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Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars                                                             

Ingredients 

PBandJbars
  • 1 cup oats (old fashioned, not quick cooking) 
  • 1/2 cup creamy natural peanut butter 
  • 1/2 cup light pancake syrup
  • 1/4 cup reduced sugar jelly (flavor of your choice)

 

 

Directions

  1. Add the peanut butter and syrup to a small-medium pan and warm on low heat stirring frequently until blended together and softened (a very thick liquid consistency)- about 3-4 minutes.
  2. Pour in the oats and continue to stir until mixed well, about 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat. Let cool and press mixture into an 8 by 8 inch pan. (Lining the pan with parchment paper and folding it over to press down works nicely.) Chill in the fridge for 30-60 minutes to allow it to harden a bit.
  3. Take the mixture out of the fridge and use a sharp knife to make a cut down the center, dividing it into two large rectangle shaped halves. Spread the ¼ cup jelly across one of the halves and place the other halve on top , like a large sandwich. (Using a spatula is helpful to scoop it up without breaking it.).
  4. Wrap the sandwich mixture in parchment paper or foil and refrigerate another 1-2 hours . Take it out and cut it into 8 squares, then cut each smaller square in half diagonally to make a triangle ( for a total of 16) and serve. Store in the fridge.

     

Note

Use gluten free oats if following a gluten-free diet. Almond butter could also be substituted for peanut butter.

Serving Suggestions

Perfect for an afternoon snack or fun dessert with 8oz of low fat milk

Courtesy of:

Marie Feldman, RD, CDE

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 triangle

Servings Per Recipe: 16

Amount Per Serving

Calories 86

Total Fat 4 g

Saturated Fat <1g
Polyunsat Fat   0 g
Monounsat Fat  1 g
Cholesterol  0 mg
Sodium 56 mg
 

Total Carbohydrate  9 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g

Protein 3 g