It’s national Peanut Butter and Jelly Day. A perfect day honoring one of life’s most perfect flavor combinations.
Here are a few PB&J recipes and ideas:
Peanut Butter & Jelly Blondies – PB&J never gets old, especially swirled in dense, moist, rich blondies. Easy one-bowl/5-minute batter
Peanut Butter and Jelly Coconut Cashew Sandwich Cookies (No-Bake, Vegan, GF)
Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Cookies (No-Bake, Vegan, GF)
Caramel Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars (GF with Vegan adaptation)
Microwave Banana Oat Cakes with Peanut Butter (Vegan, GF) and top them with jelly
No Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bars (Vegan, GF) – Add 1/4 cup jelly into the mixture and reduce the amount of banana by half
Make PB&J sandwich cookies using Puffy Vanilla and Peanut Butter Chip Cookies
Or use Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies (GF with Vegan option) for sandwich cookies
Ritz Cracker Stuffed Peanut Butter Cups (No Bake, Vegan) – Add a layer of jelly to the Ritz cracker before adding the peanut butter
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.
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.
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.
Do you like the PB&J combo? When or what was the last PB&J item you ate?
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.