Peanut Butter
and Strawberry Jam Bars
  • Description:

    This jam bar recipe delivers a simple (and addictive) homemade lunchbox treat, teatime delight or sneaky snack. Oats and peanut butter work wonders to deliver a little something that’s packed with texture and nutty flavour. The strawberry jam layer not only looks gorgeous, but certainly lends just the right amount of sweetness to the bars. Simply scrumptious. Makes: 15 bars

  • Ingredients:

    125 ml (½ cup) soft butter
    15 ml (1 tbsp.) white sugar
    15 ml (1 tbsp.) brown sugar
    65 ml (¼ cup) milk
    125 ml (½ cup) peanut butter
    2.5 ml (½ tsp.) vanilla essence
    1 egg

    250 ml (1 cup) cake flour
    250 ml (1 cup) quick-cooking oats
    2.5 ml (½ tsp.) baking powder
    315 ml (1¼ cups) Rhodes Strawberry Jam
    125 ml (½ cup) cake flour

    125 ml (½ cup) quick-cooking oats
    65 ml (¼ cup) brown sugar
    1 ml (¼ tsp.) baking powder
    45 ml (3 tbsp.) soft butter

  • Method:

    1. Beat the butter until smooth, add the sugars and beat well.
    2. Add the egg, milk, peanut butter and vanilla essence and beat well.
    3. Stir in the 250 ml flour, 250 ml oats and baking powder.
    4. Spoon the batter evenly into a greased 32 x 22 cm baking pan. Spread the top of the batter with Rhodes Strawberry Jam.
    5. Make the topping by mixing together the 125 ml flour, 125 ml oats, 65 ml brown sugar and 1 ml baking powder. Using your fingertips, rub the 45 ml butter into the flour mixture to form a crumble.
    6. Sprinkle the crumble over the top of the jam. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for 18 - 20 minutes or until baked through and golden.
    7. Remove from oven, cut into bars and allow to cool before removing from the pan.

      Recipe supplied by Rhodes