Learn how these creative peanut butter and jelly recipes go beyond the classic sandwich.
Peanut butter and jelly is a classic childhood sandwich that we all know and love. Everyone has there own memories associated with this quintessential sandwich.
Maybe it was the first sandwich you learned how to make on your own or perhaps it was something that your mom made you every day for school. Or maybe it was always waiting for you at the kitchen table when you got home from school. However, you came to love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches you’ll be sure to enjoy these peanut butter and jelly recipes that go well beyond the sandwich.
Choose from Peanut Butter and Jelly Cheesecake or Donuts to PB & J Muffins or Hand Pies. Whatever you decide to make you’ll experience your love for peanut butter and jelly in new and creative ways!
Here are 15 Creative Ways to Eat Peanut Butter and Jelly!
Let’s Make Some PB & J!
1. Peanut Butter and Jelly Donuts
Found from Broma Bakery
Peanut Butter and Jelly donuts are super moist and a new favorite way to enjoy this childhood classic. These PB and J donuts are a soft, cake-like confection. The jelly just oozes out of each bite that goes perfectly with the creamy peanut butter icing!
2. Peanut Butter & Jelly Cupcakes
Found from Sally’s Baking Addiction
These peanut butter and jelly cupcakes start with vanilla bean cupcakes that are filled with jelly and topped with a creamy peanut butter frosting. The vanilla cupcakes are light and airy, and the jelly can be any of your favorite jam or jelly-like strawberry, raspberry or grape. The frosting is an American style buttercream that’s peanut butter and powdered sugar mixed together. Add crushed peanuts on top for crunch!
3. Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal Bars
Found from The Life of Jennifer Dawn
Oatmeal bars make for a great breakfast option or a perfect homemade snack for the middle of the day. These peanut butter and jelly oatmeal bars are super easy to make any time. Make them ahead of time for a grab and go snack!
4. Peanut Butter & Jelly Bondies
Found from Sugar and Soul
Here’s a tasty dessert that goes beyond the classic childhood sandwich with this sweet peanut butter blondies that’s marbled with strawberry jelly. The blondie is perfectly balanced with fruity strawberry jelly mixed with fresh, crunchy peanut butter blondie!
5. Grown Up PB & J Toast
Found from Healthy Nibbles and Bits
Fancy toast is super trendy right now, and this grown-up PB & J toast is a healthy boost to this sandwich. This grown-up toast starts peanut butter spread on top of multi-grain toast. Then its topped with chopped fresh fruit and a drizzle of honey. It’s sweet, fruity and hearty, it’s a great snack to have any time of the day!
6. Peanut Butter and Jelly Rolls
Found from Tornadough Alli
Cinnamon rolls are perfect for a weekend breakfast or brunch item, but an excellent way to elevate the classic cinnamon rolls is to make them into peanut butter and jelly rolls. These PB & J rolls start with a traditional bread dough that swaps out cinnamon sugar for peanut butter and jelly filling. Once the PB & jelly rolls are done baking pour a homemade glaze on top and enjoy!
7. Peanut Butter and Jelly Bread
Found from Sweet ReciPeas
This peanut butter and jelly bread remind me of the cinnamon swirl toast my grandma use to keep in her freezer. I would sit and stare at the cinnamon swirls mesmerized by the toast, and now I have the same feeling when I look at this peanut butter and jelly bread. This bread is made by rolling up half the dough with peanut butter and then rolling up the other half with jelly. Before baking, you combine both sides, so they bake together perfectly. It creates the tastiest swirl of all time.
8. Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins
Found from Erica’s Sweet Tooth
These peanut butter and jelly muffins are a great treat to have any time. It’s perfect for breakfast, picnic, snack or dessert. The peanut butter muffin is so moist and fluffy. The pleasant surprise is the burst of berry preserves underneath the sweet crumb topping. The pop of berry red is beautifully mixed with the peanut butter crumbs!
9. PB & J Waffle-Grilled Sandwich
Found from Edible Perspective
Here’s a creative way to enjoy peanut butter and jelly sandwich. By placing the PB & J sandwich on the waffle iron the bread gets a nice golden brown crust and the peanut butter and jelly melt together. This hot sandwich is so comforting and lets you enjoy your favorite san=mmy in a new way!
10. Homemade Peanut Butter and Jelly Cups
Found from Handmade Charlotte
These homemade PB and J cups are a perfect little sweet treat. They are totally perfect on the go or something to give your kids for a snack. Plus they are really easy to make in large batches are keep in the fridge or freeze for a few weeks up to a month!
11. Peanut Butter & Jelly Ice Cream Sandwiches
Found from Perpetually Hungry
I’m a fan of any kind of ice cream sandwich, so these peanut butter and jelly ice cream sandwiches are insanely good. It’s made from homemade grape jelly ice cream that’s sandwiched in between two pieces of eggless peanut butter cookie dough! Edible cookie dough is just amazing! You can even bake the eggless cookie dough into cookies if you want to make as well!
12. Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies
Found from Wild Wild Whisk
These peanut butter and jelly cookies are sandwich cookies! These cookies are perfectly baked and amazing for any time of the day. They have a great balance of sweet and salty that everyone craves!
13. Peanut Butter and Jelly Hand Pies
Found from Mama Loves Food
Hand pies are always a good idea, and these PB & J hand pies are like a baked version of the “Crustables” you would find at the grocery store. What I like is how April from Mama Loves Food shows you how many variations of these hand pies you can make from the different crusts to the many filling combinations! Whatever best suits you and your family you can make delicious homemade peanut butter and jelly hand pies.
14. Peanut Butter and Jelly Cheesecake
Found from Will Cook For Smiles
This peanut butter and jelly cheesecake just look so rich and decadent that I can’t get enough! I’ve definitely made jelly or jam cheesecake, but next time I’m definitely trying peanut butter and jelly cheesecake. Plus the swirl of peanut butter and jelly are just mesmerizing!
15. Flourless Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookie Sandwiches
Found from The Baker Mama
These flourless peanut butter and jelly cookie sandwiches are like pillows of peanut butter with jelly oozing out. The bright fruit jelly and smooth peanut butter fillings are the creamy centers to a delicious crunchy flourless cookie! Serve this PB & J cookie sandwich with a cold glass of milk, and you have the best sweet tooth treat!
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With these creative peanut butter and jelly recipe you can enjoy this classic sandwich in new ways. These peanut butter and jelly recipes make lovely desserts, snacks or anytime treats that you and your family will totally love!
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