32 Recipes That Prove PB&J Is A Perfect Combo

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Peanut butter and jam (or jelly, if you must) together is a combination without parallel. It’s not just the juxtaposition of salty and sweet, or of creamy and tart, or of dense and light — it is all of these things, and something more.

Personally I always thought peanut butter and jam was gross and peanut butter and honey was where it’s at, and while honey and everything to do with it will always hold a special place in my cupboard, since I tried PB&J two years ago everything has changed. Honey is too subtle, too potentially cloying; jam can survive being smothered with peanut butter and adds flavour that contrasts instead of blends. Just like in these recipes! (See what I did there.)


1. Ultimate Scratch-Made Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches

via Love and Olive Oil

via Love and Olive Oil

You have to crawl before you can walk.


2. Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich with Potato Chips

via Hannah Hart

via Hannah Hart


3. Grilled Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

via epicurious

via Epicurious


4. Deep Fried Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

via Leite's Culinaria

via Leite’s Culinaria


5. Peanut Butter and Rhubarb Jelly Hot French Toast Sandwich

via Half-Baked Harvest

via Half-Baked Harvest


6. PB&J Tartine

via Epicurious

via Epicurious


7. PB&J Crepes

via Epicurious

via Epicurious


8. Peanut Butter and Jelly Date Smoothie

via The Minimalist Baker

via minimalist baker


9. Peanut Butter and Jelly Chia Pudding

via The Minimalist Baker

via The Minimalist Baker


10. PB&J Popcorn

via Feasting on Fruit

via Feasting on Fruit


11. Peanut Butter and Jelly Snack Bars

via The Minimalist Baker

via The Minimalist Baker


12. Peanut Butter and Jelly Crumb Muffins

via How Sweet It Is

via How Sweet It Is


13. Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

via The Minimalist Baker

via The Minimalist Baker


14. Chickpea Thumbprint Cookies (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

via The Colorful Kitchen

via The Colorful Kitchen


15. Peanut Butter and Fig Preserves Cookies

via How Sweet It Is

via How Sweet It Is


16. Peanut Linzer Cookies with Strawberry Chocolate Ganache

via Love and Olive Oil

via Love and Olive Oil


17. Cocoa Peanut Butter Jelly Sandwich Cookies

via A Brown Kitchen

via A Brown Kitchen


18. Peanut Butter and Jelly Macarons

via Eats Well With Others

via Eats Well With Others


19. Peanut Butter and Jelly Popsicles (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)

via Fork and Beans

via Fork and Beans


20. PB&J Marshmallows

via Bakerella

via Bakerella


21. Chocolate PB&J Cups (Vegan)

via Love and Lemons

via Love and Lemons


22. PB&J Baked Oatmeal

via The Roasted Root

via The Roasted Root


23. Peanut Butter and Jelly Pull-Apart Bread

via Hello, Wonderful

via Hello, Wonderful


24. Mini Peanut Butter and Jelly Pop Tarts

via Broma Bakery

via Broma Bakery


25. Glazed Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnuts with Strawberry-Rhubarb Chia Jelly

via Half-Baked Harvest

via Half-Baked Harvest


26. Peanut Butter, Banana and Jelly “Ice Cream”

via epicurious

via Epicurious


27. Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream

via Saveur

via Saveur


28. Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream Sandwiches

via Perpetually Hungry

via Perpetually Hungry


29. No-Bake PB&J Pie (Vegan, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free)

via The Minimalist Baker

via The Minimalist Baker


30. PB&J Grain-Free Breakfast Cake

via Imma Eat That

via Imma Eat That


31. Peanut Butter and Jelly Cake

via Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

via Confessions of a Cookbook Queen


32. Banana Peanut Butter Jelly Cake

via The Little Epicurean

via The Little Epicurean

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21 Comments

  1. I used to not like pb&j. It was one of those things that as a non-American, I thought I would never get. Then, one day I got hungry and desperate in college, and pb&j sandwiches were the most substantive thing in the vending machine. After that they became a favourite of mine! Thank you for this list, I can’t wait to try some of them!

  2. Full disclose I think PB&J is blah to nah, but I’m also team cake that bakes birthday pie for loved ones so here’s a three ingredient gluten free peanut butter cookie recipe

    1 egg
    1 cup sugar
    1 cup peanut butter

    8-12 minutes at 350 or 325 if your oven runs hot

    I use it for thumbprint style PB&J cookies, like one of the recipes listed, all of the time .
    Everybody loves them, from finicky small newphling who won’t eat PB&J together as a sandwich to adults with celiac that miss their childhood snack.

  3. It’s like you knew I was planning to have a PB&J for dinner in between hanging out with a friend(crush?) and my late night class! Wish I had some potato chips to put in it, that was a childhood favorite

  4. Also another great thing about PB&J is that both peanut butter and jelly (or jam, do your thing) are pretty easy to make at home if you want to feel badass and domestic and impress all of your friends.. Hell, you can even make the bread if you’re feeling extra fancy!

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