13 Peanut Butter and Jelly Recipes That Aren’t Just Sandwiches (2024)

There aren't any white bread sandwiches or brown-bag lunches here. We turned the classic lunchtime peanut butter and jelly (PB&J) sandwich into something even better. Whether you decide to serve this classic combo in a brunch-ready casserole or make cookies to put in your lunch box, we know you've never eaten peanut butter and jelly like this before.

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Breakfast Rolls

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Skip the cinnamon rolls. These PB&J rolls are the new sweet treat your breakfast table needs. Each roll has a peanut butter and jam filling, plus an extra dollop of peanut butter frosting on top to make these rolls even more delicious.

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Layer Cake

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This rich, decadent layer cake is the perfect for celebrating the peanut butter and jelly-lovers in your life. Serve up this creamy, fruity cake for a party, or add a few candles on top to make a PB&J birthday cake.

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PB and J Sandwich Cookies

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This peanut butter and jelly recipe is almost like the classic sandwich. Just add a quick spread of your favorite jelly between two peanut butter cookies (try them with our gluten-free recipe!), and this sweet sandwich is ready to eat.

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Chocolaty PB and J Cheesecake

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One bite of this decadent cheesecake, and you'll be in love with peanut butter and jelly all over again. Chocolate cookies make a sweet and crunchy crust, peanut butter and cream cheese make a mouthwatering filling, and plenty of jelly on top completes this dessert masterpiece.

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Peanut Butter Jammin' Bars

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Creamy peanut butter, strawberry jam, and chocolate-covered peanuts. Do we need to say any more? As an added bonus, these jammin' bars can be stored in your freezer for up to one month, so your child's lunch box (or yours!) will never be missing a sweet treat.

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PB and J Thumbprints

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The combo of peanut butter cookies and jelly is so obvious (and so delicious!), you'll wish you'd started making these cookies years ago. Start with peanut butter cookie dough, then turn normal cookies into PB&J thumbprints with a spoonful of jelly in the middle.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Banana Bread

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If you already love peanut butter and bananas, why not introduce jelly to the mix? This dressed up banana bread has swirls of peanut butter and strawberry preserves throughout the quick bread loaf, so there's a burst of PB&J flavor in every bite.

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Peanut Butter, Banana & Bacon Oatmeal

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Your bland bowl of oatmeal is about to get upgraded in a major way. Sure, we added peanut butter and a drizzle of jelly. But we also mixed in crunchy bacon and a handful of fresh strawberries to take your breakfast to the next level. You can thank us later.

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PB and J Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Who knew PB&J sandwiches could be a sweet, chilly treat? Simply spread a fruity filling of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of your favorite jam between mini peanut butter cookies.

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Peanut Butter and Fruit Quinoa

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Instead of your usual PB&J breakfast combo, give this quinoa bowl a try. Trade in your morning oatmeal for quinoa, then mix in creamy peanut butter, banana slices, and your favorite jelly or jam.

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PB and J Crepe Cake

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Layers and layers of crepes spread with a mix of jelly, cream cheese, and whipped topping would make a mouthwatering dessert all on its own. But when you drizzle peanut butter sauce on top, you've got a rich, show-stopping dessert that will impress everyone at your table.

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Peanut Butter, Jelly, and Brownie Cookies

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Sometimes you just can't decide between cookies and brownies. Luckily, with this recipe you can have both! Two peanut butter cookies filled with a smashed brownie and a schmear of jelly make this sandwich into a decadent PB&J dessert.

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Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes

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These peanut butter and jelly treats have a sweet and chocolaty surprise in the middle: peanut butter cups. You don't have to make a batch of frosting to spoon onto the tops, either. All these cupcakes need is a spoonful of fruity jelly.

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