Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins

I got this recipe from a friend of mine. These cookies are delicious! As with any bar cookie, they are easier to make than drop cookies. I love these with a glass of milk. Although any flavor jelly can be used, grape is my favorite!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, combine first 6 ingredients.
  2. Stir in flour.
  3. Spread in a greased 9x13 inch pan.
  4. Combine dry ingredients of streusel; cut in shortening.
  5. Sprinkle streusel over cookie dough.
  6. With a small spoon, make 24 depressions in the dough (6x4).
  7. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.
  8. Take out of oven; press depressions again.
  9. Bake for 10 more minutes.
  10. Take out of oven and spoon 1/2 tsp jelly into each depression.
  11. Bake for 5 more minutes.
  12. Cool in pan.
Most Helpful

Very good tasting with good texture as well! My entire family said,"This deserves a 5", with the exception of my hubby of course. He took an outside edge that was a little more crunchy, and with no teeth had a few problems! LOL

DIryshe January 25, 2004

My wife is the peanut butter lover in the family. I made these for a church fellowship and she ate almost a quarter of them. Going on her rating (I don't like peanut butter) this is a 5. Oh and they are real easy to make. Thanks for a new recipe.

Maryland Jim August 23, 2008

Easy to make, and the kids really enjoyed the peanut butter and jam flavours. Serve with cold milk or coffee for afternoon tea. Thanks Whisper.

Catherine Robson May 01, 2005