Deep Fried Peanut Butter

Deep Fried Peanut ButterAlright, so my original plan with this was to freeze cubes of both peanut butter and jelly, bread them — with actual bread — and then deep fry them. Do you know what I discovered though? Jelly doesn’t exactly freeze.

Sure, it sticks together a little more than normal jelly does, but as far as freezing enough to the point where I could wrap it in bread and then drop it in my deep fryer it just wasn’t happening. So, I went with the next best thing, I deep fried the cubes of peanut butter and then just dipped them in jelly when I was done!

As I already mentioned, I started off by freezing some cubes of peanut butter in an ice cube tray. Then, I wrapped a slice of white bread around each one and just patted them into balls like you would with a snowball. The final step? Drop them in the deep fryer for about 30 seconds.

The finished product was delicious. The crispy breading kept the peanut butter, which was now nice and gooey from the heat of the oil, perfectly intact in the center of each ball and dipping the Deep Fried Peanut Butter in grape jelly was the perfect compliment to the dish. In retrospect I probably could have achieved my original goal by just deep frying some Uncrustables, but where’s the fun in that!?

17 Comments on Deep Fried Peanut Butter

  1. Sharyn
    December 9, 2013 at 11:28 pm (11 years ago)

    You need to have your own booth at a state fair. 😉

    • Bearfoot
      December 26, 2013 at 11:43 am (11 years ago)

      He’s actually been on a reality show about deep frying.. he was the only person who didn’t have a booth at the state fare.. And I do want to see that.. 😀

  2. Carlos
    December 10, 2013 at 10:32 am (11 years ago)

    I WANT!

  3. james
    December 10, 2013 at 4:18 pm (11 years ago)

    That looks pretty awesome. If the Jelly doesn’t freeze, that just means you need to get a cooler of dry ice. And all the fun you can have in the kitchen with super cold things.

  4. Zulai
    December 13, 2013 at 1:47 pm (11 years ago)

    All I want for Christmas now is a Deep Fryer…so I can make them..It looks yummy!

    • You h@ve a deep fryer
      October 19, 2020 at 8:41 am (4 years ago)

      Fill a saucepan with oil

  5. Ron
    December 18, 2013 at 11:07 am (11 years ago)

    I want to go to there!

  6. Nanci
    December 29, 2013 at 5:22 am (10 years ago)

    To make these into a dessert, add confectioners sugar and a few drops of vanilla to your ice cream. Crush chocolate cookies… roll peanut butter in egg whites, then roll in crushed cookies, freeze, repeat, deep fry for a few minutes and … voila!

  7. Grubdude
    January 10, 2014 at 5:11 am (10 years ago)

    This is why I do it by making a “package” if PB and filling them with jelly (or jam, I should say). Then I use panko seasoned with some sweet stuff, and fry. Been doing it for years, but it is one of those tasks where you love to see it go wrong (explode), but more from the end of the viewer, rather than the doer! The results are outstanding, though.

  8. shawn
    May 15, 2014 at 4:49 pm (10 years ago)

    I’m eating a peanut butter and frosted flake burrito and now Im.wonder if its better fried

  9. pam
    August 28, 2014 at 2:27 pm (10 years ago)

    try dipping them in Nutella

  10. Sadi
    October 1, 2014 at 9:54 am (10 years ago)

    that’s frealin awesome!

  11. kathrin
    October 26, 2014 at 4:19 pm (10 years ago)

    try injecting the jelly with a syringe post frying

  12. John Fisher
    April 9, 2015 at 11:21 am (9 years ago)

    I gained 20 lbs just reading this recipe

  13. eric
    November 16, 2015 at 12:54 am (9 years ago)

    Gotta love that Smuckers high fructose corn syrup jelly right? Totally.

  14. Ron
    August 4, 2023 at 8:42 am (11 months ago)

    Have you tried encasing the jelly in peanut butter before freezing?

    • Nick
      March 13, 2024 at 9:55 am (3 months ago)

      No, but that’s a great idea!


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