Oh, peanut butter and聽jelly, everyone鈥檚 fave childhood throwback, how we love you! Our adult palates have moved on to include Nutella, Biscoff, and sophisticated nut butters, it鈥檚 true. But when comfort food cravings call, it鈥檚 PB&J we really hanker for. Luckily, these days our options go beyond the simple sammy. The classic combo is not just for lunch anymore. Here are 18 PB&J-inspired recipes you need to try, like, right now.


1. The Healthy Peanut Butter and聽Jelly Smoothie: When you鈥檙e craving something sweet, but don鈥檛 want to fall into a sugar coma, this smoothie hits the spot. It鈥檚 perfect for an after-the-gym treat or late night snack. (via Sun Diego Eats)


2. Peanut Butter and聽Jelly Chia Pudding: If you鈥檙e a true PB&J fan (and who isn鈥檛?), you鈥檒l fall in love with this healthy breakfast pudding. It鈥檚 real and it鈥檚 happening, so ready your breakfast spoons. (via Minimalist Baker)


3. Peanut Butter and聽Jelly Granola: Have you tasted the deliciousness that is Whole Foods PBJ granola? Yeah, this is just like that only, no *whole paycheck.* Home baking for the win! (via Averie Cooks)


4. Peanut Butter and聽Jelly Greek Yogurt Parfaits: This PB&J parfait has tons of flavor with no added sugar, thanks to all-natural fruit preserves. (Sprinkle & Toss)


5. Peanut Butter and聽Jelly Overnight Oats: Make-ahead oatmeal is a lifesaver on busy mornings. This protein-packed version just gets sweeter and creamier the longer it sits in the fridge. (via The Gourmet RD)


6. No-Bake PB&J Energy Bites: These tasty treats take just 15 minutes to prep and they keep well in the freezer. Make a double batch and you can take a few to the office daily for a little four o鈥檆lock pick-me-up. (via Minimalist Baker)


7. Peanut Butter and聽Jelly Muffins: You鈥檙e looking at a peanut butter muffin that鈥檚 been STUFFED with jelly. Remember back in the day when *snack* was a scheduled-in mealtime? Well, snack is back! (via A Cookie Named Desire)


8. Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars: This bar recipe is built on a peanut butter cookie crust. Kids young and old will gobble them up. (via Culinary Hill)


9. PB&J Brownies: Talk about your food hybrids, this recipe combines TWO of everyone鈥檚 childhood faves 鈥 PB&J and brownies. Like a foodie time machine, just the smell of this recipe baking in the oven will transport you back. (via The Life Jolie)


10. Peanut Butter Cupcakes With Jelly Filling: Oh, em, gee 鈥 these peanut butter cupcakes with peanut butter buttercream are simply OOZING fruity jam. Prepare to meet your new food obsession! (via Gluten Free With L.B.)


11. Peanut Butter and Jelly Whoopie Pies: A plume of fluffy filling and ribbon of jam sandwiched between two sweet cookie-cakes 鈥 what鈥檚 not to love? It鈥檚 the PB&J sammy taken to a whole new level. (via Community Table)


12. Peanut Butter and Jelly Poke Cake: Everyone loves a good poke cake. They travel easily, feed a crowd, and make everyone ooh and ahh. (via I聽Heart Eating)


13. Bakery Style Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnuts: There鈥檚 nothing better than a homemade bakery style donut 鈥 unless it鈥檚 one that鈥檚 JAM-packed with peanut butter and jelly. (via Baker by Nature)


14. Peanut Butter and聽Jelly Cake: This peanut butter cake is frosted in grape jelly-flavored buttercream icing. You鈥檝e got to try this, like, right now. (via Confessions of a Cookbook Queen)


15. Peanut Butter and Jelly Pie Sticks: Have you ever seen PB&J in such a cutie-patootie form? Whip up a batch of these and take them into the office, and you鈥檒l be everyone鈥檚 BFF. (via Spoon Fork Bacon)


16. Peanut Butter and聽Jelly Macarons: This macaron recipe calls for peanuts to supplement the usual almonds. That鈥檚 what gives them that genuine peanut-buttery flavor you want to have sandwiching your fave grape jelly. (via Tartelette)


17. Peanut Butter and Jelly Snack Bars: This one鈥檚 for all the gluten-free folks in the house. These bars have all the wonderful flavor you crave, without any of the bad stuff. (via Minimalist Baker)


18. Homemade Peanut Butter and聽Jelly Cups: These little bites call for just five ingredients and come together in 20 minutes. They make a delicious, healthy snack that鈥檚 easy to grab and go. (via Handmade Charlotte)

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