Peanut Butter Red Currant Bars | © 2018 | | © 2018 |

An easy peanut butter jam bar recipe with almond oat base sweetened with dates and spread with a layer of red currant jam, then swirled with peanut butter. A simple and delicious dessert that's sure to satisfy both kids and adults.

  • 150 g Rolled oats
  • 70 g Almond paste, cubed
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 120 g Dried dates, pitted and chopped
  • 5 tbsp Coconut oil, melted
  • 2-3 tbsp Water
  • 400 g Red currant jam
  • 4-5 tbsp Smooth peanut butter, slightly melted
  1. Line a 24x28 rectangular pan with baking paper. Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Place oats, cubed almond paste, pinch of salt, chopped dates, melted coconut oil and water in a food processor. Pulse a few times until the mixture comes together.
  2. Spread the mixture firmly into the prepared pan and press firmly. Bake the base until lightly golden, about 15 minutes.
  3. Spread the red currant jam over and drop the slightly melted peanut butter over the jam, and then use a butter knife to swirl the two together.
  4. Return the pan to the oven and bake for another 20 minutes until the filling is almost set. Cool completely on a wire rack before slicing. | © 2018 | | © 2018 | | © 2018 |


Pam 15/9/18 22:21

The bars sound great, Angie! Love bars with peanut butter, and dates makes it even better. How much melted PB? Delicious, for sure and unique!

Motions and Emotions 16/9/18 12:44

These bars are so attractive and I guess they are addictive...

2pots2cook 16/9/18 12:46

Red currant jam definitely brings this one to a higher level. Love it Angie ! Thank you so much !

Tricia Buice 16/9/18 13:29

I love using dates to sweeten treats and they must be fantastic with the currant jam. So pretty and very appealing!

Evelyne CulturEatz 16/9/18 15:11

Just the base sounds amazing Angie, and then currant jam and peanut butter! Wow. How much peanut butter? I don't see it in the ingredients.

Vicki Bensinger 16/9/18 16:17

These are right up my alley. I love these ingredients and certain they'll taste great!

Kitchen Riffs 16/9/18 17:00

Wow, SO good! Love the currant jelly in these. And the dates add some sweetness and flavor, I'll bet. Good stuff -- thanks.

Koko 16/9/18 21:20

what a great flavour combo - I have never tried red currant jam with pb!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 16/9/18 22:25

Beautiful combination of flavors, Angie! I know I can find currant jam :)

Jeff the Chef 16/9/18 23:23

As I believe I've mentioned before, I grow currants, and never know what to do with them, so thanks!

Manu 17/9/18 11:41

Thanks for commenting my post! I do appreciate!
I love peanut butter and your bars looks divine!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 17/9/18 14:27

Once again, I'm envious of your beautiful currants! What marvelous bars---and gorgeous photos, Angie!

Sonia 17/9/18 15:42

Hello Angie!

The dish is so so tempting. I loved the flavors you have merged, am sure it came out great !Cant wait to try it.

Keep sharing your best recipes/posts and look forward to your future creations and write ups.

Thanks and much luv

I dolci di Grazia 17/9/18 16:05

Devono essere davvero squisite. Complimenti Angie. Kisses!

mjskit 17/9/18 18:18

You have just created the ultimate peanut butter cookie bar!!! YUM!

Juliana 17/9/18 21:50

I love how these bars look and sound...peanut butter and jam...great combination.
Have a wonderful week ahead Angie!

Rafeeda AR 18/9/18 13:38

These bars sound absolutely delicious and melt in mouth!

kitchen flavours 18/9/18 14:40

What a delicious snack! I could munch a plateful of these!

Nancy Chan 18/9/18 15:29

Pretty and delicious snack! Yums!

