Want to really show off with your next dessert offering? Well then, you’ll definitely want to make this cake. It looks like a pretty normal cake on the serving plate, but once cut into, the amazing interior is exposed. Composed of 10 thin stacked cakes, each sandwiched with a layer of White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter frosting, this is “frosting with the cake,” a delightful treat that begs for a glass of milk. It’s a peanut butter-ized version of a famous cake from Maryland (actually, if you want to get technical, it’s the Official State Dessert!) called Smith Island Cake, which is given out as the prize during community events. But no need to sing and dance when you’ve got this recipe–everyone’s a winner!
Everyone knows that Elvis loved his Peanut Butter and Banana sandwiches. We’ve taken that classic and turned it into a decadent French toast sandwich! A peanut butter sandwich is dipped in batter and then cooked until crisp. The peanut butter and jelly become a wonderful and gooey mixture that will make anyone swoon.
I’m not saying that you should totally ignore chocolate on Valentine’s Day. But…why not also include a cake that is more fun to make with a partner: the Peanut Butter and Jelly Roll! If you’ve ever made a Jelly Roll cake at home, you know that it can be hard to handle the rolling of the cake while baking solo–so why not employ your Valentine with this most delicious task? You’ll be rewarded with a delicately spongy cake which gives way to a rich, deliciously smooth white chocolate peanut butter filling, beautifully paired with sweet strawberry jelly. Bonus points if you roll it into the shape of a heart! This is an adaptation of a classic Jelly Roll recipe I discovered in Taste of Home.
There’s nothing quite as elegant as a profiterole stuffed with light and airy pastry cream. Add smooth, white chocolate peanut butter into that equation and it reaches for divine. They’re not as hard as they look either!
After taking my first bite of this creamy dessert, words simply failed me. As a writer I searched my vocabulary and I couldn’t find words to adequately describe the taste and flavor of this light dessert. Luscious? Well yes. But more than that. Tantalizing? You bet. Melt-in-your-mouth? It does.
No matter how you choose to describe it I encourage you to try it for yourself. A layer of creamy peanut butter flavored mousse made with White Chocolate peanut butter is a special treat to be shared with loved ones. Top it with a drizzle of peanut butter flavored caramel sauce and it takes it up another notch. One bite and you will be at a loss for words yourself. Instead, you’ll just sigh with satisfaction…and there’s nothing wrong with that.
I have a total confession to make. I didn’t eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich until I was 25 years old. It was never on my radar, growing up Asian in the Midwest. True, in grade school, all my friends seem to pack them in their lunches but to me that seemed a bit gross, the idea of a sticky peanut butter and super sweet gooey jelly on a white bread. Not appealing.
I changed my mind when I had my first bite of one on a ski trip in Tahoe, and everyone decided to save some money and make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the slopes. Something about the earthy peanut butter worked so well with the juicy jelly. I rarely eat them now, but they definitely inspired this elevated pie, which uses real Concord grapes and a rich white chocolate peanut butter crust. Perfect for when you want to be a kid, without looking like one.
I use tapioca starch (otherwise known as tapioca flour) as the thickener in this pie. If you don’t have any, you can substitute cornstarch at a 1:1 ratio, but the pie filling may look a little more cloudy. This pie takes a little bit of work to make, because you have to press the concord grapes through a metal sieve to remove the seeds and skin. If you are lucky enough to have a food mill, you can use that and save yourself some elbow grease. Either way, the pie will invoke a nostalgic sense of childhood, biting into a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Well, most people’s childhoods at least, not mine.
No-bake cookies are a wonderful way to produce a delicious treat without all the hassle of mixing and baking. To make these delicate peanut butter cookies you boil all of the ingredients for a minute, then let the batter chill until they are ready to enjoy. The absence of flour also makes them perfect for those allergic to wheat because they are naturally gluten-free.
If you like peanut butter cookies, these tartlets are for you – the crust is basically a peanut butter cookie! For a nice balance of flavors, the peanut butter cookie shells are filled with apricot preserves and drizzled with white chocolate. Since these tartlets are two-bite-sized, they’re the perfect little treat for serving at a party or cookie exchange. Prep time: 1 hour Cook time: 15 minutes Total time: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Easter has always been about chocolate for me: Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate–it’s all delicious. I’ve always been intrigued by the pairing of chocolate with savory ingredients; White Chocolate Wonderful has just the right amount of sweetness to pair well with fresh spring asparagus and ripe cherry tomatoes, taking the salad course to the next level.
One of my favorite weekend breakfasts is a plate full of warm cinnamon rolls and fresh fruit with coffee on the side. This twist on my regular cinnamon rolls has the classic flavors of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, rolled up into whole grain dough, and drizzled with a tangy yogurt and peanut butter glaze.