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With two kids in school full-time, I make a lot of peanut butter & jelly sandwiches. After all, it’s a quick, easy lunch solution that the kids really love. However, I love getting creative in the kitchen and I decided to put my own spin on the classic PB&J sandwich. Today’s recipe is for a multi-layered Peanut Butter & Jelly Crepe Cake, featuring Smucker’s® Squeeze™ Reduced Sugar Strawberry Fruit Spread and Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter with Omega-3 DHA & EPA.
As a kid, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were my favorite lunchbox meal for so many years. Let’s face it… the pairing of savory peanut butter with sweet fruit-flavored jelly is a perfect match. My mom told me I was a pretty picky eater as a kid, but PB&J sandwiches were always a hit with me. Now my daughters are both following in my footsteps. While I wouldn’t necessarily say they’re picky eaters, I can say with certainty that they both absolutely adore peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!
Last week, instead of making another sandwich as usual, I decided to whip up something creative. This crepe cake consists of over a dozen individual crepes, which are stacked high and layered with peanut butter & jelly. This treat is quick and easy to prepare but totally looks festive & fancy. My kind of recipe!
Here’s a sneak peek at the finished product:
Peanut Butter & Jelly Crepe Cake
Gather the ingredients for this recipe: eggs, flour, milk, Smucker’s® Squeeze™ Reduced Sugar Strawberry Fruit Spread and Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter with Omega-3 DHA & EPA. I love that this peanut butter is enhanced with Omega-3 DHA & EPA – these fatty acids are so beneficial for overall wellness. Plus, this fruit spread contains reduced levels of sugar, which is something I appreciate. Scroll all the way down for the detailed recipe directions.
Combine all the ingredients in a high-powered blender or food processor.
Blend ingredients together until the mixture is smooth and free of lumps.
*Note: You can choose to manually whisk the ingredients together, but using the food processor results in a smoother batter. With a food processor, the resulting crepes will have a better texture. Notice the little bubbles on the surface of the blended batter- that’s what you want to see!
Spray a frying pan with nonstick spray (alternatively, you can brush on a thin layer of butter) and place over medium heat. Pour about 1/3 cup of the batter into the pan and quickly swirl the batter all around the pan to cover the entire surface area. Cook for about 3-5 minutes.
*Tip: When you see bubbles starting to form on the top of the crepe, it’s ready to flip.
Flip the crepe using a flat spatula. Cook on the other side for just another minute or two.
If you use 12″ pan, this recipe will yield about 15-18 crepes. If you use a smaller 9″ pan, you will have more crepes. Create a nice stack of your crepes. Notice the golden brown color and delicate texture of the crepes.
Now, it’s time to gather Smucker’s® Squeeze™ Reduced Sugar Strawberry Fruit Spread and Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter with Omega-3 DHA & EPA. We will be spreading peanut butter onto one crepe and fruit spread onto the next crepe, alternating all the way up the stack.
This Jif® peanut butter is my family’s favorite. The smooth, creamy texture makes it a breeze to spread onto sandwiches, crepes, waffles, and more. It didn’t even rip these delicate crepes. Plus, this peanut butter has a fresh roasted peanut taste that is irresistible.
For the fruit spread layers, this Smucker’s® squeeze-able bottle made it so easy to apply to the crepes. It adds the ideal bit of sweetness. I love that it’s made with real fruit.
Continue spreading the peanut butter & jelly onto the crepes and stacking them high. Here is the finished product. Doesn’t it look so fun and festive? I have made plenty of desserts over the years, but this one was so easy to make and looks so amazingly fancy!
With Smucker’s® Squeeze™ Reduced Sugar Strawberry Fruit Spread and Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter with Omega-3 DHA & EPA, getting back to the everyday routine after holiday break has been easy. This is a fun recipe that I feel good about serving to my family.
To serve it, I simply cut a slice. I love seeing all the different layers filled with delicious peanut butter & jelly! Each slice is perfect as an after-school snack or even placed in a lunchbox for a fun, unique meal.
This crepe cake has been pretty popular around our household recently and for good reason- the delicate crepes pair so well with the savory peanut butter & sweet fruit spread.
If you’re looking to put a fun spin on peanut butter & jelly sandwiches in your household, be sure to try this recipe. The great taste is sure to be a winner with your kids, too!
Don’t forget to take advantage of this coupon offer here, where you can save $.50 off each individual product (there’s a bonus $1 if you buy both). This offer begins on 12/31 and ends on 2/3. Look for Jif® peanut butter and Smucker’s® fruit spread at your local ShopRite store. I visit the store at least once a week and I love the great everyday value on my family’s grocery essentials there.
- 1 bottle Smucker's® Squeeze™ Reduced Sugar Strawberry Fruit Spread
- 1 jar Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter with Omega-3 DHA & EPA
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 2.5 cups milk
- 6 tbsp butter, melted
- 8 eggs
- 1. Place the flour, sugar, milk, butter and eggs in a food processor. Blend until smooth.
- 2. Pour 1/3 cup of batter into a greased frying pan. Cook for 3-5 minutes.
- 3. Flip the crepe. Cook for another 1-2 minutes. Continue creating crepes using all the prepared batter.
- 4. Spread the peanut butter & jelly between the various crepe layers, alternating between each one.
- 5. Slice the crepe cake to serve.
- Optional: Top with fresh strawberries.
Pick up Smucker’s® Squeeze™ Reduced Sugar Strawberry Fruit Spread & Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter with Omega-3 DHA & EPA and put your own spin on the classic PB&J sandwich. Do you like crepes? Have you ever made a crepe cake?