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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