Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars


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Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe

This easy peanut butter and jelly bars recipe combines our favorite desserts. You’ll love the buttery crust and creamy peanut butter and raspberry cheesecake!

Why You'll Love This Recipe

√ Made From Nilla Wafer Crumbs √ Delicious Pb and J Cheesecake √ Versatile Make-Ahead Dessert

Prep Time: 35 Min

Cook Time: 50 Min

GATHER YOUR Ingredients

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STEP 1: Preheat the oven to 350°F and crush the Nilla wafers with a food processor. STEP 2: Mix the melted butter and Nilla wafer crumbs and pour them into a lined baking dish. STEP 3: Spread and press the wafer crumb crust evenly on the bottom of the pan and bake for 8 minutes. STEP 4: Allow the crust to cool but leave the oven at 350°F. STEP 5: For the cheesecake filling, beat cream cheese and sugar with a stand mixer until creamy.

STEP 6: Add the eggs and vanilla extract and combine thoroughly. STEP 7: Stir in the marshmallow fluff and mix, then add ¼ cup of peanut butter. STEP 8: Continue mixing until everything is incorporated and you do not see streaks. STEP 9: Pour the filling over the wafer crumb crust and spread evenly. STEP 10: Microwave ¼ cup of raspberry jam for 30 seconds and spoon it over the pb cheesecake. Swirl the jam into the cheesecake with a toothpick.

STEP 11: Bake the peanut butter and jelly cheesecake for 20 minutes, then reduce the heat to 200°F. Bake for another 30 minutes. STEP 12: Turn off the oven but let the pb and j bar sit inside for 10 minutes before cooling completely outside. STEP 13: Once the peanut butter and jelly bar is at room temperature, microwave the remaining raspberry jam for 30 seconds and pour it over the dessert. Spread the jam evenly.