The other day, Toby was really interested in having a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for snack. Yes, for snack. A quick look in our breadbox nixed that plan — we had no bread. So, I offered peanut butter and apple slices instead. Well, as you know, toddlers can be quite persistent, so we ended up compromising with peanut butter and jelly on apple slices.
To make it easier to eat, I put the peanut butter in a little bowl, followed by some homemade apple butter. Toby proceeded to stir the two until well combined. He then happily dipped his apple slices into the peanut butter jelly dip, thoroughly pleased with our concoction.
Here’s the recipe we ended up with. Feel free to swap out the peanut butter for another nut butter, or even sunflower seed butter, if you have allergy concerns.
- 2 T. peanut butter
- 2 T. homemade apple butter (or jelly)
- Combine peanut butter and apple butter in bowl; mix until well combined.
- Enjoy with apple slices, crackers, or whatever your toddler wants to experiment with so far as pairings go.
Initially, I wasn’t really sure that that peanut butter and jelly dip would be a hit, but it was well received. Here’s a picture of my happy food tester with an apple wedge and his peanut butter jelly dip:
Has your child invented any recipes? I’d love to hear what wild and crazy concoctions are appealing to other kids. I know mine has been putting mustard on everything from rice to veggies lately.