Whether you're studying out of state or living far away from your family, we all get a little homesick. And there’s nothing quite like the classic PB&J sandwich that gives you a little piece of home, wherever you eat it. Most PB&J lovers can probably agree that the childhood favorite brown bag staple needs little, if any, improvement.
I mean what’s not to love? PB&J is for every type of person. For the less culinary savvy, it’s easy to make; for the busy and active, it’s easy to pack; for the indecisive, it’s both sweet and savory, and for everyone else, it’s just delicious.
But what if there was a way to make this childhood treat taste even more like home? Spoiler alert: there is! We’ve heard about all sorts of creative ways to upgrade the simple and perfect PB&J. From PB&J French toast to PB&J pizza, the possibilities can take your palate all over the world.
In partnership with Smucker's®, we’ve rounded up some recipes that quite literally hit home. Here are some PB&J recipes that definitely win that hometown glory gold.
Iowa Corn Style PB&J Popcorn
Iowans can get their crunchy corn
fix and satisfy any PB&J cravings with some tasty
PB&J popcorn. It may be a super simple addition, but sweet and
savory popcorn complements PB&J a-MAIZE-ingly with its packed-in flavorful crunch. Corny puns not included.
Tex-Mex PB&J Banana Burritos
Spice up your burrito bites by forever changing the Tex-Mex snack game with this classic PB&J transformation. It may not actually be spicy, but it's a PB&J burrito, for crying out loud. Yum, y'all.
Boston PB&J Marshmallow Salad
Aside from revolution, tea parties, and a rich history during which our nation's freedom was founded, Boston has so graciously given us something arguably much better: marshmallow creme, my friends. This cloud-like and heavenly gooey goodness revolutionizes the PB&J game, in typical Boston revolutionary fashion. Make that into a PB&J salad and you have yourself the perfect treat to bring to any tea party.
Maine Peanut Butter And Jelly Mousse Parfait With Maple Syrup
Take everything you love about PB&J, pack it up in a portable jar, and travel up North to have yourself a little picnic in Maine with this French-inspired parfait. OK, so you may not exactly be in France, but Canada's just a stone's throw away. And if you really want to up your Maine game, drizzle on some mouth-watering maple syrup. Bon appétit!
New Orleans-Style PB&J Beignet
Missing the unrivaled hospitality of the Deep South? Easily take your PB&J back down to that Southern comfort with this deep-fried PB&J recipe. Imagine that perfect flavor combo that had you first falling in love with the PB&J, and now imagine all that quadrupled. You have yourself a PB&J beignet.
California PB&J Sushi Rolls
Take your PB&J to an elevated level of nostalgic and sophisticated bliss by way of some California-inspired sushi rolls. These adorable, bite-sized rolls deliver your favorite childhood flavor combo in a fancy little way that's easy to make and fun to eat. Chopsticks optional.
This post is sponsored by Smucker's®.