Manju @ Manjus Eating Delights 18/9/18 15:47

Hi Angie,
First timer at your blog and may I say how gorgeous your pictures are. Makes me wanna grab a bite. And these bars have all of my favorite ingredients as well. So good.
Hope to see you around then :-)

Balvinder 18/9/18 17:59

Oh my Goodness,This looks so yummy and easy to make. Why didn't you post this one before? I already used all my red currants.

Pam 18/9/18 20:46

Yum! They look and sound delicious.

GiGi Eats 18/9/18 23:41

Almond paste... Is that almond butter just with a fancier name? It sounds just as addicting, that's for sure!

Shashi 19/9/18 16:45

I so love your take on peanut butter and jelly - those currants are gorgeous and make for some pretty and darn tasty bars!

Linda 20/9/18 15:39

Looks delicious! . Can’t wait to try these!

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary 20/9/18 18:18

This is such a brilliant twist on classic PB & J! I'm swooning over those red currants! If only I could get my hands on some over here. *Sigh* Be sure to eat a few of these bars for me, Angie!!! Cheers!

Muna Kenny 20/9/18 20:36

You always inspire me girl! I like having dates in currant in these bars, I'm sure it tastes as amazing as it looks :)

Alida 20/9/18 21:39

These bars are so inviting.. a really healthy and delicious snack Angie.

Reeni 21/9/18 01:10

Those look and sound delectable Angie! A scrumptious twist on PB & J. I love it!

Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness 21/9/18 04:42

Wow, these sound delicious. I love the combination of the peanut butter and red currants.

Anne@ASaladForAllSeasons 21/9/18 06:12

Whoa! Peanut butter and jelly really gets sophisticated here, Angie! These look fabulous!

Sharon D. 21/9/18 08:26

Omg ..Angie, these look amazing! What I'd give for a bite ..

Katerina Delidimou 21/9/18 13:40

These are perfect for my office snack!

Ashley@CookNourishBliss 21/9/18 19:26

I'm such a sucker for anything with peanut butter and these sound so good with that jam!

Adina 22/9/18 07:50

These bars look beautiful, almost like cookies with currants. What is the almond paste? Something like almond butter?

Angie's Recipes 22/9/18 15:07

@Adina Like marzipan, but without the chocolate coating, just plain almond paste.

Sophie Sportende Foodie 23/9/18 10:44

Divine tasty bars, dear Angie! Wonderfully delicious!

Have a nice Sunday! x

Catherine 23/9/18 16:41

Dear Angie, My daughter would love these bars! I would too with a cup of tea. It is beginning to get a chill in the air. xoxo Catherine

grace 23/9/18 22:33

we don't use red currants very much (or at all!) over here and that's a shame--i love the color the jam gives these bars!

My Inner Chick 24/9/18 01:27

You make everything delectable and beautiful!! xx

Jean | 24/9/18 15:10

Angie, I love these flavors, and the bars are so pretty! How much peanut butter do you use? It isn't listed with the other ingredients.

Angie's Recipes 24/9/18 16:43

@Jean | Oops! Thanks, Jean. I just corrected and added it to the ingredient list.

Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living 24/9/18 21:30

These look like fancy peanut butter and jelly bars - what a tasty treat!

noobcook 25/9/18 06:28

such a good looking and delicious treat in one :D

Unknown 26/9/18 06:19

I’m a huge fan of peanut butter and currants. These bars look delicious Angie :)

Amy (Savory Moments) 27/9/18 13:30

These sounds amazing Angie! Love the currants with peanut butter - so yummy!

judee 28/9/18 17:20

Angie- Your photos are exquisite . Not sure we can get red currents around her but it looks like a deliciously healthy bar!

Monica 30/9/18 20:30

I'd love to sit down and savor one of these with a cup of tea. They look so pretty, too!

Debra Eliotseats 7/10/18 20:33

Just made some bar cookies myself. These look delicious.

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 9/10/18 00:21

These would make the perfect afternoon snack, yum!

Marcelle 8/12/18 21:18

These bars are gorgeous and sound like the best treat, Angie!


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