Let these 20 recipes with peanut butter and jelly inspire you with fresh ways to enjoy this classic combination.
If you’re craving a salty and sweet treat, you can always find it with the winning combo of peanut butter and jelly. Transport these nostalgic flavors from your childhood into new and insanely delicious forms to enjoy.
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Go beyond a sandwich with these drool-worthy PB & J recipes that will entice you to try different jelly flavors with your favorite smooth or crunchy peanut butter.
From cookies and cupcakes to doughnuts and pop tarts, you’ll find ways to team this beloved combination with other flavors and ingredients. Pancakes, ice cream, bread, overnight oats, brownies, bars, and pies are just some of the forms that this sweet and salty duo will complement.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Recipe Ingredients & Supplies:
- Peanut Butter (most recipes call for the NON-natural peanut butter)
- Jelly or Jam of choice
- Brownie Pan
- Parchment paper
- Silicone Cupcake Liners
Try out something new with this tasty combo of Peanut Butter and Jelly into a crumble bar. You can create these masterpieces by melting butter and mixing it with peanut butter. Then after baking that layer for about 15 minutes you can add your jelly spread and then your crumble topping!
If you like silky smooth ice cream you’re going to love this PB&J ice cream recipe. The trick of making this is to fold the ingredients together over and over. Once you’ve got your ice cream base you’re going to add the peanut butter and jelly by spoonfuls to the mix. (Allow to chill/freeze for up to 8 hours before serving)
Do you love banana bread? Take it to the next level by adding peanut butter and jelly! Prepare your banana bread batter like normal and only add half to your baking pan. Then add a portion of your jam and swirl it into a marble effect. The peanut butter is melted and added on top as a topping.
If you meal prep at all you’re going to love this twist on your overnight oats. It only requires six ingredients and takes under an hour to complete (and chill). You just create your overnight oats like normal but before you dig in, add the peanut butter and jelly on top and mix before eating.
Combine the classic cake mix with your peanut butter as the directions call for it, then use your favorite jam to add on top of each layer (it does make it slippery so be careful) and then top your cake with more jelly and add a nut outer layer to keep the top jelly from dropping.
Change breakfast into something the kids never thought they’d get, peanut butter and jelly doughnuts! If anyone in your house likes the traditional jelly-filled doughnuts then they’ll for sure love these. They are done in the bakery-style enclosed doughnut style and have the peanut butter and jelly on the inside. You can add powdered sugar on the tops to add a special touch.
Sometimes adding a new texture makes all the difference. These Peanut Butter and Jelly Crunch Cups are similar to Reese’s cups but with a crunch to them. You’re adding in Rice Krispie cereal and white chocolate to these with a layer of jelly or jam in the middle to spice it up.
Did you think the only sandwiches that could be grilled were grilled cheese? Check out these delicious sweet grilled sandwiches that the kids are going to love. Now here’s the kicker, there’s still cheese in these! You can pick and choose which cheese you like but this recipe calls for Brie cheese. The amount of jelly and peanut butter is flexible to whatever you prefer. Plus these only take about 10 minutes or less to make!
Breakfast just got even better with these delicious cinnamon rolls! Learn how to make cinnamon rolls from scratch and add not just peanut butter and jelly but any ingredients you like to your fresh cinnamon rolls!
If you think regular oat bars are so dry then you’ll love adding in some sweet and juicy jelly to these! Eat something healthy and tasty with this recipe that includes healthier ingredient choices to keep the sugar down. You can use crunchy peanut butter if you prefer a crunch to your bars. It takes just 40 minutes to make these!
Keep it quick and keep it classic. Everyone loves cookies right? Now you can add in your favorite jelly and peanut butter flavors and create all kinds of combinations of cookies! These are similar to “thumbprint” cookies and you add your jelly and peanut butter on top. Takes just 15 minutes to make!
Keep it peanut buttery and jelly with these FLUFFY pancakes featuring PB&J elements. Use creamy peanut butter in your recipe and mix it with regular ingredients. You can also add a thin layer of peanut butter on top of each pancake when serving and top with jelly instead of syrup!
Surprise the kids with homemade pop-tarts! What’s awesome about this recipe is you can use whatever jelly/jam and peanut butter combination you want to use. So if you have picky eaters that only prefer certain flavors, you can still make these ahead! (Perfect for back to school!)
Take recipes to the next level when you add jelly to the center of your cupcakes and use peanut butter as frosting! You add in the jelly but just taking out the center of the cupcake after it’s done and just adding in a spoonful of jelly. Add the cupcake center back and use peanut butter to frost around the top piece and the cupcake.
Looking for a healthy alternative to regular store popsicles? Try making these homemade popsicles with coconut cream, honey, and a few other natural ingredients into a special frozen treat everyone will want to try.
This delicious pie is made with a no-bake peanut butter filling and a raspberry topping. You will need a regular graham cracker crust for your pie and after you add your filling be sure to chill in the fridge for at least 3 hours. Add your topping of jelly and serve!
These waffles are so easy to make the kids can make them on their own! Just toast your waffles like normal and then add peanut butter and jelly on the top of one waffle and add another waffle on top. Squish down and then cut in half. Add a whipped topping for an added touch.
These peanut butter and jelly hand pies are made similar to the peanut butter and jelly pop-tarts. Use crescent rolls, peanut butter, and jelly folded into half. Seal ends with a fork and then bake for 15 minutes at max.
Turn classic boxed brownies into something special when you melt peanut butter and jelly and then swirl into your brownie batter mix. Bake for up to 37 minutes (depending on how dark your baking pan is). Add ice cream as a topping for an even better treat.
Make these granola bars from scratch with rolled oats, quick oats, oat flour, and more ingredients. Add half your mixture to your pan and then spread jelly all over and then add the rest of your mixture to the pan. Chill for 2 hours or until firm and then cut and serve!
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