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Healthy Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

healty peanut butter and jelly bars on parchment paper

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A recipe for Healthy Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars with tart strawberry jam mingling with a crunchy honeysweet crust and crumble. A PB&J in treat form!

Ingredients

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  • 3 C oats
  • 1 C roasted, salted peanuts
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 C coconut oil, melted
  • 1/3 C honey
  • 2 T peanut butter
  • 1 C strawberry jam

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper so the bars are easy to pull out later.
  2. In a food processor, pulse together the oats, peanuts, and pinch of salt until it becomes a coarse flour. In a separate bowl, stir together the melted coconut oil, honey, and peanut butter. Add this to the food processor, on top of the peanut/oat mixture, and process until it all comes together.
  3. Transfer all but 3/4 of a cup of this mixture to the baking pan and pat it down to form a crust. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove it from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes.
  4. Spread the strawberry jam on top of the crust. Crumble the 3/4 C of crust you reserved over top of the jam. Bake for 23 minutes.
  5. When you remove the pan from the oven, chill it in the freezer for 30 minutes. Once chilled, you can slice the bars and store them in the fridge.

Notes

This recipe was inspired by these Strawberry Oat Crumble Bars on Pinch of Yum – if you want to make them allergy free and vegan, try that one out for sure. I can’t resist a peanut though.