Fun Back To School Snack: Peanut Butter & Jelly Squares!

Updated: Sep 5, 2018

Summer is coming to an end, and it's time to get our little ones back to school. And you know what that means...What to pack them for lunch and you better have a snack ready for them as soon as they step foot in the door. I mean, my kids act like they haven't eaten since the last day of school, LAST school year! 

Lucky for them, we put a twist on an old time, kid friendly, favorite! Peanut Butter and Jelly! Only, we made Peanut Butter and Jelly Cake Squares! We wanted to celebrate a new school year with a new after school snack! Instead of the traditional peanut butter and jelly, spread on two pieces of bread and sandwiched together, we transformed a dull snack into a warm, slightly sticky, mildly sweet dessert! And the best part of it all is that it can be baked and ready to go right before pick up! 

We simply scooped our Vanilla Cake Batter and all purpose flour, to stiffen up the cake enough to withstand the toppings, into a square cake pan. We only filled the pan about half way or a little less so the cake squares can be easy to manage for the tiniest of hands! Then we took some strawberry jelly, because we wanted to be fancy, and spread it on top of the cake batter. Then we spooned chunks of peanut butter all over the jelly. Oh wait, we're not done yet! After all, we ARE Cupcakeology! We wanted to add a little extra texture to the snack, so we crushed some honey roasted peanuts in a small food processor, added brown sugar, oats and a little flour. Then, by hand, added chilled slices of butter to form a nice, slightly sweet, crumb topping. We sprinkled the topping all over the top of the cake mixture, then baked it at 350 degrees for about 20-30 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean. When testing, be sure to not mistake the peanut butter for raw cake batter.

Once cooled, flip your cake out of the pan, then flip it right side up again. Then cut it in your desired size squares and watch your kiddies devour every last crumb!  


7 scoops Vanilla Cake Batter(depends on the size of pan)

1/4 cup flour (depends on the amount of batter)

Peanut Butter


1/4 Cup Honey Roasted Peanuts

1/4 Cup brown sugar

1/4 Cup oats

1/4 Cup all purpose flour

2  TBSP butter (sliced and chilled)

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8" Wilton Square Cake Pan

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