A Spin on Classic PB&J with Welch’s

I’ve written before about my picky eater – our three year old who does not like to try new foods and tends to stick with what he knows! One staple for him is PB&J! He just loves it and never says no. It’s become my go-to for a good lunch for him. We vary the sandwich from time to time to change it up and add in things like fruit. One variation he loves is a Peanut Butter, Jelly and Banana sandwiches OR a new favorite, Peanut Butter, Jelly & Apple Slices. He really likes the crunch of the apples in the sandwich.

No matter how we vary the sandwich, we like to use Welch’s Natural Spread. Our favorite is the Welch’s Natural Strawberry Spread. My son, quite simply loves the taste, and I love that it is made with no high fructose corn syrup, only 6 total ingredients and no artificial flavors or colors. It has a great,natural taste that makes for a great PB&J sandwich!

Did you know that April 2nd is National PB&J Day?  

It’s only fitting that such a classic combination should have it’s own day to celebrate. You can even enter the  PB&J Your Way Facebook Contest from Welch’s. If you share your creative spin on the classic sandwich, you could win $500 and a one year supply of Grape Jelly! 50 others will also win a sandwich keeper.

The idea of a creative spin on PB&J inspired us to bake our favorite Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookies! We use a simple, peanut butter cookie dough combined with Welch’s Strawberry or Raspberry Spread.  They are made like a traditional thumbprint cookie – and they are like eating a mini peanut butter and jelly sandwich. My son and husband love these. You can see a little bit more about how we make these cookies in the video below!


Have you taken a spin on this classic combination? 

What is your favorite way to prepare your PB&J?


Disclosure: 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.



  1. Peanut butter and jelly cookies sound like a great idea!

    As usual, you are very smart about researching everything, and finding the best/safest products for your kids. I will go check out the strawberry spread at our local market:)

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