A lot of my food knowledge and inspiration comes from the vast amount of reading and TV show watching I did as a kid (the TV show bingeing continues even now but reading has sadly taken a backseat). From Enid Blytons to Nancy Drew and even Sweet Valley, I read them all! While the stories were great, the way food was described was especially spectacular! I really wanted to be part of those picnics, the after school hang outs, the midnight snacks..you name it, I wanted to be there!
One snack that was written about very often in the American books was the Peanut Butter & Jelly sandwich. It seemed to be every child’s go to after school snack and sounded very intriguing to me. Peanut butter was not a common thing for us growing up, but we got it a few times and then I tried it just the way the kids in the books did. Mind was blown! Sweet, salty, crunchy and delicious – this was a magical flavour combo! It’s become one of my favourite things to have over the years and this recipe takes that sandwich and amps it up in dessert form 🙂