Peanut Butter and Jelly Waffle Sticks

Peanut butter and jelly waffle sticks

It’s a Week of Waffles at Feels Like Home! Being that I’m a Chief Waffle Officer, I’ll be posting waffle recipes featuring Eggo Waffles all week – from April 1 to April 7. I’ll share some breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, and dessert recipes, so make sure you come back each day for my most recent creation!

(In the interest of disclosure – Eggo Waffles are not gluten-free. I did sample this recipe, and it was delicious.)

My kids’ favorite foods are ones they can play with. They like to dip, spread, and sprinkle, and they love to assemble their own mini sandwiches. Whether with crackers, bread cut out with cookie cutters, nut chips, or something other fixing doesn’t matter. They love to make sandwiches, and they love to eat ingredients separately.

With that in mind, when I saw Eggo’s Strawberry Strudel Wafflers in the grocery store, I was inspired to let the girls make their own peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

These Wafflers are like waffle sticks. The package says “Packed with flavor! No syrup needed!” It’s true; every bite is full of sweet strawberry goodness.  I didn’t include jelly in the sandwich; it’s unnecessary.

In the interest of encouraging my children to play with their food eat, I intended to serve them Strawberry Strudel Wafflers with a peanut butter dipping sauce as an afternoon snack.

My peanut butter dipping sauce didn’t exactly come together as I’d planned; its consistency turned out more like peanut butter frosting. It tasted really good like that, so I was afraid to muck with it.

To be perfectly honest, I’m not sure how to make my frosting into a dip. Do you have any suggestions for that? I thought about adding more milk, but I was afraid that would dilute the flavor. I also thought about adding melted butter, but I worried about it becoming greasy. I was stuck with indecision and decided just to give the girls peanut butter “frosting.”

Side note – These would be awesome for packed lunches because the jelly flavor is already inside the waffles. There’s nothing to make the waffles get soggy. Pack the peanut butter dip in a little container, include a plastic knife, and let the kids assemble their sandwich or just eat the parts.

I wasn’t sure what to call this recipe. It’s a fun, messy, jelly-stuffed, peanut butter frosted, open-faced waffle version of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but that doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue. I went with Peanut Butter and Jelly Waffle Sticks, but I don’t think that’s the right title. What would you call them?

Peanut Butter and Jelly Waffle Sticks
Serves: Makes enough peanut butter dip for 10 or more Wafflers sticks
 
Ingredients
  • Peanut butter and jelly waffle sticks
  • 2 Eggo Strawberry Strudel Wafflers (that’s 4 sticks)
  • 8 oz low fat cream cheese, softened
  • ¾ cup peanut butter (more or less to taste)
  • ¼ cup low fat milk
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. I never remember to leave the cream cheese out on the counter to soften, so I pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds. That usually makes it soft enough to work with.
  2. Peanut butter and jelly waffle sticks Combine the softened cream cheese with the peanut butter in a small bowl. Do not attempt to whisk this concoction. It has the approximate constitution of concrete, and it’s nearly impossible to whisk. Get out a nice, sturdy spatula and fold it together. I figured that out shortly.
  3. Peanut butter and jelly waffle sticks Pour in some milk. If you add ¼ cup, you will get a frosting consistency. Though it wasn’t what I wanted, it does have some good points. For one thing, it’s easy for kids to spread on the waffles (rather than dipping). Allie really liked spreading it, picking up little pinches of it, and throwing it around the dining room. (Clearly, she wasn’t hungry enough.)
  4. peanut butter and jelly waffles
  5. When you have the peanut butter, cream cheese, and milk well combined, add in the powdered sugar and vanilla. Mix well.
  6. Heat waffles in the oven or toaster and cut them apart.
  7. To serve, scoop some of the peanut butter mixture in a dish with 2 Wafflers sticks.
  8. Peanut butter and jelly waffle sticks

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This post is part of a project called a Week of Waffles from Eggo, sponsored by Kellogg. I have been compensated to create and share recipes using Eggo Waffles. All recipes, photos, and text are created by me.

 

 

© 2013, Tara Ziegmont. All rights reserved.

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