My family was able to test out Honey Maid® Grahamfuls not that long ago and well the boxes didn’t last that long. You can choose from three varieties; Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter & Chocolate, or Banana Vanilla Creme. My kiddos much preferred the Peanut Butter & Chocolate ones, then they ate up the Peanut Butter ones last but not least the Banana Vanilla Creme was gobbled up.
Honey Maid® Grahamfuls are a wonderful addition to any lunchbox, made with real Honey Maid graham crackers and 100% whole grain while also containing real honey these are certainly Mom approved. At least this Mom approves of them for a wonderful addition to my kiddos cold lunch for school. There is no high fructose corn syrup or artificial flavors and also Honey Maid® Grahamfuls are a good source of calcium.
Each box of Honey Maid® Grahamfuls contains eight individually wrapped pouches and are available at your local grocery or superstores in the cookie and cracker aisle for a suggested retail value of $4.19 per box.
One day I had not realized that I ran out of bread but I did see we had Ritz Crackers, peanut butter and jelly. This would have to suffice and that day I created something for lunch that my kids have asked for more often than not…
Ritz PB&J Sandwich Crackers
2 Butter Knives – 1 for PB and 1 for Jelly
This is a pretty easy to make item, that is if you have ever made a peanut butter and jelly sandwich before. Simply use two Ritz Crackers as if they are bread. Use one butter knife to place peanut butter on one side of one cracker then use another knife to put jelly on one side of the other cracker. Put the two crackers together, place on a plate and serve with a fresh glass of milk. **We used Low Sodium Ritz Crackers, feel free to use whatever type of Ritz Crackers your family enjoys.
This month was Peanut Butter Lovers month but let me tell you what, nothing goes with peanut butter like chocolate. Yummy, delicious chocolate. I used to love peanut butter cups as a child, I would put a hole right through the middle of them and eat around it like a donut. I handed down this tradition to my children who do the same thing with their peanut butter cups.
I love the idea of creating a peanut butter, chocolate pie to eat on Thanksgiving day with the family. Sweetness is my weakness on certain holidays and well sometimes once a month I get a craving for chocolate too! I have tried chocolate covered strawberries before but they were not good to me, I ended up eating off the white and brown chocolate then eating the strawberry separate or in some cases just tossing the strawberries.
What is your favorite thing to have with chocolate?
Preheat oven to 350
Make brownie batter as directed on package
Pour into 9-inch pie plate sprayed with cooking spray
Bake 30 min and cool completely
Scoop out the middle of the brownie pie, leaving 1/2-inch-thick rim around
edge and layer of brownie on bottom. Keep pieces
The “pie” Filling:
Beat pudding mix and milk with whisk about 2 min
Add 1/3 cup peanut butter and mix well
Stir in Cool Whip
Spoon into pie crust
Top the pie filling with reserved brownie pieces.
Microwave the rest of the peanut butter on HIGH about 1 min
Drizzle over pie
The cost of your jar of peanut butter that services the 1,500 peanut butter sandwiches children eat by the time they graduate high school is going up in price. This price increase is just in time for Peanut Butter Lover’s month. As of now you should see an increase of up to 40% in your favorite brand Peanut Butter options which in my household means more money spent because my five and nine year old LOVE peanut butter and I have started the habit of eating an english muffin with peanut butter almost every morning for breakfast.
I personally always purchase the store brand peanut butter but with the bad crop this year and farmers being paid more to grow other crops the peanut industry is just not where it used to be. People can see a price increase as of this week on their favorite brands of peanut butter and you can blame the weather, poor crop and just the fact that peanuts don’t have a huge selling price when compared to other crops farmers can grow.
I wonder what the world will be like in a year with high priced peanut butter, something that is used in so many households so often.
So in celebration of National Peanut Butter Lover’s month I ask you this; what will you do to save money on your favorite pantry food item, peanut butter?