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PB&J Bars Recipe
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Big and little kids alike will love these four-ingredient bars that offer a cookie crust, a layer of jam and a crunchy peanut butter and granola topping. "The delicious treats are also great for picnics or for packing into bag lunches," promises Mitzi Sentiff of Annapolis, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 9 servings


  • 1 package (18 ounces) refrigerated sugar cookie dough, divided
  • 2/3 cup strawberry jam
  • 3/4 cup granola cereal without raisins
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter chips


  1. Line a 9-in. square baking pan with foil and grease the foil. Press two-thirds of the cookie dough into prepared pan. Spread jam over dough to within 1/4 in. of edges. In a bowl, mix the granola, peanut butter chips and remaining dough until blended; crumble over jam.
  2. Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Using foil, lift out of pan. Discard foil; cut into bars. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as PB&J Bars in Quick Cooking September/October 2003, p33

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Reviewed Jul. 7, 2009

"I used crumbled peanut butter granola bars that I had on hand in place of the granola. Turned out great. I like these better than most brownies!"

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