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Peanut Butter Jelly Bars

Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

When pomegranates are in season, Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars are a delicious dessert that your family will absolutely love!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword peanut butter and jelly bars
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 bars
Calories 314kcal
Author Lauren


For the pomegranate jelly-

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 3 cups pomegranate arils


For the pomegranate jelly:

  • In a medium saucepan, stir together sugar and cornstarch. Whisk in cold water until smooth.
  • Stir in pomegranate arils and place over medium heat. Use a potato masher to break arils while heating. This should take around 5 minutes. Bring mixture to a boil to thicken.
  • Remove from heat and strain jelly to make it seedless. Set aside to cool. As the jelly cools, it should thicken more.

To make the bars:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray 8×8 glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray, set aside.
  • Whip butter and peanut butter together until smooth. Stir in sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in egg and vanilla. Slowly incorporate all dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  • Press 2/3 of the mixture into the bottom of a greased 8×8 square pan. Top with cooled pomegranate jelly. Break up the remaining 1/3 of peanut butter dough into small pieces and sprinkle evenly to top the bars.
  • Bake for 35 minutes or until the top has browned lightly. Remove and cool completely before serving.


Calories: 314kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 145mg | Potassium: 237mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 138IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg