Peanut butter and Jelly Bars - GF

Sometimes recipes sound amazing... but they don't end up looking like what you thought you were making. These are gluten free and vegan (if you use vegan preserves-not all are), and VERY delicious. However mine didn't want to come out of the pan in one piece... coming out in many gooey chunks, check.

Truthfully I think it's because I used cashew butter, maybe it was too soft/liquid compared to PB? Not sure.. But definitely head over to Sweet Roads to see her pictures, they are beautiful! Unlike my sad torn apart hunks of deliciousness :)

Peanut Butter Bars
Recipe by Sweet Road
3/4 c peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
3/4 c sugar
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1tsp water
4 tbsp preserves
1/4 c chopped walnuts
1/4 c rolled oats

Preheat the oven to 350ยบ F

-In a bowl, combine 1/2 c sugar, 1/2 c peanut butter, vinegar, and water
-Spread the mixture evenly into an 8x8 baking sheet (grease it first or line with parchment paper)
-Spread the preserves evenly over the peanut butter mixture
-In a bowl, combine the remaining 1/4 c sugar and peanut butter with the walnuts and rolled oats to form a crumbly mixture
-Sprinkle the crumble evenly over the two layers in the pan and bake for 15 - 20 minutes
-Allow to cool, cut, and enjoy!

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10 chews:

Kind of like PB and Jelly granola.  I think it sounds delicious!

RunningRicig said...

holy moses, that looks good. Mike loves his pb&j, I should totally try this.

Jeanne said...

Looks have nothing to do with taste. i bet these taste awesome. 

That they do! YUM!

He would LOVE these then! Totally make them up!!

Julia Mestas said...

Healthy and delish!  I've made some with almond butter, instead of peanut butter.  Ya, looked a little different too.  At the end of the day, it all tastes excellent!

And the taste is the most important part if you ask me!! YUM!!!

sometimes the best bars are the ones that can't stay together! yum!!

Mario said...

Well, it all gets mixed up while eating it! And as another commenter noted, I would imagine other kinds of nut butter would be good alternatives. 

Tracy said...

I must try these with SunButter! I don't care if they look good as long as they end up in my tummy. :-)

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