Peanut Butter and Jelly Recipes

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It’s national Peanut Butter and Jelly Day. A perfect day honoring one of life’s most perfect flavor combinations.

Jar of strawberry jelly and jar of jif peanut butter

Here are a few PB&J recipes and ideas:

Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins

Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins

Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins

Peanut Butter & Jelly Blondies – PB&J never gets old, especially swirled in dense, moist, rich blondies. Easy one-bowl/5-minute batter

Peanut Butter & Jelly Blondies

Peanut Butter & Jelly Blondies

Peanut Butter and Jelly Coconut Cashew Sandwich Cookies (No-Bake, Vegan, GF)

Peanut Butter and Jelly Coconut Cashew Sandwich Cookies

Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Cookies (No-Bake, Vegan, GF)

Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Cookies

Caramel Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars (GF with Vegan adaptation)

Caramel Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars

Microwave Banana Oat Cakes with Peanut Butter (Vegan, GF) and top them with jelly

Microwave Banana Oat Cake with Peanut Butter

No Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bars (Vegan, GF)  – Add 1/4 cup jelly into the mixture and reduce the amount of banana by half

No Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bar

Make PB&J sandwich cookies using Puffy Vanilla and Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Puffy Vanilla and Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Or use Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies (GF with Vegan option) for sandwich cookies

Stacks of Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Ritz Cracker Stuffed Peanut Butter Cups (No Bake, Vegan) – Add a layer of jelly to the Ritz cracker before adding the peanut butter

Ritz Cracker Stuffed Peanut Butter Cups

Caramel Apple Bars – The combination of peanut butter, caramel, and apples is fabulous.  Add 1/3 cup apple jelly to the batter to increase the apple flavor intensity.

Caramel Apple Bars

I have a huge arsenal of peanut butter recipes here many of which could benefit from a little jelly added to the batter, dough, smeared on top, or just have a bowl of jelly alongside for dippage.

Jelly, like frosting, makes most everything better.

Jar of jelly and jar of peanut butter

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (Vegan, GF), with chocolate, and strawberry jelly could work really well. Strawberries and chocolate are a classic combination. So why not strawberry jelly and chocolate.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

I was featured today on DailyBuzz Healthy Living in their Top 9 Stories of the Day, National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

They featured this recipe and this jelly recipe. I guess they knew how much I really love my PB&J. Thanks for the double-feature, DailyBuzz.

Dailybuzz healthy living front page

Do you like the PB&J combo? When or what was the last PB&J item you ate?

Earlier today I saw Maria’s cake and Lisa’s cups and want them both.

The last PB&J combo I ate was a half hour ago when I was taking pictures of the PB&J containers. My spoon snuck in there a few times.

Which combo wins: PB&J or PB&Chocolate?

This is like picking a favorite child. I just can’t do it.

It really depends on my mood.  Chocolate may tend to win that race, but the sweetness of strawberry or grape jelly against the saltiness of peanut butter is one of my favorite things ever.

But so is chocolate and peanut butter. Hard call.

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  1. I like each of your propositions and have no idea which to choose first. I made some peanut butter some time ago and I like it so much, that am trying to use it with everything, hahaha.

  2. I miss PB&J. I haven’t had it since going gluten-free since I can’t eat gluten-free breads and that’s the best combo there is!

  3. Peanut butter and JELLY? You know, that means a totally different thing, depending on what country you are in.

    I’m in New Zealand.

    We would call it ‘peanut butter and jam’ and nobody would ever put those two things together in a sandwhich together, ever. I think we are slowly catching on though. Whittakers (NZ chocolate company) just released a peanut butter chocolate bar, which is the first of its kind here.

    The gooey stuff for sandwhiches is called ‘jam’. ‘Jelly’ is a dessert – you make it in a mould from gelatine crystals. What do you call that dessert then?

    1. โ€˜Jellyโ€™ is a dessert โ€“ you make it in a mould from gelatine crystals. What do you call that dessert then? <-- Jello like this stuff https://www.kraftbrands.com/Jello/products/gelatin/ is possibly what you mean.

      Even though we both speak English, it’s funny, no one in the USA talks of “geltaine crystals”

      We have Jell-O (the link above)
      and jam/jelly is sweet spread we put on toast and bread..or in desserts in my case :)

      And PB&J sandwiches are what most kids are raised on and bring to school in their lunches!

  4. Averie, congratulations on being featured on DailyBuzz Healthy Living! You deserved it!
    As of Pb&J or Pb& chocolate, sorry, none of that. No Pb at all, and it seams my whole family is weird: no one likes Pb. And no other nut butter with jelly, please, jelly on a side. Aren’t you surprised that someone may actually not like PB?! :)

    1. Sort of surprised that you don’t like it! I don’t really care for almond butter that much, it’s “fine” but I don’t really love it that much and everyone is surprised to hear that one!

  5. What an amazing round-up of your creations. So drool-worthy! You can never go wrong with PB&J.