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    >>> there's more to a peanut butter sandwich than just jelly. and the jif's most creative sandwich contest is awarding a $25,000 college scholarship to the kid who makes the best sandwich.

    >> we've got matthew , raise your hand, matthew , ashley, raise your hand, jacob, katherine and julia . everybody go back to your stations. we're starting with matthew .

    >> what are you cooking up matthew , what have you got?

    >> i'm cooking up the bananas foster pb and b.

    >> you put peanut butter , bananas and what's your other secret ingredient .

    >> the bananas are carmelized bananas.

    >> of course they are. let's get this out of here, i'm going to do this for you. can i flop this on?

    >> yeah, just do that.

    >> wow, bacon.

    >> while you're putting that there, we're going to try one of these. and we're going to come on down here, thank you, matthew .

    >> i'll put that there.

    >> okay. that's good, very good. this is --

    >> i hwhat's this?

    >> banana cream sandwiches. bananas, peanut butter , honey and chocolate graham crackers .

    >> we have to get in here. how did you think of this idea?

    >> well, i love ice cream . i was trying to think of a healthy and easy way for kids to make a version of an ice cream sandwich .

    >> that's good.

    >> we're so happy to be eating.

    >> thank you,ing an la.

    >> up nextor our friend jacob, ha are you making?

    >> my sandwich is the magnificent mole chicken torta.

    >> where is the peanut butt centre.

    >> i used chocolate hazelnut spread.

    >> where is that?

    >> to make my mole sauce i mixed with the chicken and i added two slices of monterey jack cheese and then you can add avocado, lettuce.

    >> where's the peanut butter ?

    >> just enjoy.

    >> mmmm! good one.

    >> oh my god. how is anyone going to choose.

    >> katherine , katherine . what are we making here?

    >> the peanut butter parrot.

    >> what is in it, i wonder. parrots, carrots, peanut butter , dried-up cranberries and carrots.

    >> excellent.

    >> so you just mushed it all together?

    >> yes.

    >> and you stuck it in a wrap?

    >> yes. and i took the chocolate --

    >> spread. you sprinkled these on top of that?

    >> yes.

    >> and i put it on the outside of that.

    >> and i sprinkled it on both ends.

    >> good one.

    >> now it is messy.

    >> but delicious.

    >> come on down.

    >> julia !

    >> julia . what have we made here?

    >> apple sized peanut butter surprise.

    >> i like that it rhymes.

    >> what is that?

    >> it's a tortilla with peanut butter goes on first and then mini chocolate chips and you have do that. like a dot at the top. kind of like a smiley.

    >> like a smiley.

    >> so can you kind of --

    >> yeah. so it's kind of like glue.

    >> and then what do you do?

    >> the chocolate chips go on. the granola goes on there, also.

    >> and the apples --

    >> in any particular direction?

    >> the apple fries go on here and then you fold it up.

    >> and you eat it.

    >> yes.

    >> thank you. you kids are all, congratulations by the way. however wins, you guys all did a great job.

    >> thank you for coming to

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updated 3/22/2013 12:07:28 PM ET 2013-03-22T16:07:28

Recipe: 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

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.

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Recipe: Banutter cream sandwich

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

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.

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Recipe: 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

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.

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Recipe: 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

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.

Recipe: 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

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

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