Monday, February 6, 2012

Peanut Butterflies {Vegan}: This Week's Cravings {NUTELLA, PEANUT BUTTER, ALMOND BUTTER}

Today's This Week's Cravings theme is NUTELLA DAY (PEANUT BUTTER, ALMOND BUTTER & MORE) and I'm sharing Peanut Butterflies, which made the kids go crazy with joy. This is a really simple recipe adapted from a really fun cookbook I found at the thrift store for $1, the Disney Royal Recipe Collection. The kids love to look through it and find recipes that they can help make.

The original for this recipe is called "Circle-wiches" and is a traditional two slice of bread sandwich cut into a circle and filled with peanut butter, bananas and raisins. Not having an appropriately-sized circle cookie cutter and not trusting my ability to cut a circle that didn't look wonky, I dug out our butterfly cookie cutter (you could use any shape you want!). Since my bread was the shorter homemade variety, I cut one wing out of each slice of bread and made open-faced butterfly sandwiches.

Peanut Butterflies
Ingredients for 1 sandwich
Adapted from Circle-wiches
  • 2 slices Wheat Bread
  • 2-3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 4 slices of banana
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
Slice "wings" or other shapes out of your bread. Arrange "wings" on plate and spread peanut butter over the top. Have the kids sprinkle on raisins and place banana slices on top. Watch them giggle as they eat their Peanut Butterflies.

The Results
The kids went absolutely nuts for these. And I actually thought they were pretty tasty, too.

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    1 comment:

    1. Hi Kristi. Thanks for hosting. I brought some yummy power bars, since it's the only thing I have that uses the ingredients above:) They eat like dessert but are also good for you!