Thursday, November 6, 2008

Jif Peanut Butter Contest

Anyone have a unique peanut butter sandwich that your kid's love? Here's your chance to make some money off it!

News Release: This is your last chance to get the word out about the Seventh Annual Jif Most Creative Peanut Butter Sandwich Contest, which is accepting entries from now until November 14, 2008. Encouraging kids ages 6-12 to invent new creative peanut butter sandwich recipes is a great way for parents to foster creativity in their children and spend quality time together while having fun in the kitchen.

The grand prize is a $25,000 scholarship fund! Four runner-ups will each receive a $2,500 scholarship fund. Last year’s winner was Samuel Sosa, 11, of Riverside, CA. He created the “Crunchy Chinese Fortune Cookie Sandwich.”

Here is the link to enter the contest in case you're interested!

I do have a unique peanut butter sandwich to enter, but my child is only 5-years-old. I won't tell you what it is just in case I enter it next year!

This is last year's winning recipe:

4 slices of wheat bread

Sandwich Mix:
3 tablespoons Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter
1 tablespoon finely diced celery
1 tablespoon finely diced apple

Chinese Dipping Sauce:
1/4 cup Jif Creamy Peanut Butter
1/4 cup coconut milk
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon chili powder

To make the dipping sauce, combine all ingredients in small saucepan and cook over low heat while stirring with a wire whisk. When the mixture starts to bubble and thicken, remove from heat and let cool.

While the dipping sauce is cooling, roll flat with a rolling pin the four slices of bread. Use a large circle shaped cookie cutter to cut out each slice of bread into a circle. Mix the 3 sandwich mix ingredients together in a small bowl. Place a tablespoon full of mix into the center of each circle shaped piece of bread. Fold the bread in half so the sandwich is now a half circle. Crimp the edges of the sandwich together with your fingers so the mix will not come out. Then, while holding the center of the sandwich, pull the sides of the sandwich down so the edges touch each other, forming a fortune cookie shape.

Cut extra apple and celery slices to eat with the Chinese dipping sauce.

To make fortunes for your fortune cookies, use a clean plastic lid from a tub of butter, yogurt, or sour cream. Cut small plastic strips, then write your fortune on them with a permanent marker. Tuck the edge of the fortune into the edge of your cookies to make them real fortune cookie sandwiches.

Once the dipping sauce is cool, serve the crunchy Chinese cookie sandwiches with their fortunes, and apple and celery slices on a plate with a cup of dipping sauce. Dip the sandwiches and the apple and celery slices into the sauce, and you have a great after school snack that was fun to make and eat!

-NewsAnchorMom Jen

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My Flock Rocks! said...

I printed the recipe, and it will definitely be one that I try. I think the dipping sauce would be great with egg rolls too!

I also wonder how many calories are in these yummy creations?

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