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stack of three peanut butter and jelly granola bars

Peanut Butter and Jelly Granola Bars

RecipeBoy.com (shared from The Yummy Mummy Cookbook)
Perfect after-school snack!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 9 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseeds or ground flaxseed (see Notes below for subs)
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup raspberry or strawberry jam

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Place a 12-inch square of parchment paper over an 8-inch square baking dish and press it down onto the bottom and up the sides of the dish.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the oats, flour, flaxseeds, brown sugar and salt. Stir in the peanut butte and melted butter. Press the oat mixture into the prepared baking dish, reserving 1/2 cup for topping. Spoon 4 lines of jam across the top of the oat mixture. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of oat mixture over the jam.
  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until slightly browned and firm.
  • Cool completely, at least 1 hour. Cut into squares.

Notes

  • Suggested substitutes for flaxseed: chia seeds or wheat germ.
  • To make these gluten-free: Use gluten-free oats. Use an all-purpose gluten free flour (I like to use the Cup4Cup brand for baking). Flaxseed is naturally gluten free. And just be sure to use brands of peanut butter and jam that are known to be gluten-free.
Keyword granola bars, jelly, peanut butter