Easy No-Bake Honey Roasted Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars
A tasty, no-bake bar with a honey roasted peanut and oat crust and a jammy strawberry filling, this gluten-free treat is sure to please adults and kids alike!
Servings: 12 bars
For the jam:
- 1 pound strawberries, hulled and sliced
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds OR 1 teaspoon tapioca flour
For the crust:
- 1 cup honey roasted peanuts
- 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 3 dates, pitted and halved
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
Line an 8-inch square baking dish with parchment paper, leaving enough on each side to assist you in pulling the bars out. Set aside.
Combine the strawberries, maple syrup and water in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and allow to simmer until fruit is broken down and forms a jam-like consistency. Remove from heat and stir in chia seeds. Let cool slightly.
While the strawberries are simmering, make the crust. Combine all crust ingredients in a food processor and pulse until mixture resembles the texture of wet sand. Dump contents of food processor into prepared baking dish and use your fingers to press it evenly along the bottom.
Spoon cooled strawberry jam on top of the crust and spread evenly. Cover and chill for at least two hours, if not longer.
Cut into 12 bars and enjoy!