3 ways to PB&J

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3 ways to PB&J

Lizzie Dragon
by Lizzie Dragon
Posted April 1, 2021

If you think peanut butter and jelly is a boring recipe, think again. This National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day, we’re coming to you with 3 fun ways to PB&J on your RV trip and beyond.

From the trail to the campfire, you’ll be energized and eating well!

PB&J granola bars

Image and recipe: freshoffthegrid.com

If you’re hitting the trails or the road, these granola bars are for you!


To make 6 PB&J bars, all you need is:

  • 1 ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup jam
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup chopped peanuts


Make your favorite snack in 10 easy steps:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spread your rolled oats on a baking sheet.
  3. Toast in the oven for 10 minutes, stirring after 5 minutes for an even toast.
  4. Set the oats aside while you heat jam, peanut butter, sugar, oil, and salt in a saucepan over medium heat.
  5. Let the ingredients simmer while you stir for about 3 minutes then add your toasted oats.
  6. Stir until everything is evenly coated.
  7. Transfer the mixture onto a lined 9×5 loaf pan and sprinkle peanuts on top.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes.
  9. Once the bars are golden brown, take them out and let them cool.
  10. After they’ve cooled, cut into trail-sized snacks and enjoy!

If your RV doesn’t have a full kitchen, don’t fret! You can make these before you go and pack them for the road.

PB&J overnight oats

Image and recipe: fitfoodiefinds.com

Need a quick and easy breakfast on your road trip? Overnight oats are the way to go.


These overnight oats take only 5 minutes to make and are gluten-free, vegan, and made with only 6 ingredients:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • ½ maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon jelly (or fruit preserves)


When I said this recipe was quick and easy, I meant it. All you have to do is:

  1. Mix oats, almond milk, chia seeds, syrup, and peanut butter in a mason jar or glass Tupperware.
  2. Cover and leave in the fridge overnight (or for at least two hours).
  3. When you’re ready to eat, swirl in your jelly or preserves!

Breakfast is served!

PB&J s’mores

Image and recipe: kitchenetteblog.com

Time for sweet treat! Gather around the campfire for a tasty twist on the traditional s’more.


You only need three things:


To make this decadent s’more:

  1. Cut the peanut butter cups in half so that the peanut butter is showing on both sides.
  2. Toast your marshmallows to your liking over the campfire.
  3. Layer graham cracker, peanut butter cup, marshmallow, peanut butter cup, graham cracker (or any other variation).
  4. Let the s’mores sit to let the chocolate melt a bi then dig in!

Caution: You’ll want more than one!

More ways to PB&J

Don’t get me wrong, the classic PB&J is still a delicious camp meal, but there are so many ways to PB&J! Why not throw on the early 2000s classic hit, “Peanut Butter Jelly Time,” and try a new recipe?

Happy National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day!

Lizzie Dragon

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