Welcome to another Food Fight! Fantastical Food Fight is a group of food bloggers who will get a theme or ingredient each month and make some sort of variation for it. It could be traditional or nontraditional and can be found in a cookbook, on a blog, or be a blogger's own creation! For more details, check out this page.
This month's theme is PB&J -- peanut butter and jelly. Why? Because not only is March National Peanut Month, but it's also National Peanut Lover's Day today! And peanut butter and jelly is such an iconic and classic combination that I thought would fit perfectly. Today, you find recipes containing peanut or peanut butter and fruit (not necessarily jelly or jam). I chose this amazing breakfast parfait that I couldn't get enough of: PB&J Crumble Yogurt Parfait.
Technically speaking, it's actually peanut butter crumble yogurt parfait with fruit, but since I did add the fruit, I renamed it PB&J Crumble Yogurt Parfait. The peanut butter crumble is fantastic. I could and did eat it by the handful. Nick did too. I have eaten it with fresh fruit (the first picture) and frozen fruit that had been slightly heated up.
Everything about these parfaits makes me such a happy camper. But I cannot wait to see what other pb&j treats my blogging pals have to share!
What you need:
For the peanut butter crumble:
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 Tbsp. melted coconut oil
- 2 cups Rice Krispies
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 cup chopped Snickers Peanut Butter Squares (in gold/yellow package)
- Vanilla yogurt
- Assorted berries, fresh or frozen
- Prepare a 8-inch or 9-inch square baking pan with a piece of parchment paper with overhangs on each side.
- Toss oats with coconut oil to coat. Spread onto a parchment paper or silicone mat lined baking sheet.
- Bake in a preheated 300-degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Stir after about 5 minutes. Set aside and let cool.
- In a small saucepan, bring honey to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil for 1 minute.
- While honey boils, stir cooled oats and rice cereal together in a large bowl.
- Remove honey from heat and immediately stir peanut butter into the honey. Then immediately pour over oats and cereal.
- Mix for 30 seconds and then add chopped Snickers. Mix for another minute or until well incorporated.
- Immediately spread into the square baking pan. Press down to make even.
- Refrigerate for one hour and then remove from the pan onto a cutting board.
- With a knife or your hands, break into large chunks.
- Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks at room temperature.
- To make a parfait, layer crumble, yogurt, and fruit. I prefer to heat up my frozen fruit a little to thaw it and I love how the juices seep into the yogurt. But fresh fruit is also a great option!
Last month's Chocolate-Covered Treat food fight winner is Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Balls from Our Eating Habits. Because who doesn't love THAT combo?!
facebook | pinterest | bloglovin | instagram