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PB&J Bars

Rebecca Coleman
(recipe courtesy of Leann Brown's Good and Cheap)
Prep Time 15 mins
Setting time 1 hr
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup crispy rice cereal
  • 1/2 cup peanut or nut butter
  • 1/2 cup jam divided
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • pinch of salt


  • Line an 8" square pan with parchment. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, place the oats and the crispy rice cereal, and any other additions you desire; dried fruit, coconut, mini chocolate chips?
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, place the peanut butter, half of the jam, the water and the salt. Stir and let heat until everything is melted all together.
  • Remove from the heat and pour over the oat/crispy rice mixture in the bowl and mix well together.
  • Press the mixture into the prepared pan. Now dollop additional blobs of peanut butter and the reserved jam over the top of the bars, and use a knife to swirl it.
  • Bake in preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes. Remove and allow to cool before cutting into bars. Store in an airtight container on the countertop or freeze them if you are making a bigger batch.
Keyword gluten free, No-bake, vegan