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Peanut Butter and Jelly Granola Bars (Video!)

Peanut Butter and Jelly Granola Bars

  • Author: Nicole Gaffney (ColeyCooks.com)
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 16-18 bars 1x
  • Category: snack
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: american

Description

This easy, healthy recipe for chewy peanut butter and jelly granola bars is gluten free + vegan! Great for kids, quick breakfasts, and snacking on the go!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup oat flour*
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup finely chopped roasted peanuts
  • 8 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1/3 cup honey (sub maple syrup or agave for vegan)
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped dried cranberries
  • 1 cup raspberry jam (or your favorite jam or jelly)
  • non stick cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the oats, oat flour*, sugar, salt, and peanuts.
  3. In another bowl, mix together the melted coconut oil, honey, and peanut butter until smooth. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until thoroughly combined.
  4. Mix together the dried cranberries and raspberry jam in a small bowl, then add spoonfuls to the oat mixture and gently mix until evenly distributed but not thoroughly combined. You want there to be small, but distinctive clumps remaining.
  5. Line a 9×13 inch baking dish with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Pour the mixture into the pan and use a rubber spatula to spread it out and then press down as much as possible so that it’s tightly packed in.
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown around the edges. Allow to cool completely, then place in the refrigerator to firm up and get cold – this will make the bars easier to cut.
  7. Remove the parchment paper and cut lengthwise down the center. Then cut each side into 8-9 bars. You can wrap the bars individually in plastic wrap or just put them all in a zip-top bag. Bars keep refrigerated for 2 weeks and can be frozen for longer storage. I prefer to eat them cold – they’re chewier.

Notes

  • *You can make your own oat flour by buzzing up oats in a blender or food processor until they form a fine powder.

Keywords: pbj bars, peanut butter bars, homemade granola bars