Peanut Butter Jelly Bars (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Peanut Butter Jelly Bars are where it’s at.  Your favorite childhood snack made into one tasty dessert bar.

This recipe came about because I accidentally contaminated a jar of jelly.  My youngest daughter is allergic to tree nuts and I used a spoon that had touched cashew butter in the jam. So I needed to use it up in a recipe.

I made these bars for my husband to take to work for snacks.


Peanut Butter Jelly Bars


These delicious bars are packed with peanut butter flavor.  They also happen to be vegan, gluten free and oil free!  I used raspberry jam, but you can use any jam flavor you like.  You can also use sunflower butter if you need a nut free option.



Peanut Butter Jelly Bars


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Vegan Peanut Butter Jelly Bars

Peanut Butter Jelly Bars

Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 25 min Yields 18 small squares     adjust servings


  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free oat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 flax eggs
  • 1 cup peanut butter (or nut butter of choice)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 T almond milk
  • 1/2 cup jam of choice (I used raspberry)


Preheat oven to 350.

In a large bowl, mix all the wet ingredients, except the jam.

In a medium bowl, mix all the dry.

Add dry to wet and mix until well combined.

Line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper.

Press half the mixture into the pan.

Spread the jam on top of that.

Lastly, drop the last 1/2 of the batter on top of the jam.

Bake in the oven for 23-25 minutes.

Let cool completely before cutting into squares.


Recipe Notes

Keep these bars stored in the fridge.  They should last a couple weeks that way.  You can also freeze them for up to 6 months. Enjoy!


Peanut Butter Jelly Bars


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11 thoughts to “Peanut Butter Jelly Bars (Vegan, Gluten Free)”

  1. Did you make the jam? If not what jam did you use? I always thought store bought jams have “stuff” in unclean, stuff clean eaters don’t want?
    1. I used a jam I got at Sprouts. The ingredients were pretty clean. I've also used homemade chia jam in similar bars. Like this recipe
      1. Thank you so much! You’re sharing of your knowledge and experience is SO helpful to me on my looooong sloooow journey of cleaning up mind body and spirit, traveling the places of feeling better and better and better. So thankful for you and your family
  2. Love Love Love ALL of your recipes Melissa!! I’ve been wanting to make these for a while now soooo......they’re in the oven as we speak! Can’t wait to try them (: Not to be “that person” lol but I did just want to point out (Incase anyone else wondered the same) that in your YouTube recipe you add Vanilla extract but it’s not listed in the ingredients. I ended up adding it at the end (: Thank you for sharing all of your delicious recipes with us all and for truly being an inspiration!

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