Sunday, November 13, 2011

PB&J "Stuffing"

I LOVE my Pampered Chef Cut n' Seal. I feel so savvy when I make those cute little PB&J sandwiches and stick them in the freezer. My only complaint is the insane amount of left-over sandwich. Pampered Chef: PLEASE make a bread slice-shaped Cut n' Seal!



After making a batch of "Circle Samiches" as my son calls them, I was ready to toss the crust into the disposal, when I was struck with a brilliant idea: PB&J stuffing! I wouldn't just throw bread into the disposal, I would make it into croutons or stuffing. Why can't I do that with peanut butter and jelly???



Here is what I did and it turned out awesome. I know, I use the word awesome a lot.

Ingredients:
PB&J crusts, cut into 1 inch cubes
1 Cup rolled oats
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup water
2 Tbsp cinnamon
1/3 cup raisins or dried fruit of your choice (optional)
almonds or walnuts (optional)

Spray the bottom of a 9x13 pan with cooking spray and place the cut up the PB&J crust into the pan.



In a small bowl mix honey, vanilla, water, and brown sugar together. Stir until the brown sugar is disolved.
Add oats and stir together.
Pour mixture over the crust and sprinkle cinnamon and raisins over the top. Stir it around until the crust is moistened.



Cover and bake in the oven for 25 minutes at 375.



This makes a great after-school snack to keep on hand, or even served as a dessert topped with vanilla ice cream.
If nothing else, your house will smell amazing.
This was one wacky experiment that wasn't a total failure. PB&J stuffing FTW!

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6 comments:

  1. Love it! Great idea for the leftovers!!! Hopped over from TT&J!!

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  2. LOVE - LOVE - LOVE this. Briliant. I pinned it too.

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  3. What a brilliant idea!! I was feeding my leftovers to the squirrels in our backyard, but this is a much better solution!

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  4. Genius! Kinda like a PB&J Bread pudding of sorts.

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  5. Having sold PChef for several years, that is actually one idea I submitted to them! Guess they didn't listen, ha!

    However, when I use the cut n seal to make sandwiches, I only put PB&J on the circle part, then take the scraps and put them in a bag for croutons or stuffing later. LOVE the idea of this flavorful stuffing! Way to go!!

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  6. Hi there, great idea for leftovers. Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

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