Project PB&J

Project PB&J

Project PB&J is finally here! For the past two weeks, our bloggers have been working hard to create a tasty peanut butter and jelly sandwich or a peanut butter and jelly baked good. Their creations and inspired recipes are being revealed this week all across the blogosphere, so keep a look out! We will also link up to them on this post, so keep checking back in here and on our Facebook pages (Once Upon A Loaf and She Runs, She Eats) to learn more.

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All recipes will be posted between today, March 26th, and Friday, March 30th. During the weekend, the entries will be judged and winners will be announced on National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day, April 2nd (and also Cindy’s birthday). -Thank you, Christina!

What we’re looking for in the winning recipes is a creative recipe, or a creative adaption to an existing recipe – simply replacing chocolate chips with peanut butter chips won’t cut it.
-Appetizing presentation and photography will go a long way in helping us determine the winners.
-We will be testing any recipes we have questions about, too. Whether or not it’s a sandwich or a baked good, the main ingredients must be peanut or nut butter and jelly or preserves, jam, etc., or fresh or dried fruit. We decided to not require strictly jams and jelly so that the bloggers have more freedom in coming up with a tasty treat.

Project PB&J isn’t just a recipe roundup. The project is also a contest, and we’ve compiled a great list of sponsors who are excited to be a part of it. Two grand prize winners, one in each category (sandwich and baked good) will win a prize pack consisting of -

  • A Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook from Artisan Books
  • One Red Star Yeast prize pack that includes an apron, spatula, bread pan, and yeast strips
  • One jar of preserves from Quince & Apple
  • One jar of Saratoga Peanut Butter
  • One Honey Stingers product of the winner’s choice
  • One running skirt from
  • One 7 Weeks To Fitnessbook
  • A pack of Peanut Butter & Jelly Larabars
  • Moeben Arm Sleeves
  • A Nathan Hydration product
  • A sixpack of Doug’s Nuts

There are also additional random prizes from many of the same sponsors and a few others -

  • A mini bread board and biscuit cutters from Whetstone Woodenware
  • Moleskin Recipe Journals
  • A dough whisk and coupon for a bag of flour from King Arthur Flour

So stay tuned and keep checking back, below. We have an exciting week of peanut butter and jelly-based recipes coming up!

(Pssst…hey you guys, what are you getting me for my birthday? ;) )

Krispy Kreme Peanut Butter Dream Sandwich from The Food Floozie

Peanutty Macaroons from The Food Floozie

Hunka Hunka Burnin’ Love Tart from The Food Floozie

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Cookies from A Little Bit of Everything (Roxana’s Home Baking)

Failure Rebound: Peanut Butter Bundt Cake with Jelly Glaze from Dine and Dish

Peanut Butter and Jelly Dodgers from KatiePhD

Peanut Butter and Jelly Scones from Menus and Meals for Moms

Homemade Fluffernutter Sandwiches by Big Fat Baker

PB&J Creme Brulee from Big Fat Baker

PB&J Pie from Big Fat Baker

PB&J Smoothie from EverydayMaven

Perfect Two-Point Peanut Butter Cookies – Done Three Ways from EverydayMaven

Peanut Butter and Jelly Buns from Ovenmitts

PB&J Cupcakes (Vanilla and Chocolate, too!) from Ovenmitts

Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast Sandwich from Macaroni and Cheesecake

PB&J Bars from Creature of Habit

Mini Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream Cheesecakes from The Sweets Life

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cheesecake Bites from Elegant Made Easy

PB&J Brownies from The Pajama Chef

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cheesecake from Just Forking Around

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes from Cupcake Crusaders

Peanut Butter Quesadillas with Grape Jelly Dipping Sauce from Home Cooking Memories

Almond Butter and Fresh Strawberry Sandwich from Cait’s Plate

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cinnamon Rolls from Runs with Spatulas

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  1. Alyssa @ Everyday Maven says:

    Wow these prizes are AWESOME!!! I am posting my recipes on Wednesday :)

  2. Sheila says:

    So how do we enter??? Or us that to come?

    • Cindy Cindy says:

      Sheila – I emailed you yesterday but just now got a message that it hasn’t been sent but hasn’t bounced back yet, either! So, if you get this please email me at onceuponaloaf [at] gmail. Thanks!

  3. Joanne says:

    Recipe brainstorming is coming to fruition tonight! I’m so excited!

    • Cindy Cindy says:

      We are very excited. Now I’m trying to squeeze in a bread experiment I didn’t plan on because I’ve been inspired by everyone else. Stick to the plan! Or not. Thanks to everyone for lending your time, creativity and sheer genius to Project PB&J!

    • Alyssa @ Everyday Maven says:

      Joanne your cupcakes from last week would have been perfect!

  4. Russell at Chasing Delicious says:

    That is one of the best looking pb&j sandwiches I’ve ever seen. What a cool project! I can’t wait to check them all out.

    • Cindy Cindy says:

      Hi, Russell! Thanks for checking us out. Now I’m checking you out over at Chasing Delicious! You should make a Big Bubba for yourself this weekend. :)

  5. beti says:

    that’s the perfect peanut butter and jelly sandwich

  6. Averie @ Averie Cooks says:

    This is like my dream day and I didn’t know about it. I LOVE PB and this is a great concept!

    New to your blog..found you from Big Fat Baker’s post on this!

    • Cindy Cindy says:

      Hi, Averie! I recognize your photo. :) Thanks for coming over to check out PPB&J! Stay tuned, because I’m posting another totally delish pb&j recipe from my new fave cookbook today, which I will also review.

  7. Terra says:

    I so wish I wasn’t traveling this week, I would have totally contributed to the fun PB & J fun:-) I look forward to reading all the fun enteries! Hugs, Terra

    • Cindy Cindy says:

      Terra, we sure do to – we’d love to have you have joined us! However, we’ll be doing more contests like this this summer. Helps everyone stretch their creativity and get to know each other (or shall I say ME get to know everyone)! Safe traveling home this week!

  8. Christina says:

    I love seeing all these PB&J-inspired recipes rolling in!

  9. The Wimpy Vegetarian says:

    It’s March 30, 10:23pm, here in California. Am I too late to enter something? I have a great chocolate cake with PB&J filling and frosting on my site I’d love to enter if I can. It’s at If I’m too late, or doing this all wrong, I apologize and wish you much luck on the contest. Glad I found your great blog anyway!!

    • Cindy Cindy says:

      Hi, Susan! I just sent you an email…your cake looks amazing!

      • The Wimpy Vegetarian says:

        Thanks so much Cindy! I got your email and completely understand the rules better now. Thanks for the offer to include a link on your FB page. I’m so glad I found your site – I’ll be ready now for your next challenge! Have a great weekend, and thanks also for the follow :-)

  10. Grace (Graceful Eats) says:

    I have a feeling I missed entering the challenge – so sad! I love PB&J!! Oh well…still looking forward to seeing everyone’s amazing creations. :)

  11. Averie @ Averie Cooks says:

    I know I’m a year late (just found your blog) but I just wrote a cookbook about…peanut butter! I love the stuff and if you do this again this year, email me. How fun!


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