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3 Ingredient Peanut Butter and Jelly Bites

3 Ingredient PB and J Bites! Great for kids and lunch boxes

Peanut butter and jelly: the most infamous kid-food found in lunch boxes everywhere.

I’m making PB&Js a little more fun with these 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter and Jelly Bites. These are the perfect bite-sized snack for little ones and you can substitute any dried fruit and any nut or seed butter to create your own versions.

raisins

With only three ingredients, it’s not hard to make! You take your dried fruit and chop in the Food Processor. Then you can roll the fruit into little bite-sized balls. These are going to be a little sticky, so while you are melting the peanut butter you can pop them in the freezer.

Any dried fruit can be the "jelly" in these 3 Ingredient PB and J Bites.

After trying my hand at making truffles dipped in chocolate, I can tell you peanut butter is like a dream to melt. So easy! Drop each dried fruit ball in the melted peanut butter and tap the excess off. You can then roll it in crushed graham crackers or Nilla wafers.

So…..

dried fruit = the jelly

peanut butter = well, peanut butter

graham crackers = the bread

voila! Peanut butter and Jelly Bites!

"Jelly" in Peanut Butter

I would probably store these PB&J Bites in the fridge or at least out of warm places. If the peanut butter melts, it sure wouldn’t be a kid-friendly food anymore!

Let me know if you try any other variations!

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter and Jelly Bites

Ingredients

2 cups raisins or any dried fruit
1 cup peanut butter or any nut/seed butter
1 cup crushed graham crackers or Nilla wafers

Instructions

  1. Chop the raisins in the food processor.
  2. Roll the raisin mixture into small bite-sized balls and place in the freezer.
  3. In a saucepan, melt the peanut butter over medium low heat.
  4. Drop each dried fruit ball into the peanut butter and pick up with a fork. You can tap off the excess peanut butter.
  5. Drop the peanut butter balls into the crushed graham crackers to coat.
  6. Keep in a cool place.
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PB & J Bites. Only 3 Ingredients. You can use any dried fruit and any nut/seed butter. Great for lunch boxes and snacks!
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Hot Caramel Apple Cocktail

Hot Caramel Apple Cocktail. The ultimate fall drink to keep you warm.

I’m always looking for new go-to recipes for entertaining. I don’t want anything with a long list of ingredients or something that takes a long time to make, because that’s impractical for me with three kids. I usually have a few tried-and-true recipes (like this apple dip and this asian salad) to make and bring with me to potlucks and get-togethers, but I wanted an easy drink for entertaining during the cold months.

Ya, it sure gets cold here in Iowa!

Every Thanksgiving, my Grandma always has a little crockpot (the same one she’s had since her early marriage years) full of spiked apple cider. This is the one and only day of the year that she serves alcohol and it’s become a sweet, little tradition.

My sister and I created a different version of this fall drink, but still thrown together and served in the slow cookerHeating the drink on low allows the flavors to come together while keeping it warm for guests.

Don’t forget about the coolest part! Serve the drink with the famous Caramel Apple Pops (I remember loving these as a kid!) Use the suckers to stir, but don’t just let them sit in the piping hot drink for too long or they will come off of the sticks.

Caramel Apple Cocktail in the Slow Cooker

Hot Caramel Apple Cocktail

1 quart + 1 1/2 cups apple cider
1 1/2 cups Apple liqueur
1 cup spiced rum
1/2 cup caramel-flavored syrup
3 apples, chopped
4 cinnamon sticks
Caramel Apple Suckers (optional)

  1. Place everything in the slow cooker (except the suckers). Cook on the low setting for 1-2 hours. Serve warm.

Hot Caramel Apple Cocktail (kept warm in the slow cooker) use a Caramel Apple Pop to stir!
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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Tiramisu

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough "Tiramisu"

So, I think that I’m going to put a little disclaimer at the beginning of this recipe to let you know that this. is. not. healthy. and my motto has and always will be everything in moderation. You’ll find recipes on my blog like homemade spaghetti sauce seasoning, whole wheat mixed berry shortcakes and healthy lunchbox ideas, but then you’ll also find recipes like apple crisp with snickerdoodle cookie crust, chocolate covered strawberry OREO truffles and brownie smores made with Peeps.

Pumpkin + Jello + Cool Whip

I only call this “tiramisu” because the pumpkin, pudding and Cool Whip mixture soaks into the chocolate chip cookies while sitting overnight and creates a delicious cookie dough flavored dessert.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

The trick is to use the store-bought Chips Ahoy cookies (not the chewy version).

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Tiramisu

Layer the Cool Whip mixture and the cookies in a Trifle Bowl or 9×13 pan and layer ending with the whipped topping. Let sit overnight so all of that pumpkin pudding and whipped topping can soak in the cookies!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Tiramisu

1 pkg (3.9oz) instant pudding
(1) 16 oz. of whipped topping
3/4 cup cold milk
1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 family size packages of Chips Ahoy Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Mix the pudding with milk and whisk for 2 minutes.
  2. Fold in the whipped topping, pumpkin puree and cinnamon.
  3. Start layering with the pumpkin mixture, followed by the cookies and continue to the top of the Trifle Bowl or until you’ve used all of your ingredients.
  4. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.

(I used a white chocolate pudding mix and there is only a subtle pumpkin flavor in the dessert. If you like stronger pumpkin flavor, use a pumpkin pie pudding mix and add 1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice instead of the cinnamon).

This dessert is an adaptation of this Kraft recipe called Cookies and Milk Dessert.  I also created a different version (Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Tiramisu) made with espresso and marscapone cheese. There are so many different variations you can do with the pudding flavor and spices! This recipe contains a few Amazon affiliate links. Thank you!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Tiramisu!