Unique Twists on the Classic Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Whether you're team "crunchy" or "creamy," there's no denying that the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich is perennially satisfying lunch combo. If you've got a craving for PB&J, don't reach for the white bread—instead, try one of these unique bites that incorporate the sweet and savory flavors. These recipes are a great way to celebrate National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day on April 2nd (yes, that is a thing), or to get the little ones excited about heading back-to-school. 

  • 01 of 08

    PB&J Breakfast Waffle

    Peanut butter jelly breakfast waffle
    Leah Maroney

    PB&J for breakfast? This easy recipe combines peanut butter and fresh blueberries for a sweet start to your day. 

  • 02 of 08

    Peanut Butter, Guava & Simple Squares Organic Protein Wrap

    Peanut butter guava wrap recipe
    Grilled Cheese Social

    When we think of PB&J, we typically go for old standbys like grape or strawberry jelly. This tasty wrap features guava jam alongside peanut butter, banana, and granola for a tropical twist. 

  • 03 of 08

    Peanut Butter and Jelly Fudge

    Peanut butter jelly fudge recipe
    Elizabeth LaBau

    This smooth, creamy fudge combines the flavors of peanut butter and your favorite type of jam for a delicious after-dinner treat. 

  • 04 of 08

    Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies

    Peanut butter jelly thumbprint cookies
    Peggy Trowbridge Filippone

    The thumbprint cookie's take on the classic flavor duo. 

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  • 05 of 08

    Peanut Butter and Jelly Chocolate Cups

    Peanut butter jelly cups
    Elizabeth LaBau

    Reese's has nothing on these bite-size peanut butter cups. A layer of jam takes these classic candies to the next level.

  • 06 of 08

    Peanut Butter and Jelly Pops

    Peanut butter jelly pops
    Elizabeth LaBau

    These cake pops are a cinch to make—store-bought donut holes cut down on baking time and your favorite jars of peanut butter and jelly provide the filling.

  • 07 of 08

    Strawberry Peanut Butter Bites

    Strawberry peanut butter bites
    Elizabeth LaBau

    These treats are filled with creamy peanut butter and chocolate for a fun spin on the traditional chocolate-covered strawberry. 

  • 08 of 08

    Peanut Butter Jelly Shot

    Peanut butter and jelly shot

    The Spruce


    Sorry kids, this one is just for the grown-ups. Mix Frangelico and Chambord for a PB&J that won't stick to the roof of your mouth. And yes, it does taste just like the sandwich!