Sandwich trends may come and go but if there’s one that sticks in the hearts and minds of Americans everywhere, it’s peanut butter and jelly. Everyone makes their sandwich different. Some prefer a bigger nut butter to jelly ratio while others like more jelly. Our love of peanut butter and jelly is so great that April 2nd is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day — hooray!
While we love the sandwiches, they’re not the only way we can celebrate this glorious holiday. So, to celebrate, we’re giving you ten delicious desserts featuring sweet and creamy PB&J flavors.
A gluten-free and vegan snack bar! This is a switch from the regular peanut butter and jelly sandwich! These Peanut Butter Jelly Banana Bars are fluffy, sweet, and absolutely delicious. Eat them for breakfast, a snack or just anytime you’re craving them!
If you’re craving peanut butter and jelly, these No-Bake Peanut Butter Jelly Bars are just the thing for you! They are quite addictive, so you might want to make a bunch of them while you’re at it.
A rice crispy treat taken to another level with peanut butter and jelly! These Chocolatey Peanut Butter Jelly Rice Crispy Treats have a sweet homemade blueberry/raspberry jam, and smooth chocolate covers the bar for a perfect finish!
Tiny, cute, and so simple, for these Mini Peanut Butter and Jelly Pop Tarts you only need a handful of ingredients! The layers are made with oats and peanut butter and are each filled with a delicious, no-mess jelly filling made from frozen blueberries and dates. Yum!
Donuts you can eat for breakfast? Yes, with these you can! Or you can eat them at any time of the day, because these delicious Healthier Peanut Butter and Jelly Baked Doughnuts are so healthy that you can! Treat yourself with these donuts, you deserve it!
Who doesn’t love peanut butter and jelly? It’s one of the best flavor combinations ever and hearkens back to childhood lunches. This Peanut Butter and Strawberry Jelly Poke Cake brings all the flavors of the classic sandwich into a delicious and gluten-free cake. The cake is moist and is filled with a filling of strawberry jelly combined with vegan cream cheese. Then, it’s topped with creamy peanut butter cream cheese frosting. This cake is so easy and perfect for any occasion that you’ll find yourself making it again and again.
Peanut butter and jelly is a classic; it’s sweet and creamy, and the favorite sandwich of many. These Chocolate Peanut Butter Raspberry Bars pay homage to all that goodness by combining all those flavors into a dessert. Fresh raspberries and raspberry jelly stand in for the classic grape jelly, a layer of chocolate is thrown into the mix, and it’s all sandwiched between two layers of peanut butter oat crumble.
This Peanut Butter and Jelly Chia Pudding has all the flavors of the sandwich, served in a cup—without the bread. Chia seeds are blended with creamy peanut butter, with dates for sweetness, and topped with a jelly made from any kind of berry. This easy recipe is the perfect after-school snack for kids, or, if you store it in a mini mason jar, you can take it to work to enjoy it at your desk.
We’re drooling over this Raw Peanut Butter and Jelly Cheesecake. The crust is a mix of peanuts and Medjool dates, the filling is creamy and peanut buttery, and it’s topped with puréed strawberry “jelly.” This no-bake cheesecake has all the goodness of everyone’s favorite sandwich, in cake form.
These Raw Almond Butter and Jelly Sandwiches are a fun way to snack. Instead of bread, thick and juicy slices of apple are slathered with the nut butter and jam. Despite the replacement of bread with fruit, this snack is surprisingly filling and tastes delicious!
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Peanut butter and jelly. Was there ever a more perfect combo? These Peanut Butter and Jelly Breakfast Bars have a soft, slightly crumbly peanut butter exterior and a filling of homemade jelly. The inside can be whatever flavor you want, like the traditional grape, strawberry, or even apple. These are perfect for breakfast on-the-go, but they might not make it through the week.
You know what’s so great about these 5-Ingredient Peanut Butter Jam Balls? No blender needed. And that means not much mess and cleaning up to do. These are literally mix-and-make peanut butter jam balls. If you have jam ready, these are even quicker to make. If you require a gluten-free recipe, you can replace oats with quinoa flakes or something similar.
This Peanut Butter, Jam, and Banana French Toast Sandwich is guaranteed to have your mouth watering. Adding French toast and bananas, this treat is equal parts cinnamon and sweetness! Turmeric and date add a special twist while keeping it healthy!
15. Chocolatey Peanut Butter Jelly Rice Crispy Treats
Rice crispy treats are taken to the next level with these Chocolatey Peanut Butter Jelly Rice Crispy Treats. A sweet and peanut buttery crispy rice cereal acts as the base for a rich and sweet homemade blueberry/raspberry jam. A layer of smooth chocolate is the finishing touch in these treats that are perfect for potlucks or some at-home snacking.
So, there you have it! Happy National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day! If you make one of these desserts, but sure to tag us on Instagram.
Lead image source: Healthier Peanut Butter and Jelly Baked Doughnuts