Peanut Butter and Jelly 'PBJ' Bites

Peanut Butter and Jelly 'PBJ' Bites

Peanut Butter and Jelly in a flapjack-style bite. After many years my children have finally converted me to peanut butter and jelly, known to the cognoscenti as PBJ of course. Rustle up these sustaining, protein-rich and healthy snacks in just 10 minutes for a deliciously mouthwatering magic combo of savoury and sweet! 

The question is, do you eat them in one bite or two?

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes

Makes 12-15 bites


  • 75g crunchy peanut butter
  • 50g jumbo oats*
  • 25g unsalted butter**
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • Pinch of salt
  • A few drops vanilla essence
  • Raspberry jam
* for gluten free use gf oats
** for vegan, swap the butter for coconut oil 
    1. Preheat the oven to 180C.

    2. Lightly grease a mini jam tart tray with a pastry brush. 

    3. Gently melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in the peanut butter, then stir in the rest of the ingredients, apart from the jam.

    4. Beat with a wooden spoon until you have a dough-like consistency.

    5. Take a teaspoon of the mixture and press it down into the tart mould. Make a hole with the spoon (or your fingers). Repeat until all the mixture is used up. 

    6. Spoon the raspberry jam into each hole.

    7. Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.

    8. Leave to cool and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.  

    Photography credit to Steve Sayers (@thesecretstudio) 

    1 comment

    • HAnnah

      I made these this morning with my toddler and they are delicious! The mix doesn’t look like it will make much at all, but surprisingly it does and I got 12 mini bites. I made half with jam and half with passion fruit curd – both v yummy.

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