Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars

Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars

These peanut butter & jelly bars will thrill kids of all ages!

15 min. prep time
32 bars
757 Ratings


1 (15.25- to 16.5-ounce) package yellow cake mix
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
1 1/2 cups uncooked quick-cooking oats
1 cup strawberry or grape jam*
1/2 cup chopped peanuts


Heat oven to 350°F.

Combine cake mix, butter, peanut butter and egg in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Stir in oats. Reserve 1 1/2 cups; set aside.

Press remaining oat mixture evenly into greased 13x9-inch baking pan. Spread jam over oat mixture; crumble reserved oat mixture over jam. Top with chopped peanuts.

Bake 30-35 minutes or until top is golden brown and set. Cool completely. Cut into bars.

*Substitute 1 cup preserves.

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Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories: 170

Fat: 8g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 160mg

Carbohydrates: 23g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 3g

Recipe #13920©2010Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Love them. They They went very fast at my church's cookie walk. They went even faster at home. They are so easy to put together that even a 5 year-old can do it. So how can the directions be confusing?
I made these bars. I did a slight variation when I found out I had no eggs so instead I used some oil in place of the egg. It came out just fine. I also couldn't decide if I wanted to use grape jelly or strawberry preserve so I split it in half and did both. Kids loved it . Would make it again. I think next time I would try it with chocolate and maybe some processed banana.
I love these bars. They are easy to make. I use strawberry all fruit. Yummmmmm This is a keeper.
This recipe is so good, I have tried several several types of jam and our favorite is Concord grape preserves. SOOOO good! Had NO trouble with the instructions. SO easy!
I made this recipe, doubling it, for a "mini" school reunion I attended over the weekend. I actually used some homemade cranberry jam/honey that I had made some time ago, the tartness of the cranberries made a perfect compliment to the peanut butter. Everyone raved about it and asked for the recipe so they can try it. I intend on making this receipe again and assume, for storing it for a good length of time, I can either refrigerate or freeze it. Thank you for publishing this recipe on your website....Carol W.
Undergoing Chemo and this is a great treat for my appetite. Has fruit, protein, and starch!!! Wonderful!! My husband is enjoying them too. I mixed several types of jam/preserves and added walnuts and creamy peanut butter since I cannot eat peanuts. Thanks for a great recipe!!!!
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