Old-fashioned peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were a favorite afterschool snack for many kids that have now grown up and are looking for any chance we can get to reminisce. Peanut butter and jelly shots are one way to take a trip down memory lane while still enjoying an adult beverage.
Pick one (or a few!) of these peanut butter and jelly shot recipes and try them yourself!
4 Classic PB&J Shots
These classic PB&J shots don’t require any gelatin, just some simple mixing, but are still so much fun.
1. Peanut Butter and Jelly Shot
This Peanut Butter and Jelly Shot recipe by TopRockin.com is an easy one to make with only two ingredients. Simply shake together one part Skrewball peanut butter whiskey with one part Chambord liqueur over ice in a cocktail shaker, then pour into your favorite shot glass.
Though garnish is optional, TopRockin.com recommends topping these with fresh raspberries on a toothpick for extra pizzazz!
2. Nostalgic Peanut Butter Whiskey and Jelly Shot
Though this Nostalgic Peanut Butter Whiskey and Jelly Shot recipe by Homebody Eats is a bit more complicated, it is totally worth the extra effort.
For this recipe, you are going to make two layers, one with a vodka strawberry coulis and another with peanut butter flavored whiskey with a splash of heavy whipping cream.
Once you have made both layers, place the strawberry layer in the bottom of the shot glass and use the back of a cocktail spoon to pour the delicious peanut butter layer on top. Garnish with fresh strawberries for extra beauty and fresh flavor.
3. Peanut Butter and Jelly Shot
Try your hand at this Peanut Butter and Jelly Shot recipe by Dishes Delish, which is a triple-layer shot.
It starts with Chambord on the bottom, which is a black raspberry liqueur, then Frangelico hazelnut liqueur is layered on top. The third and final layer on top is Baileys Irish Cream. Together it tastes like a peanut butter jelly sandwich with raspberry jam and a hint of Nutella.
Though it will take some getting used to in order to get the layers right, it makes it easier if you get a tall shot glass and get some practice in.
4. Peanut Butter and Jelly Shot
The Spruce Eats recipe takes a different approach to their Peanut Butter, and Jelly shot recipe. Instead of using Skrewball whiskey, they combine Chambord liqueur with Frangelico and shake it in a cocktail shaker with ice before pouring it into a shot glass.
This recipe can easily be customized to taste like strawberry jelly instead of raspberry just by switching out the Chambord liqueur with strawberry liqueur. This one is also great if you are not a fan or can’t have peanut butter.
5 PB&J Jello Shot Recipes
Jello shots are always a great idea, and here are some more jello shot recipes to add to your collection.
1. Peanut Butter Raspberry Jello Shots
For the Peanut Butter Raspberry Jello Shots recipe by Sweet ReciPEAS you’ll need raspberry jello, raspberry jam, Skrewball peanut butter whiskey, Chambord liqueur, and crushed peanuts.
You’ll mix the jam and all of the liquor into the Jello and pour it into shot glasses to let it set for consistency. Then take the chopped peanuts and sprinkle them on top for some extra texture.
It may look red, but don’t worry. The peanut butter flavor shines through.
2. Purple Peanut Butter and Jelly Jello Shots
These Jello shots are going to be the talk of the party due to their bright purple color. The Purple Peanut Butter and Jelly Jello Shots by Love and Marriage Blog are simple to make as you just have to mix up grape jello and peanut butter whiskey and leave it in the fridge to set up. Once they have chilled, add some crushed nuts on top!
3. Layered Peanut Butter and Jelly Jello Shots
This Layered Peanut Butter and Jelly Jello Shots recipe by Ann’s Entitled Life uses grape vodka and grape jello in the jelly layer and unflavored gelatin and peanut butter whiskey or Frangelico in the peanut butter layer.
Though it is more work to layer this jello shot because you have to wait for the first layer to set before pouring the second, it gives it more of the sandwich feel and looks great too!
4. Peanut Butter and Jello Shots
Tipsy Bartender’s Peanut Butter and Jello Shots recipe packs in the flavor by putting peanut butter whiskey in strawberry jello. However, the flavor really comes through when you garnish it with creamy peanut butter or strawberry jelly on top.
5. Triple-Layered PB&J Jello Shots
By Punch Fork
This Triple Layered PB&J Jello Shots recipe by Punch Fork is probably the most work out of them all, but it is worth the stunning presentation at the end. For the peanut butter layer, you’ll need gelatin, smooth peanut butter, heavy cream, and vodka. Then you’ll need gelatin, grape jelly, and vodka for the jelly layer.
The secret to the final product is instead of layering the mixture in shot glasses, you’ll layer them in a greased loaf pan. Once all of the layers have been set, simply dump them onto a cutting board and cut them into squares. They look like mini sandwiches and are much easier to eat as well!
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Try One of These Peanut Butter and Jelly Shots
There are a ton of tasty cocktails out there, but these shots are super fun. Just don’t forget to drink responsibly because even though these have a delicious nice nutty, and sweet flavor, they can still pack a punch!