These peanut butter and jelly bars are a fun spin on a classic. Super chewy peanut butter cookie dough with a layer of strawberry jam in the middle, and even more peanut butter cookie dough on top. Not too sweet and totally addictive.
I’ve wanted to make a peanut butter and jelly themed dessert for a long time. I knew it had to have a lot of peanut butter flavor, couldn’t be too sweet, and had to remind me of my favorite sandwich. So after some rigorous recipe testing (and taste testing), these peanut butter and jelly bars meet all the requirements. They’re ridiculously soft and chewy with a delicious peanut butter flavor and a layer of jelly/jam in the middle. You can use your favorite flavor of jelly, but strawberry is my preference.
The idea for these bars is actually very similar to a fruit crumble/crisp bar. The base doubles as a crumble topping, and the middle is a juicy fruit filling. Only instead of an oatmeal crumble base and topping, it’s chewy peanut butter cookie dough. Then instead of making the fruit filling with fresh berries, we’re spreading on a layer of jam. The bars are soft, tender, and not too sweet with a delicious peanut butter jelly flavor. read more