My kids eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches ALL. THE. TIME. As in, they eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches just about every day. PB&J sandwiches are easy for me to make for them…so I am not complaining! Peanut butter and Welch’s jelly are pantry staples at my house.
Welch’s Strawberry Spreads are made with with sweet, vine-ripened strawberries. The Concord Grape Jelly and Natural Grape Spread are both made with Welch’s Concord Grapes grown in the USA and Canada. I was so excited last year when Welch’s introduced their new Natural Spreads. Welch’s Natural Spreads contain no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial flavors or colors, and no preservatives.
April 2nd is National PB&J Day!
Welch’s is celebrating National PB&J Day with their PB&J Your Way Facebook Contest. How do you make your PB&J? Tell Welch’s for a chance to win $500 and a year’s supply of Welch’s grape jelly! Plus there are 50 runner up prizes (sandwich keepers)! Hurry and get your entries in because the random winners will be selected on April 3, 2013.
Need a bit of (P)inspiration? Check out my PB&J Pinterest Board for fun ways to use Peanut Butter and Jelly ingredients!
Be sure to follow @Welchs on Twitter and Tweet about the contest using hashtag #PB&JYourWay.
Kids love to help out in the kitchen, especially when it involves baking cookies. We decided to put a spin on the classic PB&J sandwich by making PB&J COOKIES! These flourless cookies are quick and easy. My little chefs can show you how it’s done in about a minute:
Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookies Recipe (flourless)
Makes 24 cookies.
- 2 cups peanut butter
- 4 T. Welch’s Natural Strawberry or Natural Grape Spread
- 1.5 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 T. vanilla
- Mix peanut butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla in a medium bowl.
- Drop peanut butter mixture by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.
- Use a fork to slightly press down the tops of the cookie balls. Use the tip of a wooden spoon to create a small indention in the center of each cookie ball.
- Spoon a small amount of Welch’s Natural Spread onto the center of the cookie ball to cover the hole.
- Bake in a 350 degree oven for 8-11 minutes. We baked ours for 10 minutes and they were done. Remove cookies from oven and allow to cool on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack.
I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Welch’s. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item as a thank-you for participating.