17 Tasty Ways to Enjoy a PB+J Beyond Lunch
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17 Tasty Ways to Enjoy a PB+J Beyond Lunch

Oh, peanut butter and jelly, it’s been too long. We’re sorry. If you’ve found yourself neglecting the childhood classic in favor of nouveau flavors like Nutella and Biscoff, now’s as good a time as any to revisit an old-school fave. These 17 creations go beyond the regular ol’ sando to make the throwback fit for palates of ALL ages.

1. PB + J Cups (Vegan): If you’re tired of the same old peanut-butter-cup combo, consider turning them inside out and losing the chocolate with these jam-filled delights. (via Love Me, Feed Me)

2. Glazed Peanut Butter and Jelly Donuts: Jelly-filled donuts are delicious enough as-is, but using a homemade strawberry-rhubarb-chia jelly and adding peanut butter takes things to the next level. (via Half Baked Harvest)

3. No-Bake Peanut Butter + Jelly Pie: Whip up this no-bake pie for dessert… or breakfast. It’ll be delish either way. (via Brit + Co)

4. Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars: A handful of salted peanuts sprinkled over top adds just enough of a savory note to these jelly-swirled bars. (via Girl Versus Dough)

5. Peanut Butter Jelly Pie Sticks: If PB+J isn’t your jam, feel free to swap in your favorite filling (Nutella, anyone?) instead. The tender cream cheese crust is way too tasty to miss out on. (via Spoon Fork Bacon)

6. Spicy Thai PB+J: Think of this spicy sandwich as a grown-up version of the childhood classic. Challah, Sriracha, marmalade and wilted basil turn up this nutty creation BIG TIME. (via Food52)

7. PB+J Smoothie: Enjoy this smoothie as a sweet-yet-healthy way to start the day. (via Brit + Co)

8. PB+J Chia Pudding: Stir up this superfood-packed pudding the night before, and you’ll awake to a breakfast that’ll keep you satisfied ’til lunchtime. (via Delicious Blog Lucie)

9. Peanut Butter and Jelly Crumb Muffins: Enjoy these crumb-topped muffins for breakfast, snacktime, lunch or any (peanut butter jelly) time. (via How Sweet It Is)

10. Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches: We’re loving this play on the peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Here, jam and buttercream are nestled between two chewy peanut butter cookies. (via Curly Girl Kitchen)

11. Peanut Butter and Nutella Rolls With Concord Grape Glaze: PB + J plus Nutella makes these soft rolls super irresistible. Cinnamon bun, who? (via Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt)

12. Peanut Butter and Jelly Blondies: With peanut butter stirred into the blondie batter and swirled on top, there’s no shortage of nuttiness in each and every square. (via Averie Cooks)

13. PB + J Granola Cookie Clusters: Peanut flour adds an extra helping of protein to every handful of these crunchy clusters. Serve ’em with a side of berries for an extra jammy experience. (via The Nutritious Kitchen)

14. Egg Muffins With Peanut Butter and Strawberries: Peanut butter and jelly sandos get an extra-portable, low-carb makeover with these gluten-free and vegetarian muffins. (via Food Faith Fitness)

15. Peanut Butter and Jelly Cake: A spoonful of Kool Aid is the trick to making the buttercream spread over three layers of tender-crumbed cake extra grape-y. (via Confessions of a Cookbook Queen)

16. PB+J Overnight Oats: Packed with fiber and omega-3s, these oats will have you feeling good on the regular. Stir up several cups to have on hand for easy grab-and-go breakfasts during the week. (via Delish Knowledge)

17. PB + J Ice Cream Sandwiches: Ice cream sandwiches + PB n’ J? Our childhood and adult dessert dreams just came together into one delicious treat. (via Brit + Co)

What PB + J recipe are you going to whip up next? Will it be for breakfast, lunch or dessert? Let us know in the comments.