Oatmeal Cookie Peanut Butter & Jelly Donut Bars
Recipe type: Bars
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Serves: 12
One of my FAVORITE recipes of all time--these bars taste like a heavenly combination of warm oatmeal cookies and a PB&J, filled with a soft and sweet donut surprise.
  • 2 pkg refrigerated oatmeal & brown sugar cookie dough (like the Pillsbury Simply brand kind -- just plain oatmeal with no nuts/raisins/chips), softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • 6 prepared jelly donuts, gently cut in half
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8x8" baking pan with foil, extending the sides of the foil over the edges of the pan. Mist the foil lightly with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Press ONE (1) package of the cookie dough evenly onto the bottom of the prepared pan. I like to rip off parts of the cookie dough portions, flatten them out with the heels of my hands, and then press them together like a puzzle to make sure it fits in there evenly. Sprinkle with the peanut butter chips.
  3. Arrange the jelly donut halves along the cookie dough layer, keeping them as close together as possible while trying to fill up all the space.
  4. Press the remaining cookie dough into a single plane and top the jelly donuts. You can use my "puzzle" method, or just roll out the entire cookie dough into a sheet and tuck to fit -- whichever you find easiest. Bake the bars for approx. 20-25 minutes or until the center appears set and is golden brown. Cool completely.
  5. Before cutting into bars, dust lightly with powdered sugar, if you'd like. Serve with a big glass of milk!
Recipe by The Domestic Rebel at https://thedomesticrebel.com/2013/11/14/oatmeal-cookie-peanut-butter-jelly-donut-bars/