This peanut butter jelly crumble has all of the flavors of your nostalgic PB&J. A strawberry filling mimics the jelly and the topping is loaded with creamy peanut butter flavor. Juicy berries and crisp peanut butter topping? Sign me up.
Today I have an essential fruity dessert for you that everyone goes wild over!
This peanut butter strawberry crisp is essentially the perfect peanut butter jelly dessert that tastes delicious and may send you into a spin of nostalgia at the same time!
I’m here for it.
Important questions first: what flavor of jelly is your favorite when it comes to good old fashioned PB & J?
I’m strictly a strawberry jelly/jam person and always have been. My brothers only loved grape jelly so that’s what my mom bought growing up, meaning I pretty much never ate PB&J. Unless I managed to sneak in a jar of strawberry!
These days I love to do a grown up version of peanut butter & jelly using all sorts of jam flavors (if you’re new here, american spoon is my favorite forever!), but strawberry would still be my number one.
One of my favorite desserts to make is my strawberry cobbler. Or even my strawberry cobbler bars. Summer strawberries are just so sweet and candy-like, and while we enjoy them fresh nonstop, making a dessert out of them to serve with ice cream is one of the best seasonal treasures.
While I adore cobblers, crisp is really fantastic because of the TEXTURE!! The crunchy, crispy bits that top the warm syrupy fruit are the best flavor crunch explosion ever.
Now, there isn’t actually jelly in this crisp. The fruit cooks into a syrupy, almost jam-like mixture that mimics our jelly. You could add a few spoonfuls of your favorite jelly if you really wanted to!
The crisp topping has peanut butter mixed in along with the butter and is so savory and delicious.
Then, you can add a little swirl of peanut butter on top to really take things over the edge!
While this is delicious on its own, the key is serving it warm with vanilla ice cream.
Oh my gosh.
The peanut buttery crisp and the warm fruit all mixing into with melty vanilla ice cream? It’s seriously heaven in a dish. If you’re a fruit dessert person (you know the kind!) then you will freak over this. (more…)