Today we celebrate two culinary ingredients that came together and formed a marriage that has endured for more than a century. Observed annually on April 2, it’s Peanut Butter & Jelly Day.
Their union is the perfect balance of savory and sweet, from smooth and creamy to satisfyingly crunchy. And they didn’t forget the health conscious because their all-natural varieties contain no added sugars.
You can’t go wrong when pairing jelly with peanut butter, whether your flavor is strawberry or grape. Sandwiches are favorite lunchbox companions and go-to snacks for midnight munchies.
The flavor inspires recipes for everything from smoothies and waffles to doughnuts and muffins. Consider preparing a celebratory breakfast.
If you’re out on the town tonight, stop by the nearest bar to have a peanut butter & jelly shot. This drink combines liqueurs to replicate the flavor in a potion your mother never packed in your lunchbox thermos.
Would you rather stay home tonight? Think outside the breadbox and serve up combinations of the duo for dinner. Create recipes that will kick the classic sandwich up a few gourmet notches.
However you choose to celebrate Peanut Butter & Jelly Day, grab a spoon, knife or shot glass and propose a toast to this very creative couple.