Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

Breakfast, Desserts, Recipes, snacks

If you love pb&j’s you’ll love these bars! They are so yummy as a snack, for breakfast, or even dessert. They take minutes to assemble making this recipe one of the easiest. You simply make the dough, press half of it on a loaf pan, top it with your favorite jam, then top it off with peanuts/ desired toppings, and then more of the dough on top. It is unreal as to how addicting and delicious these are! Double the recipe if you’re planning on feeding a crowd. You can also freeze these in an airtight container and have them for weeks.

I hope you love this recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars

  • Servings: 5-10
  • Difficulty: easy
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Yields 5 bars or 10 squares

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 stick unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup strawberry jam (or any kind of jam)
  • 1/3 cup salted peanuts coarsely chopped *optional

DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray and line with parchment paper.
  • Start by creaming the butter and sugar until smooth and creamy then adding the honey. Add the vanilla and egg until well combined.
  • Add the dry ingredients slowly- the flour, baking powder, and salt until you form your dough.
  • Press about half of the dough to the bottom of the loaf pan. Pour the jam on top and spread around the entire pan then too with the coarsely chopped peanuts.
  • Layer the remaining dough on top of the jam. Itโ€™s okay if it doesnโ€™t cover the entire jam! The jam is meant to peak through a little bit.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, let it cool completely before taking it out of the loaf pan and cutting it into bars or squares.

Enjoy!

Hilda โค

-Hilda ๏ฟผ

No-bake Chocolate PB Treats

Breakfast, Desserts, Recipes, snacks
So delicious!!

Today I’m sharing my no bake treats! Delicious chocolate chewy bars are topped with a peanut butter drizzle and sprinkled with chocolate chips. So much goodness is filled in one bite..and it’s hard not to eat them all at once!

It’s beginning to warm up quite a bit, and I don’t know about you but I LOVE no bake desserts when it’s hot outside. These tasty treats are perfect when they’re served cold.

No-bake Chocolate PB Treats

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Yields 4 bars

INGREDIENTS

Bars:

  • 2 1/4 Cups Marshmallows 
  • 4 Tablespoons ( half a stick) Melted Butter
  • 2 Cups Cheerios
  • 2 Tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup

Peanut Butter Topping:

  • 2 Tablespoons Peanut Butter Melted
  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil Melted
  • 1 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
  • Chocolate Chips for Topping ๐Ÿ™‚

DIRECTIONS

  • Grease a 3×5 loaf pan with cooking spray or butter
  • Melt the butter in a medium pan and add 2 cups of the marshmallows (save 1/4 cup). Once both are melted and smooth add the cocoa powder, maple syrup and mix well, then add the cereal and remaining 1/4 cup of marshmallows.
  • Press the mixture into the loaf pan with a spatula and put the pan in the freezer for 10 minutes to allow it to harden or in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile make the peanut topping. In a small pan -melt the coconut oil and peanut butter until smooth (this happens very quickly so keep an eye). Transfer it to a small bowl and add in the maple syrup.
  • Once the bars harden run a knife around the edges so it comes out easily and transfer it to a cutting board.
  • Drizzle the peanut topping with a spoon (it should be runny) and then top it off with chocolate chips. 
  • Put it back in the freezer to harden for another 10 minutes or in the fridge for 20.
  • Cut into 4 slices and ta da! 

*You can absolutely double the recipe and prepare it in a brownie pan and store them in an air tight container in the fridge for up to a week!

*You can substitute any kind of cereal here…i had Cheerios ๐Ÿ˜‰ You can also substitute coconut oil or any kind of butter instead!

Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

-Hilda