Remix! Try these kids’ five twists on PB&J

Five lucky kids ranging from the ages 7-10 share some of their tastiest riffs of the classic JIF peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Try their recipes, which include such ingredients as bacon, chicken, pears, apples and more.

Banans foster PB&B

Ingredients

    • 4 tablespoons butter
    • 2/3 cup brown sugar
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    • Slices cooked bacon (the crispier the better)
    • Bananas (sliced in half, then sliced in half length-wise)
    • Thick slices of bread (toasted)
    • 2 tablespoons JIF Creamy Peanut Butter

Preparation

Baking Directions:

1. Melt butter in pan over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla. Once it begins to bubble, put in slices of banana and cook until bananas are warm (2-3 minutes). 2. Toast bread. Spread 1 tablespoon of peanut butter (or more, if desired) on each piece of toast.3. Place bacon slices on one side of the toast.4. Gently place warm banana slices on top of the other piece of toast.5. Close sandwich and slice in half.©/™/® The J.M. Smucker Company

Banutter cream sandwich

Ingredients

    • 2 ripe bananas
    • 1 teaspoon honey
    • 8 chocolate graham crackers
    • 4 tablespoons JIF Creamy Peanut Butter

Preparation

Baking Directions:

1. Peel 2 ripe bananas and cut into 1-inch slices. Freeze bananas for at least 1 hour, then remove from freezer and put into blender.2. Add 4 rounded tablespoons of peanut butter, 1 teaspoon of honey, and blend well.3. Spoon mixture onto graham cracker and place another graham cracker on top (should make 4 sandwiches).4. Put sandwiches in freezer until mixture is frozen solid.©/® The J.M. Smucker Company

Magnificent mole chicken torta

Ingredients

  • Sandwich

    • 3/4 cup pulled rotisserie chicken, heated
    • 1 slice Monterey Jack cheese, halved
    • 1 bolillo roll, sliced lengthwise
    • 3 avocado slices
    • 1/2 cup thinly sliced lettuce
    • 1/8 cup chopped tomato
    • Dollop of sour cream (optional)
  • Sauce

    • Cooking spray
    • 2 tablespoons minced onion
    • 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
    • 2 tablespoons JIF Chocolate Flavored Hazelnut Spread
    • 1/3 cup condensed tomato soup
    • Juice of half a lime (about 2 Tbsp.)
    • 1/4 cup chopped green chili peppers
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried cilantro

Preparation

Baking Directions:

1. Generously spray a small sauce pot with cooking spray, and sauté minced onion and garlic over medium-high heat until tender.2. Stir in 2 tablespoons of Jif Chocolate Flavored Hazelnut Spread, tomato soup, lime juice, cumin, cilantro and green chili peppers. Bring to a boil and simmer on low heat for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. 3. Remove sauce from heat. Toss half the sauce with pulled chicken, and place mixture on the bottom half of the roll.4. Top with cheese slices and place sandwich open-faced under a toaster oven or broiler for 2-3 minutes until cheese melts. Remove sandwich from oven, and place sliced avocado on top of melted cheese.5. Then, add lettuce, tomatoes, a dollop of sour cream (optional), and the top half of roll. Use remaining sauce as extra sauce for the sandwich if desired, or to make another sandwich. ©/™/® The J.M. Smucker Company

Peanut butter pear-ot

Ingredients

    • 1 pear, shredded
    • 1 medium carrot, shredded
    • 1/4 cup craisins
    • 1 celery stalk, sliced thin
    • 1 teaspoon chopped dry roasted peanuts
    • 2 whole wheat flatbread wraps
    • 2 tablespoons JIF Natural Creamy Peanut Butter
    • 2 tablespoons JIF Chocolate Flavored Hazelnut Spread

Preparation

Baking Directions:

1. In medium bowl, mix together Jif Creamy Peanut Butter, pear, carrot, celery, and craisins.2. Divide mixture between two flatbread wraps. Wrap snugly, Cut each wrap in half.3. Spread Jif Chocolate Flavored Hazelnut Spread on cut halves of wraps, and sprinkle on chopped peanuts.4. Prepare to delight your taste buds! Don't forget to share with a friend. This recipe makes two Peanut Butter Pear-ots.

Apple fries peanut butter surprise

Ingredients

    • 1 (8 inch) flour tortilla
    • 1 large apple
    • 3 tablespoons JIF Creamy Peanut Butter
    • 1 tablespoon granola (small chunks)
    • 1 tablespoon mini chocolate chips

Preparation

Baking Directions:

1. Lay tortilla flat on plate. Spread 2 tablespoons of Jif Peanut Butter in the shape of a 4-inch circle in the top center of the tortilla (start about 2 inches down from the top). 2. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of granola and 1 tablespoon of mini chocolate chips on top of the peanut butter (lightly pat them in).3. Cut one apple into "fries," so they look like French fries. Lay apple fries vertically on top of the peanut butter circle. Place all apples on top of peanut butter, even on top of each other. 4. Spread the remaining 1 tablespoon of peanut butter to line the edges of the entire bottom half of the tortilla.5. Fold bottom half of tortilla up to cover half of the apple fries. Take the right side of the tortilla and fold it in. Take the left side and fold it in as well, overlapping the right side. Dab some peanut butter to "glue" the sides together.6. To eat: Pull the apple fries out one by one, or eat it like a sandwich ©/™/® The J.M. Smucker Company

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