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Peanut Butter and Jelly Cake Mix Bars

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Today’s cake mix recipe includes a classic combination – peanut butter and jelly. This recipe is a new family favorite. These Peanut Butter and Jelly Cake Mix Bars taste and look amazing. You really would never guess they are made with a cake mix. They look and taste gourmet. The layers are what make it that way.

I used Smucker’s new natural grape spread for the jelly portion of the recipe. It is one of our new favorite jellies/jams. However, if grape isn’t your thing, strawberry or raspberry jam would also be delicious.

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Just mix a white cake mix along with some eggs, oil and crunchy peanut butter. Half of the dough is then pressed a 8 x 8 inch pan that has been sprayed with non-stick spray. Then you want to microwave the jelly for a few seconds in the microwave. This will make it much easier to spread evenly over the dough.

Once that jelly has been spread oven the dough, you crumble that that other half of the dough on top with some peanut butter chips. Then sprinkle that mixture over the jelly layer. Then just bake. I hope you love these bars as much as we do!

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Cake Mix Bars

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Cake Mix Bars

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  • 1 pkg white cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • cup canola oil
  • ½ cup crunchy peanut butter
  • ½ cup grape jelly or other favorite jam flavor
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs, oil, and peanut butter together until well combined.
  • Set aside 1/2 cup of the mixture. Press the remaining amount of dough into a sprayed 8 x 8 inch baking pan. (I like to line my pan with foil before greasing for easy removal of the bars)
  • Microwave jelly for 10-20 second until smooth and easy to spread. Spread over the dough in the pan.
  • Mix the remaining 1/2 cup dough with the 1 cup peanut butter chips until the dough has reduced to to large crumbles.
  • Sprinkle the mixture over the jelly.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until it looks golden. I also test the center with a toothpick. Makes 9 bars.
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Recipe adapted from The Gunny Sack.

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  4. I made these a couple of weeks ago for a bake sale fundraiser and they were the first item that sold out. I didn’t get to try – but heard amazing things! So easy to make!