Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A New Twist on PB & J

Don't tell my kids that while I am down in S.Florida for a few days this week, I am noshing on Peanut Butter and Jelly..... cupcakes. And since they aren't looking, I am calling it lunch.





Yup, cupcakes. Good ole peanut butter and jelly on a graham cracker crust, topped off with a glass of cold milk.
And boy are they yummy. 


At a barbecue on Sunday, my sister whipped up a batch of these crowd favorite cupcakes, and I just couldn't wait to share the recipe with you.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes
1 package of cream cheese (8 oz)
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1 1/4 graham cracker crumbs
3 tablespoons sugar
1/3 cup of butter
3/4 cup of preserves- your choice. We used strawberry
Cupcake liners

Crust
combine graham cracker crumbs and sugar in a bowl. Stir in butter and mix until thoroughly blended. Spoon a 'healthy' tablespoon into each cupcake liner. Press crumbs with a bottom of a cup to secure and set into place. Set aside crusts.

Peanut Butter Filling
Combine cream cheese and peanut butter in a large bowl and mix until well blended. Add sugar and milk. Mix thoroughly. Spoon peanut butter filling into graham cracker crusts, filling 3/4 full. Spread preserves on top of the cupcakes.
Refrigerate until ready to eat.


Who know's..... perhaps when I go home, I will conveniently forget the bread while shopping and whip up a batch of these for my kids instead..... when they want a PB&J sandwich. 



They are after all..... mom approved!

I am taking a few days to thoroughly enjoy my time with my family and friends in South. Florida.  
I hope you will have a great week too!



Grateful for~
Time with my sisters and family in Florida this week and for hubby and nana holding the fort down back home.




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15 comments:

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

I think these look pretty yummy and should definitely be mom approved. Have a wonderful vacation, Laura. xo Laura

Our Pinteresting Family said...

These look amazing! I hope you are enjoying your trip.

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

Love that you are having a little R&R in Florida....and calling a cupcake "lunch"!

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Enjoy your family time! And those looks yummy ... though, I'm thinking they are NOT Weight Watchers approved. ;)

Linda

Livingandlovinghome said...

PB&J Cupcakes, wow I can't wait to try these. Enjoy your R&R in Florida with friends and family, it is always special when you get to visit, especially in sunny warm Florida.
















Deb Esparza said...

I eagerly await your posts on a daily basis. I really enjoy seeing your beautiful home and inspiring posts. Thanks so much for giving us a little peek inside and sharing with us.

Eclectically Vintage said...

Hope you're polishing it off with a glass of wine - have fun!
Kelly

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Oh yummy! Enjoy your time away!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Nothing like a great PB&J anything with milk!...pinning!...Have fun !!!

Taylor said...

these look absolutely delicious!!! so yummy

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Kelly said...

That looks so good! I've never seen those before. Hope you're having fun in FL!

NanaDiana said...

OMGosh-That looks good and fattening...and wonderful...and fattening. lol YUM!!! xo Diana

At The Picket Fence said...

Those sound amazing!! Totally making these for my family but I know they won't last long in my house. Hope you are having an awesome time!
Vanessa

Tiffany said...

I just pinned this. I love PB& J so I'm super excited to try this. By the way, not sure if I missed it but did you finish your craft room?

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