It’s officially back to school season.
And I am counting my lucky stars that I’m no longer in school. Phew! I do not miss the nervous energy surrounding the first day of school, the hours planning the perfect outfit, and the awkwardness of seeing everyone again after a long summer apart.
I do, however, enjoy shopping for school supplies, mainly because it’s another way to spend money I don’t have. There’s nothing like the smell and potential of fresh composition books, cracking open a new day planner, or scribbling out the first couple words with your new mechanical pencils and pens. I buy allthecolors of highlighters because highlighting is just one of the ways my OCD manifests itself. And snapping open a new binder sends happy chills down my spine.
Except, of course, for the going to school part. Again: I’m so thankful I’m done with those days!
But for the many kiddos heading back to school, it can be fun. You’re reunited once again with your pals, you have a fresh start to a new year, and the first week there’s hardly any homework, so that’s a bonus. And with back to school comes school lunches and treats… and that’s precisely where these Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars come into play!
These bars are perfect for back to school season since PBJs are synonymous with school… at least in my mind 🙂 They consist of a buttery peanut butter cookie bar filled with sweet strawberry jam… and I know you’ll love them!
This recipe is in partner with Krusteaz, where I’m a part of their Bakers Dozen program. This is a yearlong program in which I’ll be bringing you delicious recipes, tips and tricks on behalf of Krusteaz, featuring their line-up of amazing products. This recipe uses their Double Peanut Butter Cookie Mix which is absolutely delicious! Buttery, peanut buttery and rich, it’s the perfect base for these bars! This is the first of many treats, so I hope you enjoy!
Now, ready for the recipe?! Click HERE to get the recipe!
June @ How to Philosophize with Cake says
These do look like a perfect after-school snack! Cookie bars are always good, so perfectly chewy and thick 🙂
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
These look fabulous Hayley!
Shawn @ I Wash You Dry says
Super cute bars for school lunches! I have to admit, I like to get new pens and a new notebook every year. It’s nostalgic.
Thanks Shawn! And I love new pens too!
Jennie @onesweetmess says
This recipe has me singing “Peanut Butter Jelly Time” from Family Guy. I’m no kid, but I want these…like, bad. Pinned.
I think the love for PBJ transfers to adult life, too 🙂 thanks Jennie!
is there anything better than peanut butter and jelly? Oh man. I want a PB&J now…THANKS, HAYLEY! These look so good! I almost wish I were going back to school to really enjoy them – but no, I said ALMOST. I do not want to be back in school… 😉