I recently had an opportunity to work with Welch’s to help share and celebrate National PB&J Day on April 2nd, as well as the “PB&J Your Way” Facebook Contest (more on that below). We also had a chance to make our own PB&J creation to share with you using Welch’s jelly provided to us. This worked out great, since Welch’s is our jelly/spread of choice. We prefer the flavor over other brands, and I recently learned why; the strawberry spread is made with sweet, vine ripened strawberries, and the concord grape jelly is made with Welch’s very own Concord grapes grown in the US and Canada!
You all know I enjoy cooking, however, when it comes to letting my kids help me in the kitchen (in addition to many things around the house), I’m not always good about it. I’ve been trying to be better though, and took this opportunity to get them involved. They were so excited! Would you believe it if I told you that they’ve never made their own PB&J before??
I don’t know a kid who doesn’t love PB&J. My 2-year-old Connor requests it daily, and if he could eat it for every meal he probably would. They are fans of the normal, plain ol’ PB&J sandwich, but they also love to have it toasted (toast the bread before making the sandwich). It melts the peanut butter and makes the sandwich nice and gooey. A friend of ours recently suggested we start grilling it like we do grilled cheese to make it even gooier and I thought it sounded like a fantastic idea to try!
I got out the Welch’s Strawberry Spread and the Welch’s Concord Grape Jelly- as well as the peanut butter and other necessities- and got the kids started on making their grilled pb&j.
Some struggled to wait until we grilled it to start eating… it’s so hard to resist!!
Simply make the sandwich as you normally do. Then throw some butter in a skillet and grill your PB&J like you would your grilled cheese sandwich.
Check out our video of them making their own Grilled PB&J:
It’s so important to me that my kids eat healthy and learn healthy eating habits early. I always try to give them fruit or veggies with their meals, and so I wanted to get creative and fun with our grilled pb&j. The kids were already excited to try their sandwiches grilled, but when they got to use the dinosaur sandwich cutter (which cuts the sandwich into 2 dinosaurs) and then saw the veggie addition they couldn’t wait to get eating! (I also added banana ‘clouds’ for my boys who like bananas.)
How do you like to make your PB&J? As I mentioned in the beginning of this post, Welch’s is running a Facebook contest “PB&J Your Way”! Simply tell them your creative spin on the classic sandwich for a chance to win $500 and a one year supply of Grape Jelly. Plus 50 people will win a sandwich keeper!! Check out Welch’s for all of the details, and be sure and enter to win! Hurry, contest ends on April 2nd (National PB&J Day)!
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.