Unique Twists on the Classic PB&J 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...MORE heading back-to-school. 

  • 01 of 08
    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 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 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 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 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 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
    Elizabeth LaBau

    These treats are 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
    Slivinski Photo / Photodisc / Getty Images

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