Peanut Butter and Jelly Oat Bars

Peanut Butter and Jelly Oat Bars


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


servings 429 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 429 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 18.2 g
  • 28%
  • Carbs:
  • 61.4g
  • 20%
  • Protein:
  • 6.3 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 302 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan with CRISCO(R) shortening.
  2. Combine brown sugar, CRISCO(R) shortening and JIF(R) 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(R) 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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  1. 10 Ratings


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 shor...

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 l...

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.

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...

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!

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 th...

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 m...

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

This is so easy & wonderful, my very picky 2 1/2 year old and 4 year old both loved them when I made for my 2 1/2 year olds preschool. The teacher requested the recipe immediately. Thank you v...