PB&J Recipes That Remind Us of Our Childhood

Peanut butter and jelly—a classic flavor combination that takes us right back to our childhood lunches. Whether it was on Wonder Bread, some crackers, or one of those pre-packaged sandwiches with the crusts cut off, PB&J always hit the spot. Our elementary school days may be behind us, but we can still relive those nostalgic moments through some fun creative recipes. From muffins to pop tarts, there’s no shortage of ways to enjoy this beloved flavor duo. Here are a few we especially love.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins

This Minimalist Baker take on PB&J is a great option for a healthy grab-and-go breakfast. It’s vegan, gluten-free, and packed with protein from peanut butter and almond flour. Choose a juice-sweetened jam to keep them refined-sugar free as well.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies

If on a sandwich with jelly is the best way to enjoy peanut butter, mixed into some cookies is definitely a close second. This recipe brings together the best of both worlds by allowing you to fill soft and chewy peanut butter cookie dough with the jelly of your choice. The only question is—grape or strawberry?

Peanut Butter and Jelly Pop Tarts

Kellogg’s discontinued its PB&J Pop Tarts before many of us were even born, but we’d wager a guess that this homemade version is better anyway. It’s made with a flakey gluten-free pie dough, filled with jam, and coated in a sweet and simple peanut butter icing.