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Healthy Peanut Butter and Jelly Shortbread Bars

Servings: 16 servings
Prep Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 45 mins

Ingredients

Shortbread Base:

Peanut Butter Filling:

  • 124g (4 scoops) Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
  • 168g (½ cup) Agave Nectar
  • 21g (1 tbs) Molasses
  • 128g (½ cup) Natural Peanut Butter (no sugar/salt/oil added)

Jelly Layer:

  • ½ cup 100% Fruit Strawberry Spread

Crumble:

  • ½ cup of Shortbread Base Mixture (depends on how much crumble you want)

Instructions

For the Shortbread Base:

  • Line an 8" brownie pan with parchment paper both ways and set aside.
  • Stir together the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, add the coconut butter and agave and microwave at 20-second intervals, stirring between each one, until smooth and runny.
  • Stir in butter extract and pour over dry ingredients. Stir until combined/moistened. Reserve 1/2 cup of this mixture by packing it into a measuring cup. Scoop the rest into the prepared pan and flatten. Refrigerate while you make the filling.

For the Peanut Butter Filling, Jelly Layer, and Crumble:

  • Add the protein powder to a medium-sized mixing bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, stir together the agave/honey/maple syrup, molasses and peanut butter. Pour over the protein powder and fold with a rubber spatula. Mixture is ready when it can form into a dough ball. Scoop this onto the crust and flatten.
  • Spread the jam over the peanut butter layer.
  • Put the reserved crust mixture in a clean bowl and crumble it with your fingers, sprinkle evenly over the jam. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours then slice and serve!

Recipe Notes

*The oats should yield 1½ cups after blending.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Peanut Butter and Jelly Shortbread Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 270 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Sodium 100mg4%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 15g30%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Bars, Blondies & Brownies