and the peanut butter lovers in us have to celebrate. Peanut butter is a staple in our house, unfortunately, my kids do not eat sandwiches. As a bread maker this makes me so sad, oh well more for the adults! So instead of the classic sandwich, we whipped up these PB&J bars for a snack.
These bars are super simple, do not require a lot of ingredients, and zero baking.
How to Make
Take an 8x8 baking dish and line with parchment paper. Set aside.
First in a large bowl add in the oats and Rice Krispie cereal.
In a small saucepan add the butter, honey, peanut butter, salt, and vanilla extract.
Over medium heat cook until the butter is melted, it’s creamy and starts to bubble.
Add the melted mixture and jam in with the oats and fold to combine.
Add the oat mixture into the pan and press to compact.
Tip: I like to cut a small piece of parchment paper to help press the bars. Using just your hand or the back of a spatula works as well.
Chill for 2 hours in the refrigerator.
Remove from pan and cut into bar sizes. Store in an air tight container in the fridge up to a week.
My daughter approves of the recipe and says she prefers them over the sandwiches. If you make these I would love to hear what your kids think. Leave a comment below or include me on social media @dirt.dough.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Oat Bars
- 2.5 Cups Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
- 1 Cup Rice Krispie Cereal
- ¼ Cup Butter
- ¼ Cup Honey
- ¾ Cup Peanut Butter
- ¾ teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 3 tablespoon Jam (Raspberry was our choice)
- Take a 8x8 baking dish and line with parchment paper. Set aside.
- First in a large bowl add in the oats and Rice Krispie cereal.
- In a small saucepan add the butter, honey, peanut butter, salt and vanilla extract.
- Melt over medium heat until the butter has melted and is creamy.
- Add the melted mixture and jam in with the oats and fold to combine.
- Add the oat mixture into the pan and press to compact.
- I like to cut a small piece of parchment paper to help press the bars.
- Chill for 2 hours in the refrigerator.
- Remove and cut into bar sizes
- Store in a air tight container in the refrigerator up to a week.