Healthy and gluten free peanut butter and jelly energy bars! The best simple snack, pre-workout bite, or healthy dessert to have prepped for the week!

These pb+j energy bars are made with wholesome, simple, and nourishing ingredients. They are packed with healthy fats, plant protein, and fiber to help keep blood sugar stable and work as a filling and satisfying snack! 🙂

If you’re like me and love anything peanut butter or pb+j, then you will absolutely LOVE these! I have been obsessing over these since making my first batch- I love having one with my coffee before a workout! They are so satisfying and delish, and are the perfect healthier bite for my sweet tooth.

These energy bars are:

  • Gluten free
  • Dairy free
  • Vegan
  • Soy free
  • Easy
  • Healthy

They are made with healthy ingredients like nuts, oats, seeds, and peanut butter. I love having a homemade snack like these on hand! These are so easy and just so good!

I can’t wait for you to try these peanut butter and jelly energy bars!! I know you guys are going to love these! Be sure to let me know if you give these a try with a rating and comment below- it is always SO helpful to hear from you all! Enjoy!! xo

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Peanut Butter + Jelly Energy Bars

  • Author: Mia Swinehart
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Chill Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 16 bars 1x
  • Category: Snacks


Gluten free and vegan peanut butter and jelly energy bars made with simple, healthy ingredients!


  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup almonds, walnuts, or cashews
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats (gluten free, if needed)
  • 1/2 peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed (or sub with more chia seeds)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Jam of your choice, for topping


  1. Add the cashews and almonds (or whichever nuts you are using) to your food processor. Pulse into a fine crumb.
  2. Add remaining ingredients (besides jam) and blend until everything is well-combined into a “dough”.
  3. Press dough into a lightly greased or parchment-lined 8×8″ baking dish with your hands.
  4. Spread jam across the top, then set into the refrigerator to chill for 2-3 hours. Slice into 16 squares; store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Recipes, Snacks, Vegan, Vegetarian


Jun 2, 2022

Peanut Butter + Jelly Energy Bars

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  1. Noelle says:

    So simple and tasty! Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Haley says:

    I love these for breakfast and snacks!

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