Thursday, March 27, 2014

PB&J...it's not just for sandwiches anymore.

There is something so innately comforting about a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  Isn't there?  Sometimes I forget how much I love them until we run out of everything else to eat.  Then I think, "Why don't I eat these all the time?"

peanut butter & jelly parfaits with a nutter butter/salted peanut topping

Well, today we take PB&J out of the bread and turn it into dessert.  A parfait, to be exact.  Peanut Butter and Jelly Parfaits. Parfaits sound very fancy, and well, it IS fun to be fancy sometimes.  Feel free to wear your tiara while eating them. 

 

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Oh!  Let me tell you about this crunchy little topping.  It's made from Nutter Butters and salted peanuts.  Hello!  We decided that this would also be an EXCELLENT ice cream topping.
(Unfortunately, we ate the remainder of the Nutter Butters before we could try it.)

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The peanut butter cream is made with peanut butter (bet you guessed that), butter, sugar, and marshmallow creme...heavenly.

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You'll also need jelly.  I love this squeezable strawberry fruit spread, but feel free to just stir some lemon juice into your strawberry jelly to thin it out a bit.

peanut butter & jelly parfaits with a nutter butter/salted peanut topping
You'll just layer the peanut butter cream in the bottom of a cute little jar (individual jars: also fancy), add the jelly, then the topping.  Repeat.

Peanut butter and jelly...I promise to never take you for granted again!

For the full recipe, visit Imperial Sugar!

peanut butter & jelly parfaits with a nutter butter/salted peanut topping  

*disclosure/sponsorship: I happily create recipes for Imperial Sugar.  They do, in turn, support my sugar habit.*

13 comments:

  1. Whether it's a PB&J sandwich or a parfait I dig it haaaaard!! This looks lovely!

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  2. LOL- Why Not? Most kids hate the bread part anyway- xo Diana

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  3. Oooooh my word, I NEED one of these. OK, two. ;)

    stephanie @ girl versus dough

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  4. One cannot go wrong with Nutter Butters, in anything!! Gonna have to try this out on my 3 kids- I have no doubt they will eat it up!

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  5. You can't buy Nutter Butters in Canada. It sucks! I will just have to use some other peanut butter cookie because I need these cute little desserts in my life today!

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  6. I'd definitely love that right now

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  7. OHHH I love fancy and PBJs! PBJs are like all I eat up at school! But a fancy parfait version…I am swooning!

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  8. These look so yummy! Even though I have eaten a million PB and Js in my life, I never sick of them.

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  9. good idea! Yes, that topping would be excellent in ice cream!

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