Grown Up Peanut Butter and Jelly

Published by Deanna Yates on

One of my favorite flavor combinations is peanut butter and jelly. I just love it and never grew out of eating a good pb&j sandwich! However, now that my taste buds are a bit more sophisticated, I thought it would be fun to think of other food combinations that would result in the same great taste I have come to know and love from my favorite childhood sandwich.
Here are 3 grown up peanut butter and jelly versions I tried recently. 
A few months ago when we were in Aspen I got a chance to try this with ice cream. We had two different flavors from two different brands and wanted to do a taste test. The first flavor was peanut butter cup from Boulder Ice Cream. The second flavor was black raspberry chocolate chip from Graeter’s.

Grown up Peanut Butter and Jelly Flavors

The result…delicious! And the addition of chocolate wasn’t too shabby either. Mom never made it like that when I was younger. Hee hee!

Grown up Peanut Butter and Jelly Flavor Combinations

Then the other day I saw a peanut butter and jelly Larabar at the grocery store. Of course I picked it up. Unfortunately, not as good as the ice cream. It just wasn’t as flavorful as other Larabars I have enjoyed in the past.
Peanut Butter and Jelly is a Popular Flavor Combination. Sometimes it's not as good as others.
My third combo is pretty easy to pull off. Grab a bowl of cherries and a bowl of almonds or cashews and snack away. Mmm, mmm, mmm.
Simple Peanut Butter and Jelly Taste, but much Healthier
How about you? Do you have any favorite childhood flavors that you’ve adapted now that you’re older?

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4 Comments

misssrobin · June 25, 2012 at 11:09 am

Okay, that ice cream idea looks super yummy! Thanks for sharing.
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misssrobin · June 25, 2012 at 11:07 am

Okay, that ice cream idea looks super yummy! Thanks for sharing.
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The Dutch Girl · June 22, 2012 at 6:37 am

I am not really a PB&J girl, to be honest. Probably because I am not American. (The rest of the world doesn't understand this American combination of flavors.) My daughter is, though. But I must day, that ice cream combo you made is worth a try.
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