Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 35 min
Cooling Time: 20 min
Yields: 48 bars (4 dozen)


Treat the peanut butter and jelly fan in your home with these bar cookies. Your favorite jam is sandwiched between 2 layers of peanut butter and chocolate chip dough. Wash them down with a tall glass of milk.


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups (11.5-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Milk Chocolate Morsels
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped peanuts
  • 1/2 cup jelly or jam


PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

COMBINE flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking soda and salt in small bowl.

BEAT butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and peanut butter in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla extract. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Press 3/4 dough into ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

BAKE for 15 minutes; remove from oven. Dollop jelly by heaping teaspoon over partially baked dough. Let stand for 1 minute; spread to cover. Dollop remaining dough by heaping teaspoon over jelly.

BAKE for an additional 20 to 25 minutes or until edges are set. Cool in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.

Yummy p&B and Jelly Bar

by p. patricia , LUFKIN, TX on Jun. 2008

This was very easy to make and very good taste.I make these for my grandkids went they came over. One bit and they was in heaven.They want me to make these everytime they come over and that going to be every day.I definatey will be making this again and again.

PB&J Bars

by E. Esther , HOUSTON, TX on Mar. 2008

These were a hit, and not hard to put together except that the batter is very, very stiff. I would have liked a little more "jelly" seemed mostly chocolate and peanut butter - but everyone loved them ! I probably would use more jelly next time.

Oh so good

by E. Evonne , FRASER, MI on Oct. 2007

My granddaughters and I made these pb&j bars. We had fun making them and tasting them after. We are going to add them to our christmas must make list (for gifts).

peanut butter & jelly bars

by r. ramya , SHAKER HEIGHTS, OH on Sep. 2007

a recipe with very good combination of peanut butter & jelly. it is simply husband, my son & myself feasted on them until we cleared the platter

its a keeper!!

by d. deborah , COCOA, FL on Aug. 2007

great recipe!my family & co workers loved them...however the next time i bake these i will use peanut butter chips to make them even more peanutty.just another note...i used the chopped canned peanuts that you can get from the ice cream topping aisle for the recipe & for the jelly i used the entire small jar of seedless strawberry jam.

Awesome dessert

by F. Fonotaga , Paramount, CA on Aug. 2007

I can't believe how good this really is, but before I cooked all the way, I stirred the middle of the pan and made it look like a swirl and it came out perfect.. After I baked it, I let it rest for half and hour and then refrigerate overnight.. By the next day, I couldn't wait to taste the results, and was the best pbjelly bar I have ever baked..Thanks for the recipes, everyone is requesting for more..

Two of my favorite things!

by C. Carmela , WEST HAVEN, CT on Jul. 2007

Since I love peanut butter and jelly in combination, I thought this recipe had it all.....add chocolate chips and it's heaven! The first time I made these, I accidentally left them in a bit too long so that they were crispy. I served them anyway, called them crunchy peanut butter bars....and they were gone in a very short time. The next time, I didn't overbake them. They tasted different, of course, and really tasty. I've had requests for them several times!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

by S. Sharon , TAMPA, FL on Jul. 2007

Everyone loved these, a big hit. My youngest son, now 21 really liked them.

Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars

by M. M. , CHAMBERSBURG, PA on Jun. 2007

What a fantastic recipe!! My husband loves PB and jelly and these were a great hit!!! Guess I'll be making these more often. They didn't last long!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

by L. Linda , GLENS FALLS, NY on Jun. 2007

I took these in to work for a treat for management. They ate them and sent me a note asking for refills, along with the recipe. It was a big hit.