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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16 comments:

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

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

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

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

    Linda

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  5. 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.
















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  6. 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.

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

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  8. Oh yummy! Enjoy your time away!

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

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  10. these look absolutely delicious!!! so yummy

    www.itsthelittlethingsblog.blogspot.com

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

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

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  13. 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

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  14. 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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  15. You made some good points there. I did a search on the matter and found the majority of people will consent with your blog.

    Shan
    www.gofastek.com

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  16. I was so impressed with the recipe that you've shared and i want to see more of your recipes .Please keep posted.

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