PBJ Crunch Bars

If you are a fan of peanut butter and jelly, you will love these bars. I get a lot of requests for the recipe. I use smooth peanut butter, but crunchy can be substituted.

Original recipe makes 1 9×13-inch dish


2 1/4 cups oats
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 sticks cold butter, thinly sliced
1 1/2 cups warm peanut butter
1 1/2 cups grape jelly

  • PREP

    15 mins

  • COOK

    25 mins


    1 hr 25 mins


  1. Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Stir the oats, flour, white sugar, brown sugar, graham cracker crumbs, and cinnamon in the bowl of a stand mixer. Using the whisk attachment, cut the butter into the mixture until crumbly. Press about half of the mixture into the bottom of an ungreased 9×13-inch baking dish. Spread the peanut butter over the oat mixture. Stir the jelly to make it spreadable and swirl into the peanut butter. Sprinkle the remaining oat mixture over the peanut butter and jelly layer; gently pat until it sticks together.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 25 to 35 minutes. Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars.


Calories: 298 kcal
Carbohydrates: 35.1 g
Cholesterol: 24 mg
Fat: 16.3 g
Fiber: 1.7 g
Protein: 5.2 g
Sodium: 131 mg