Celebrate National PB&J Day this April with a new set of menu items!
By: Lauren Landry


Celebrate National PB&J Day this April with a new set of menu items!

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Did you know that April 2 is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day? We Americans celebrate this classic food favorite to remember the origins of this nutty and sweet snack of our childhood. And here’s another trivia for you – the average American will have eaten over 2,000 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches by the time they graduate from high school. This proves that PB&J sandwiches are a classic favorite and deserve to be celebrated!

So as a food business, you can pique your customers' interest by offering limited-edition menu items inspired by this classic food favorite. Here are some PB&J-inspired drinks and snacks that you can try for your food business today:


PB&J Drink 1: Peanut Butter Milk Tea with Popping Pearls

The Peanut Butter Milk Tea with Popping Pearls is easy to make and would only need a few boba supplies and ingredients. Reminiscent of the Nutella Boba Milk Tea, this drink will need classic peanut butter instead of hazelnut. This extra creamy and hearty drink can also be offered in different flavors by using different popping pearls.

What are the ingredients of Peanut Butter Milk Tea with Popping Pearls?

- Black tea leaves- Unsweetened peanut butter
- Milk
- Popping Pearls – Strawberry, Blueberry, Pomegranate
- Ice

How can you make Peanut Butter Milk Tea with Popping Pearls?

Brew the black tea leaves and let cool. Pour milk and a dollop of peanut butter into a blender and blend until smooth. Once the tea has cooled, pour it into the cup filled with ice together with the peanut butter and milk mixture, then stir. Top off with the popping pearls with the flavor of your choice. Serve with a giant straw.


PB&J Drink 2: Peanut Butter Punch

The Peanut Butter Punch is perfect for kids and the kids-at-heart. It features a creamy peanut butter taste with vanilla and nutmeg. What makes this drink even better is that it is topped off with crunchy peanut butter candies or chocolates and strawberry slices.

 What are the ingredients of Peanut Butter Punch?

- Evaporated milk
- Filtered water
- Peanut butter
- DaVinci Sugar-Free Vanilla Syrup
- Peeled ripe banana
- Monin Sugar-Free Chocolate Syrup
- Ice
- Freshly grated nutmeg
- Peanut butter candies
- Strawberry slices

How can you make Peanut Butter Punch?

Add evaporated milk, water, peanut butter, banana, vanilla syrup, and chocolate syrup to a blender. Blend for about ten seconds until smooth, then pour into a cup filled with ice. Garnish with grated nutmeg, crushed peanut butter candies, and strawberry slices. Serve with a regular-sized straw.


PB&J Drink 3: Peanut Butter and Jelly Milkshake with Boba

Our last drink, the Peanut Butter and Jelly Milkshake with Boba, is perfect for boba lovers. It is your classic milkshake with a unique creamy, nutty, and tart flavor. And because it comes with chewy boba, this drink creates a play of flavors and texture inside your mouth.

 What are the ingredients of Peanut Butter and Jelly Milk Shake with Boba?

- Vanilla ice cream
- Milk
- Peanut butter
- Tea Zone Grape Syrup
- Ice
- Tea Zone Original Tapioca Pearls

How can you make Peanut Butter and Jelly Milk Shake with Boba?

Put all the ingredients except the boba pearls into a blender and blend for about ten seconds until smooth. Put some boba pearls into a cup, then pour the blended mixture over it. Serve with a giant straw.



PB&J Snack 1: Peanut Butter Raspberry Oatmeal Energy Balls

The no-bake Peanut Butter Raspberry Oatmeal Energy Balls are perfect for offering during breakfast. These chewy energy balls are packed with peanut butter and rolled oats and rely on raspberry jam as a sweetener instead of sugar. Plus, they are easy to prepare and make.

What are the ingredients of Peanut Butter Raspberry Oatmeal Energy Balls?

- Rolled oats
- Peanut butter, preferably the runny, smooth kind
- Raspberry jam
- Monin Peanut Butter Syrup

How can you make Peanut Butter Raspberry Oatmeal Energy Balls?

In a microwave-safe bowl, combine your peanut butter, raspberry jam, and peanut butter syrup, then heat in the microwave until warm. Whisk to thoroughly combine and add the rolled oats. Allow cooling slightly, then refrigerate and let sit for about a quarter of an hour. Once cooled, wet your hands (with gloves) lightly with filtered water and form balls. Serve.


PB&J Snack 2: Frozen Peanut Butter Strawberry Bites

This cool, refreshing snack pairs peanut butter and strawberry perfectly. The Frozen Peanut Butter Strawberry Bites are a healthy snack perfect for kids and adults alike with a sweet tooth and require minimal ingredients.

What are the ingredients of Frozen Peanut Butter Strawberry Bites?

- Monin Strawberry Fruit Puree
- Peanut butter
- Whipped cream
- Salt

How can you make Frozen Peanut Butter Strawberry Bites?

Beat the strawberry puree together with the peanut butter until smooth. Fold together with whipped cream, then scoop or pipe the mixture using a resealable plastic bag with a small slit into mini cupcake liners. Then set them in a cake pan to freeze for about an hour. Serve.


PB&J Snack 3: Maple Bacon PB&J Sandwich

The Maple Bacon PB&J Sandwich is a savory, smoky twist on a childhood classic snack. It’s perfect for those without a sweet tooth a prefer a more savory snack. Plus, it’s pretty quick and easy to prepare.

What are the ingredients of Maple Bacon PB&J Sandwich? 

- Bacon
- Peanut butter
- Jelly with the flavor of your choice
- 1883 Maison Routin Maple Syrup
- Sliced sandwich bread

How can you make Maple Bacon PB&J Sandwich?

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the bacon slices on a large baking sheet and bake for about 15 minutes. Brush the bacon with maple syrup and continue baking for five more minutes. Then remove from the oven and let cool. Spread peanut butter and jelly with the flavor of your choice on two slices of bread, preferably slightly toasted. Place the slices of maple-glazed bacon on one bread, then top with the other piece of bread. Serve.

 

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