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5 Minute Peanut Butter Quesadillas

If you are in the mood to make something different, what about trying some peanut butter quesadillas? The following recipe is one of our very easy Mexican-style desserts and there are only 4 ingredients, making it an excellent recipe for newcomers to the world of cooking. This is a child-friendly recipe and the jelly for dipping makes it fun for them to eat. It is also a crowd-pleaser of a snack, so whether you want to make it for breakfast, lunch, as a snack or dessert, it is always well received and everyone will love the warm peanut butter oozing out of the golden tortillas.

Quesadillas are very similar to sandwiches but to make the dish more Mexican, bread is replaced with flour tortillas for a Mexican recipe feel and the butter helps to crisp up the outside of the tortillas. This is one of our quick Mexican dessert recipes because you can make it from start to finish as few as 5 minutes. A quesadilla recipe is traditionally tortillas filled with cheese and then cooked on the stove until the cheese melts, but swap the cheese for peanut butter and you will have a brand new take on this beloved dish.

There are lots of different quesadilla recipes actually ranging from the classic ones like cheese and ham or cheese and onion, to meat or poultry options, ones where the cheese is teamed with apple or pear, or even fusion cuisine quesadillas like this one. Because pretty much any filling goes with a tortilla, the only limit is your imagination and you might find you prefer quesadillas to sandwiches and cannot wait to experiment further with fillings. Try a classic quesadilla with Mexican cheese or see how you like corn tortillas (although flour ones are more common in this recipe).

To make these peanut butter tortillas, you simply need to spread peanut butter over half a tortilla and double it over so you get a half-moon shape. Repeat with more peanut butter and another tortilla, then you can fry them in a little butter until they are done. Use a large enough skillet so you can cook them together, or else use slightly smaller tortillas if you only have a small or medium-size skillet. They are then served warm with jam or preserves for dipping, or you might wish to get creative and add some ice cream or whipped cream, and how about chocolate sprinkles or mini marshmallows?

Quick Peanut Butter Quesadillas with Jelly
Summary: This simple recipe takes 5 minutes, requires just 4 ingredients, and is sure to appeal to the whole family. If you love PB&J sandwiches try this take on the recipe.
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Cuisine: Tex-Mex Fusion
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 2
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Ingredients
  • 2 flour tortillas, 10 inch diameter
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons grape jelly
  • 4 tablespoons peanut butter
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter in a skillet.
  2. Spread half the peanut butter on one side of a tortilla and fold it in half with the peanut butter on the inside.
  3. Repeat with the other tortilla and peanut butter.
  4. Fry the tortillas in the skillet for 2 minutes on each side or until golden.
  5. Slice into wedges and serve with the jelly on the side for dipping.

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If you are getting bored with your usual sandwich recipes, try making quesadillas instead. Whatever you usually put in your sandwiches can also go in tortillas, and many of these fillings can be heated too, so you end up with a hot, crispy snack which can be cooked in just a few minutes. This recipe boasts a delicious peanut butter filling which is sandwiched between flour tortillas, then you can serve the finished snacks with jam for dipping, or even with ice cream if you prefer. This takes mere minutes to make and the flavor is so good.

 


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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hi, I'm Christine, and I'm pleased to welcome you to AmazingMexicanRecipes.com. I have endeavored to gather as many delicious South of the border recipes here for you, including Mexican-inspired as well as traditional Mexican, and also some Tex-Mex and Mexican fusion dishes. Food is very important to our family's lives and Mexican food is certainly a favorite around here.

We have everything from appetizers and snacks to soups, drinks, entrées, and much more. You will find everything from mild dishes to super-spicy ones, simple recipes based on fresh ingredients up to more complex ones suitable for a dinner party.

Home cooks just starting out with Mexican cooking tend to be surprised how much of the emphasis is placed on using fresh ingredients and aromatic herbs and spices. Forget the typical ideas about Mexican food being all beans, cheese and beef (that applies a little more to Tex-Mex), take inspiration from authentic Mexican dishes based on fresh ingredients, and inject all your passion into cooking South of the border food, for perfect results every time.

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