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12 Unique Ways To Eat Peanut Butter And Jelly (It Isn’t Just For Sandwiches Anymore)


Sometimes classics are the best, but when it comes to peanut butter and jelly, there’s no wrong way to eat it. If you thought the only way to enjoy it was in sandwich form, well you were mistaken. These 12 recipes show you new takes on a classic— but they are sure to be just as good as the original.

For the kid in all of us, let’s find out how to implement some more PB&J into our diets, shall we?

1. PB&J Cups

These are like Reese’s cups but with good ol’ PB&J. So that’s probably more healthy, right? That’s what I’ll tell myself as I devour these.

2. PB&J Cookies

A peanut butter cookie with just a dab of jam in the middle sounds like the perfect way to enjoy this flavor combination.

3. PB&J Overnight Oats

Whip up some of this at night, and start your day off just right when you wake up in the morning.

4. PB&J Popcorn

This is my new snack time favorite, for sure.

5. PB&J Donuts

I love a good donut, and I would never turn down a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. So, why not combine the two?

6. PB&J Mug Cake

Anything that can be fixed in a mug is my favorite thing. Add some fruity and peanut-y goodness to it, and now we’re talking!

7. PB&J Wings

Ok, so this is probably the wackiest way I’ve ever heard of using peanut butter and jelly, but hey, I’d give it a try.

8. PB&J Muffins

Yet another way to have PB&J for breakfast. These muffins make for the breakfast of champions.

9. PB&J Pie

Tiny PB&J pies? Now, why haven’t I thought of this before?

10. PB&J French Toast

This is practically a peanut butter and jelly sandwich…but oh yeah, it’s even better!

11. PB&J Cake

Turn that classic sandwich favorite into a dessert option with this recipe. There’s no going wrong with this after-meal treat!

12. PB&J Smoothie

Throw some fruit, peanut butter, orange juice and ice into a blender and you’ve got yourself a PB&J in drink form. Who knew that was even an option?

If you’re not craving these peanut butter and jelly concoctions now, oh, who am I kidding? I know you are! So, get in that kitchen and make yourself one (or more!) of these recipes. What’s great is that if you aren’t into peanut butter or have an allergy, all of these could surely be made with a peanut butter substitute like Nutella or almond butter. So what are you waiting for? Go enjoy more than just a sandwich with these classic flavors!

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