Peanut Butter and Banana Bunny Wrap

Peanut Butter and Banana Bunny Wrap

With Betsy’s peanut butter and jelly banana bunny wraps you can toss the bread and use veggies instead, optimize your diet and go green!  These are not only healthy and delicious but fun for kids to make and eat too!  Don’t let the green fool you, these taste like the original PB&J just a lot lighter and NUTritious!

Recipe Ingredients:

1 T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter

1 collard green, stem removed

1 banana, peeled

1 T Jam

Step By Step Bunny Wrap Recipe Directions:

Step 1Take a collard green leaf and with a sharp knife slice down the stem from end to top of leaf to make it thinner so it is easier to wrap.

Step 2: Place banana in the center of the collard so it is right on top of the stem from one end to the other. 

Step 3: Add nut or seed butter on one side of the banana and the jam on the other. 

Step 4: Start from the jam end and fold over the banana and start to roll towards the peanut butter end. 

Step 5: You can eat whole or slice in bite size pieces!  Enjoy! 

Betsy continues her mission to take the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich to new healthy gourmet heights.  What do you think of her PB&J Banana Bunny Wrap?  Is this a recipe you will make for your kids?  We hope you’ll share a photo of your homemade bunny wrap on social media,

 

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The PB&J Goes Gourmet – Join the Photo Contest

The PB&J Goes Gourmet – Join the Photo Contest

Known as the All-American food and probably the most popular sandwich combo with kids, the peanut butter and jelly (aka PB&J) sandwich is still a winner. I remember this as the first meal I learned to prepare as a child, and I am sure many of you share the same story.

In fact the PB&J sandwich was the inspiration behind developing the Betsy’s Best brand. My daughter was a picky three-year old, and she refused to eat the all-natural peanut butter I’d bring home from the store. As a frustrated mother and unsure of what she would take to school, the hunt began for a nut butter she would eat. No jar I brought home would temp her taste buds. Out of desperation to create a peanut butter and jelly sandwich she would enjoy, Betsy’s Best peanut butter was developed. Now it is shared by all….including my daughter.

Even though I am grown up now, I am still in love with my childhood favorite, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I know others agree.  Some foods you just don’t grow out of.  Heck, even many National Basketball Association players enjoy a PB&J sandwich before games!  However I discovered that my taste buds matured as an adult, and I’m finding really creative ways to enjoy my favorite combo.

This summer I want to celebrate and shed light back on the peanut butter and jelly sandwich that we all loved as children.

Why does PB&J have to be just for kids?

Why not make a grown-up version for all of us to enjoy?

I encourage you to put on your thinking caps and think outside the box on some creative ways to enjoy PB&J. Try a different nut butter or even a seed butter. To make a  crazy jelly combo, add bacon or herbs and seasonings for a real twist.

Join our PB&J Photo Contest

Snap a picture of your creation and send it to us to be entered into the Betsy’s Best PB&J Gourmet Photo Contest.  You might even win 12 jars of Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters. Join us in the fun. Feel like a kid again and take a bite out of your All-American favorite sandwich!

Join the Betsy's Best PB&J Goes Gourmet Photo Contest

Prizes:

1st Place: (1 winner) A year’s supply of Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters (12 jars)

2nd Place: (1 runner-up) Six jars of Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters

3rd – 10th Place: (8 winners) One  jar of their favorite Betsy’s Best

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Peanut Butter & Cranberry Jelly Sandwich with Manchego

Peanut Butter & Cranberry Jelly Sandwich with Manchego

Betsy’s peanut butter and cranberry jelly sandwich puts new twist on the classic PB&J. Manchego cheese and our cinnamon PB turns good into gourmet! Think outside the box on a traditional sandwich and marry flavors in a whole new way. Give this toasted sandwich a try.  The amazing combination of gourmet flavors will tantalize your taste buds.  #LoveAtFirstTaste!

Recipe Ingredients:

1 T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter

2 slices whole grain bread

1oz slice Manchego cheese

1 T cranberry jam

 

Peanut Butter and Cranberry Jelly Sandwich Recipe Directions:

Step 1: Spread Betsy’s Best Gourmet Peanut Butter on one slice of bread.

Step 2: Top with Manchego cheese.

Step 3: Spread the cranberry jam on the other slice.

Step 4: Toast sandwich in a Panini press, or toast in skillet until cheese is melted.

Step 5: Enjoy your gourmet PB&J experience!

Please let us know what you think of Betsy’s gourmet PB&Js!  Her peanut butter and cranberry jelly sandwich with Manchego cheese is a favorite in her house.  We hope you enjoy it, too.

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What is an Unwich?

What is an Unwich?

Are you wondering “what is an unwich?” Bread-less sandwiches, known as an “unwich”, are a new way to make your meals less guilty.  An unwich is where you forgo the bread and use veggies instead. Are you nuts? A sandwich isn’t a sandwich without the bread…or is it?

Reasons to Try an Unwich:

It’s time to take that sandwich and make it healthier for you. No matter how you stuff it, wrap it, or slap it together, tossing the bread and using veggies instead gives you an extra serving of greens and can help you shed some of those extra pounds left over from the winter.

Here are some great bread replacements:

 

  • Boston bib lettuce for a wrap
  • Collard green leaf for a wrap
  • A mock bun with a Portobello mushroom
  • Hollow out a cucumber or zucchini to make an unwich boat
  • Use cucumber discs for a mini appetizer dish
  • Stuff a tomato or pepper with your favorite spread.

There are so many possibilities, and being creative is all part of the fun!

Try one of our unique recipes and see a PB&J sandwich get a facelift, We are crazy about Betsy’s “Bunny” unwich made with Betsy’s Best Gourmet Peanut Butter (pictured above). Wrap it up and give it a try—once you take a bite you will know why! So, what is an unwich? It’s a healthy and delicious way to enjoy guilt free sandwiches! They’re also naturally gluten-free!

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Patriotic Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches

Patriotic Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches

A perfect treat to beat the heat!  Betsy’s white chocolate dipped peanut butter ice cream sandwiches are not only pretty but delicious too!  These don’t have to just be for 4th of July, but can be dipped in any sprinkle combo you want!

Recipe Ingredients:

1 Cup Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter

1 c brown sugar

1 large egg

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 c chocolate chips

Ice cream

1 c baking chips, white chocolate

Red sprinkles

Blue sprinkles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step By Step Patriotic Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches Recipe Directions:

Step 1Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2: Combine brown sugar, Betsy’s Best Gourmet Peanut Butter, egg, baking soda and stir until mixed.

Step 3: Fold in the chocolate chips.

Step 4: Place on un-greased cookie sheet or parchment paper and bake for 8-10 min.

Step 5: Once removed allow to cool and place in a freezer until hard.

Step 6: When ready to assemble the sandwiches, melt white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl at 50% for 60 seconds.

Step 7: Stir and microwave again at 50% for 30 seconds until melted.

Step 8: Set aside to cool.

Step 9: In 2 separate bowls place red sprinkles in one and blue sprinkles in another.

To assemble: Place ice cream between the 2 cookies and dip in white chocolate.  Dip the bottom of the white chocolate dipped cookie in the blue sprinkles and then set on a wax paper to cool.  With a spoon take some of the white chocolate and cover the section you want to turn red and sprinkle with the red sprinkles.  As soon as the sprinkles are applied place back in the freezer.

Step 10: Enjoy your patriotic peanut butter ice cream sandwiches!

Everybody will remember your 4th of July party thanks to these homemade Patriotic white chocolate dipped peanut butter and ice cream sandwiches.  What ice cream flavor will you use?

Happy Birthday America!!!

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