Tuesday, October 6, 2009

PB&J - The Cup Way

My kids, especially little Fred, love Peanut Butter and Jelly. Ginger loves cheese and we make a lot of grilled cheese. Since Fred isn't a cheese fan, somewhere along the way, we started grilling PBJ's for him. Because why not add a little butter to a fat-laden, sugar-infused food on crappy white bread and fry it up in a pan! So....as you may have guessed...the natural progression in our cup experiments led to PB&J cups (along with some PB & honey cups for good measure.)

The biscuits for this one were big, Grands, honey butter-flavored, flaky biscuits. That's right, honey butter flavored, because Mr. D can't go to the store and come home with simple, standard items like I ask for (eye roll.) They weren't bad with this combination, but I think it would be fine w/ regular biscuits, too. The giant flaky biscuits are able to be separated into four layers since they are so big. Some only separated into 3, I kind of winged it. For the bottoms of all the cups, I used the biggest layers that I separated so they'd have a sturdy bottom. Then, a dollop of grape jelly or a squeeze of honey, then a spoonful of peanut butter. After that, I added a biscuit top and then I brushed the top with a little butter.

I baked them at 350 and the can said to bake for 14-19 minutes. I set the timer for 12 minutes and I didn't think they were done. So I waited two more minutes and that was a tad too long because about 3 or 4 of the cups oozed jelly out. But, overall, most of the cups fully contained the fillings and they were the cutest little things. Got rave reviews from the kiddos, as you might expect. Fred liked the jelly ones best, Ginger loved the honey ones. Mr. D loved them both, as expected, and I tasted one but decided to be an adult and actually ate soup and salad for dinner. Of course, the kids also had peas and yogurt for good measure.

Some pictures of the cuteness:
With jelly and honey blobs.

With added peanut butter blobs.

With tops on.

Golden brown from the oven.

The innards and the outtards.

Peace, Love, and PBJ's,


Mom of Fred and Ginger
Wife of Mr. D
PBJer of Pizzaz


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