stack of peanut butter and jelly bars

Healthy Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

  • Author: Erin Morrissey
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 12 bars 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Healthy Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars work as a wonderful grab-and-go bite for desserts, snacks, or even breakfasts! They’re kid-approved and are made with healthy ingredients, making them the perfect option.



Base + crumble topping:

Top layers:

  • 3/4 cup jelly (I used natural strawberry)
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts *


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line 8×8 pan with non stick spray or parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, mix peanut butter, coconut oilmaple syrup, and vanilla until well combined.
  3. In a large bowl, mix almond flour, baking soda and salt.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry and stir until fully mixed.
  5. Press 2/3 of peanut butter dough into bottom of pan until evenly spread.
  6. Add layer of jelly, then crumble the remaining dough on top, along with crushed peanuts.
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden on top.
  8. Let cool for 30 minutes before placing in the fridge to cool for another hour. I recommend letting them sit in the fridge for 3-4 hours before cutting!
  9. Store in fridge. Enjoy!


*photos omit peanuts in crumble topping but highly suggest adding them in!

  • Category: dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: peanut butter and jelly bars, gluten-free dessert, healthy dessert, healthy snacks, pb&j