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These Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars have a layer of PB&J in the middle, surrounded by a crunchy oatmeal crust. The bars are gluten-free, vegan, and refined sugar-free.

Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars (Gluten Free + Vegan)

  • Author: Rachel Conners
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 16 squares 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1½ cups (6 oz.) almond flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup coconut oil (solid at room temperature)
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup peanuts (chopped)
  • ½ cup peanut butter (warmed slightly)
  • ⅓ cup strawberry jam (flavor of choice (I used strawberry), warmed slightly)
  • ½ cup strawberries (chopped, or the fruit of the jam flavor you used)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8×8-inch pan with parchment paper or foil and grease lightly.
  2. In large bowl, combine all of the ingredients except for the peanut butter, jelly, and chopped fruit. Stir until combined.
  3. Reserve 1 cup of crumb mixture for the topping. Press remaining crumb mixture evenly into the bottom of greased pan. Bake at 350°F for 10 minutes.
  4. Remove partially baked crust from the oven. Spread peanut butter over crust, drizzle with jelly and sprinkle with chopped fruit. Top with remaining crumb mixture.
  5. Return to oven and bake for another 30 minutes or until bubbling and lightly browned. Let cool completely before cutting into 16 squares.


  • Calories: 304
  • Sugar: 8
  • Sodium: 120
  • Fat: 24
  • Saturated Fat: 7
  • Carbohydrates: 18
  • Fiber: 3
  • Protein: 8