Peanut Butter and Jam Squares

    • Prep Time24 mins
    • Total Time1 hr
    • Makes24 Squares
Peanut Butter and Jam Squares

Your favourite sandwich goes from squishy white bread to treat form in this tasty peanut butter and jam square.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking rolled oats

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

  • 1 cup natural smooth peanut butter

  • 1 cup good quality strawberry jam, or raspberry jam


  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 9 x 13 in. baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.

  • Combine flour, oats, baking powder and salt in a bowl, and stir with a fork until uniform. Reserve.

  • In a large bowl, combine butter and sugars. With an electric mixer, beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well between additions. Add vanilla and peanut butter and beat until just combined.

  • Add flour mixture and beat until combined. Spread about two-thirds of dough onto prepared pan as evenly as possible. Spread jam on top of dough. Use a teaspoon to dollop remaining dough all over batter, then spread it a little so that it covers part of the jam. Don’t worry if it looks a bit messy.

  • Bake for 40 min or until jam is bubbling all over, bars are golden and cooked through. Cool completely, then pull on parchment paper to remove bars from pan. Cut into 24 squares.

Nutrition (per serving)

Protein 5g, Carbohydrates 32g, Fat 14g, Sodium 170mg.

This article was originally published on May 10, 2012