Serve up a delicious Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Jelly Roll for the holidays!
It’s time for the holidays. I have to say, I’m beyond excited. This is my favorite time of year. I love the crisp, cold air, the lights, decorations, family time, and all the holiday baking. I even love the gift giving, even if it breaks my bank!
One thing in particular that I love is spending time in the kitchen with my son making holiday treats for family and friends. He is now at the age where he can really help me, it’s crazy to think that just a few years ago he was my daughter’s age and was more interested in making a mess than helping. Now though he begs to get in the kitchen and help with treats. I already have a list planned out for us during Thanksgiving break.
This past weekend, we decided to get an early start and try out this Peanut Butter Jelly Roll. Now, it may be messy but it’s certainly tasty and pretty to serve for the holidays.
I’ve actually been afraid of the jelly roll recipes because I thought they would just be way too difficult, I was wrong. Guess what my new dessert of choice will be? Jelly Roll! They are SO easy. It’s amazing that something so pretty and tasty could be so easy to make. I baked the batter for this jelly roll with a few sprinkles mixed in. Then, I filled it with Peanut Butter, Honey, and Graham Crackers.
Now, my husband’s favorite part is the chocolate frosting. It was literally the icing on the cake.
Since my son and I had so much fun with the jelly roll, we also put together a graham cracker house with peanut butter. Did you know you could easily do this without buying a kit? I didn’t! This was SO simple and we used what we had on hand in our Christmas candy stash plus the pantry.
The most important step is to cut the ends of the houses in sort of a sawing fashion, also be sure that they are low enough that the roof will easily stick on top of the house. We layered it on with peanut butter, then added a few sweet treats to the house. We dipped our door piece in chocolate with peppermint candy canes. My son was most interested in eating it and apparently so was my daughter.
What types of holiday treats do you plan to make this year? I’d love to hear them!
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Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Jelly Roll
- 3 Eggs
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 1/4 Cup Cold Water
- 1 Tsp Vanilla
- 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
- 2 Tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 Tsp Salt
- 2 Tbsp Christmas Sprinkles
- 1 Cup Skippy Creamy Peanut Butter
- 2 Tbsp Honey
- 1 Cup Crushed Honey Maid Graham Crackers
- 1 Container Chocolate Whipped Frosting
- Preheat the oven to 375*.
- Mix together the eggs, sugar, water, vanilla, flour, baking powder, salt, and sprinkles.
- Place parchment paper in a 9x13 pan and spray it with cooking spray.
- Carefully and evenly pour out the batter.
- Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes.
- Spread out another sheet of parchment paper and carefully turn out the cake onto the new sheet of parchment.
- Carefully roll the cake up in the paper, then place it aside to cool.
- Once cooled, carefully unroll the cake slowly to avoid tearing.
- Spread the peanut butter, honey, and graham crackers evenly over the cake.
- Roll back up then ice the top with the frosting.
- Chill for 1-2 Hours.