Awe, when I think of peanut butter and jelly, it brings me back good childhood memories. I love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches! It was one of my favorite breakfast foods growing up.
Our mornings are crazy here! I'm not a morning person, and big city traffic consumes so much of our morning time, I need a fast breakfast. My kids love granola bars. They can eat that any time of the day. So why not combine Jif Creamy Peanut Butter & Smucker's Fruit Spreads and granola? YES! My kids think I'm a genius ;) and the best cook ever. I'll take it!
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PB & J Granola bars
Prep time: 00:25 Refridgerate time: 02:30
1/3 cup Jif Peanut Butter
1/3 cup Smucker's Strawberry Preserves (or any other Smucker's flavors!)
3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup unsalted butter
2 tablespoon light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of salt
1 Preheat oven to 350F
2. Line bottom and side of an 8 inch square pan with aluminum foil. Spray with cooking oil and put oats in a even layer. Bake for 5 mins, then stir. Put back for 5 mins or until lightly toasted. Transfer to large bowl.
3 In a saucepan, combine Jif Peanut Butter, Smucker's Strawberry Preserve, honey, butter (cut into pieces), brown sugar, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. Heat over medium heat until butter is melted and consistency is smooth.
4 Pour PB & J mixture into the bowl with oats. Mix well and let cool for a few minutes.
5 Transfer to lined pan. With damp fingers, press mixture to an even layer. Press hard, so the bars will be together once cooled and cut.
6 Cover pan with aluminum foil and refrigerate for at least 2.5 hours.
7 Remove granolas from pan and remove aluminum foil. Cut into twelve bars. Enjoy!
For softer bars, store in container at room temperature. For harder bars, store in container in fridge. I put mine in the freezer for a little bit, that seemed to speed up the hardening process.
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Kristi Q Le
Hi! I'm Kristi. I'm starting a new chapter...more like book...of my life. I'm a mama of 2. Going to take adventures and try new things! YOLO, but in a Godly way!