Gluten-Free Peanut Butter and Jam Cookie Bars

Grape jam sandwiched between peanut butter dough for delightful cookie bars – perfect for dessert.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 25 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

1 1/4
cups gluten-free old-fashioned oats
1/2
cup white rice flour
1/2
cup almond flour
1/4
cup gluten-free oat flour
1/4
cup tapioca flour
1
teaspoon gluten-free baking powder
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1
cup coarsely chopped salted peanuts
1/2
cup butter, softened
1/2
cup sugar
1/2
cup creamy peanut butter
2
eggs
1
jar (12 oz) gluten-free grape jam
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray (without flour).
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix oats, flours, baking powder, baking soda and 3/4 cup of the peanuts with whisk; set aside. In large bowl, beat butter, sugar and peanut butter with electric mixer on medium speed until blended. Beat in eggs. Gradually add oat mixture, beating on low just until combined.
  • 3 Press two-thirds (about 3 1/2 cups) of the dough in pan. Spread jam over crust. Drop heaping spoonfuls of remaining dough over jam. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup peanuts.
  • 4 Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until set and golden brown. Cool in pan on cooling rack 1 hour. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

Substitute almond butter for the peanut butter and salted almonds for the peanuts, if you like, and use your family’s favorite jam in place of the grape jam.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
220
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
130mg
130%;
Total Carbohydrate
24g
24%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
12g
12%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.