PB&J Energy Oat Bars

Total Time
15 mins
25 mins

These oat bars make a nice after school snack or a good addition to anyone's lunchbox.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Spray a 13x9-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Place oats, flour, walnuts, cinnamon, baking powder and salt in a bowl and whisk to blend.
  4. Melt butter in a large microwave-safe bowl then whisk in peanut butter and brown sugar until well-blended.
  5. Whisk in egg and vanilla then stir in dry ingredients using a large spatula.
  6. Spread half the batter evenly over the bottom of the pan then spread the fruit spread evenly over the oat base.
  7. Top with an even layer of remaining oat batter.
  8. Bake for 25 minutes or until just beginning to turn golden.
  9. A toothpick inserted will come out with a few moist crumbs clinging, and the sides will begin to separate from the pan.
  10. Cool completely on a rack before cutting into 24 pieces.
  11. Store at room temperature for up to four days.