It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time!

Everyone has their go-to food. For me, it’s peanut butter & jelly. It’s my little taste of comfort. I want it when I’m sick. I want it when I’m hungry and have no idea what to eat. I’ll have it for breakfast, lunch, dinner–or all three meals!

My husband was flipping through one of the South Beach Diet cookbooks this weekend, and dog-eared a recipe that I just HAD TO HAVE the minute he told me about it: PB & J cookies! (Here’s a link to the recipe.)

He’s always looking for ways to cut out sugar from his diet, which is also helpful for me since sugar is pretty much all I want! I’m surprised that there isn’t a picture of my face next to the definition of “sweet tooth” in the dictionary. 😉

A little bite of nutty happiness.

I had my doubts that these cookies would satisfy my craving, but I was pleasantly surprised. We used regular peanut butter instead of fat-free, but stuck to the recipe with our sugar-free raspberry preserves. I made a few with real jelly (because I didn’t trust that it would taste right) but it made a hole in the center. Perhaps that happened because they’re flourless? I’m sure there’s some sort of scientific reasoning behind it. Where’s Sid the Science Kid when you need an explanation?!

Anyhow, if you’re a fan of peanut butter and looking for a low-calorie treat that’ll crush your crankiness, I highly recommend these cutie pies. The kids will eat them up too!


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Michele Busch
    Jul 13, 2011 @ 16:13:08

    Tara, peanut butter and jelly the ultimate comfort…Yum..and they are gluten free I have been bad as you can see from my post on food..but feel much better gluten free so I’m jumping on this recipe. I use a peanut butter called Fifty 50 it’s a low glycemic peanut butter so I will try em with that. Thx for the recipe I can really use a cookie cranky crusher right about now!


  2. Melissa's Meanderings
    Jul 13, 2011 @ 16:46:08

    Is it bad that I’m now dying to try out this recipe…with real sugar??


  3. Colleen Hoffman
    Jul 17, 2011 @ 14:26:40

    I love all things peanut butter. I went so far once to make a scrapbook page singing the praises of all things peanut butter. I have Splenda granular downstairs and am dying to make these but it is so hot! Maybe if I can’t sleep tonight I will make them when it cools off. Thanks for sharing!


  4. Theresa Bertrand
    Jul 26, 2011 @ 18:37:28

    Tara, I’m so glad I found your blog! PB&J is always a treat, and I’m semi South Beach Phase 2.5 (my own interpretation) so I can’t wait to try these!


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