Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars

For the many kiddos heading back to school, it can be fun. You’re reunited once again with your pals, you have a fresh start to a new year, and the first week there’s hardly any homework, so that’s a bonus. And with back to school comes school lunches and treats…and that’s precisely where these Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars come into play!

These bars are perfect for back to school season since PBJs are synonymous with school…at least in my mind. They consist of a buttery peanut butter cookie bar filled with sweet strawberry jam…and I know you’ll love them!

Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars


Ingredients

  • 1 package Krusteaz Double Peanut Butter Cookie Mix
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened at room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup strawberry jam (or any flavor you prefer)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8x8-inch or 9x9-inch baking pan with foil, extending the sides of the foil over the edges of the pan. Spray the foil lightly with cooking spray and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the peanut butter cookie mix, softened butter and egg with a spoon until a soft dough forms. Spread 3/4 of the dough into the bottom of the baking dish in an even layer.

Top the peanut butter cookie dough with the strawberry jam, spreading evenly. Crumble the remaining cookie dough over the top of the strawberry jam.

Bake for approx. 25-30 minutes until center appears set and not jiggly. Cool completely before cutting into bars.