Those of you who grew up in the US probably saw your fair share of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, grape jelly in my case. And for all our sophisticated, complex, gourmet sandwiches with the fancy crusty bread, I'll bet a whole lot of us still find occasional comfort in a pb & j on soft white bread...peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth... I've been told that most of the rest of the world doesn't understand the allure of peanut butter but that just means more for
Duchy Originals and I knew right away what I was going to do with them. That is, after we finished taste testing
4 All butter shortbread cookies
1/2 Cup jam (your favorite flavor)
1 Tablespoon water
1/2 Cup peanut butter
2 oz. Cream cheese
1/2 Cup powdered sugar
1/4 Cup milk
2 Tablespoons peanut butter chips
2 Tablespoons salted peanuts, chopped (optional)
2 Mason jars (8 oz. each)
Large pinch of salt
Layer the bottom of the jars with1/4 of the cookie mixture in each jar. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the jam into each jar and top with a quarter of the peanut butter chips in each. Add about a quarter of the peanut butter mixture into each jar, top with the remaining cookies, jam, chips and peanut butter. Sprinkle on the salted peanuts, if desired.
Note that Duchy provided me with samples of their cookie products but I was under no obligation to review them or use them in a recipe. I was not compensated in any other way and my opinions and recipes are my own.