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Dessert Quesadillas Because Stress

When I have a stressful week, I eat my feelings.

Which works well for you because that means I will end up making a recipe and sharing it.

One morning I was packing Ella’s lunch and made her sandwich on a flour tortilla instead of her usual bread to shake things up a bit.

I am one wild and crazy mom.

It was while I was spreading condiments (hate that word) on her tortilla that I had an idea: what if I spread peanut butter and jelly on a tortilla and fry it like a quesadilla?


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Enter dessert quesadillas.

I am sure this has probably been done and is pinned on Pinterest somewhere, but for the sake of this blog, let’s pretend I invented this!

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Spread ’em

Because you know how my brain works, all I could think about while constructing, cooking and eating was that I wish my name rhymed with jelly. So I could create the coolest blog name in honor of my favorite foods (PB&J being at the top of that list).

Peanut Butter and Kelly needs to be a blog somewhere.

Or Peanut Butter and Smelly.

Or Peanut Butter and Deli.

If you were on the fence about a blog name YOU ARE WELCOME.

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Fold ’em

After you prep your quesadilla, heat some butter in a frying pan. Then after your pan has heated for a few minutes, add the tortillas.

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I don’t know the exact amount of time you need for each side because I don’t time it and I am not a food blogger.

Just keep checking until it is brown, then flip.

Our grandmas didn’t need a recipe, and neither do you.

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Look at that peanut butter oozing out.

That is a thing of beauty.

So while I was frying up my quesadillas, I had another thought (besides Peanut Butter and Belly), what if we did peanut butter and chocolate chips?!?!?!



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I folded the above over and fried it up in the pan. What came out of that pan, was pure magic.

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This was so good that I licked the plate and debated making more. It tastes like a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup married a S’more.

Only 100 times better.

I am so glad I invented this.

Just call me Peanut Butter and Nelly.

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Have you ever made dessert quesadillas? Tell me all about other amazing filling ideas in the comments because of stress.

25 thoughts on “Dessert Quesadillas Because Stress”

  1. Why have I never thought of this??? I’m sorry you’ve had stress (and just making school lunches is enough to stress me out–not having to do that any more is silver lining in the cloud of my babies leaving home), but I’m glad it has served the world. Sending you love and wishes for the stress to pass.


  2. Haha!! I’m going to do this for the kids. Me? I’ve overstuffed myself on those no bake chocolate peanut butter cookies this year. I dreamed that I weighed myself and I freaked at the number on the scale. I’m half tempted to weigh myself for real to see if it’s close. But I know better than to fall for that crap. If I see the actual cringeworthy number I’d make a stack of dessert quesadillas and eat my feelings all day long.


    1. So I am taking a migraine preventative that has a side effect of weight gain. I was all HELLLLL TO THE NOOOO.
      Nevertheless, I need to watch my cookie eating.
      Which means I have more room for dessert quesadillas!


  3. I’m a peanut butter junkie so this is right up my alley. The whip cream touch is great and very inspiring. I might have to try pb and banana with a dollop of cream.


  4. If the capacity to melt is involved, it does stand to reason that chocolate should be involved as well! I was about to get up and make one of my emergency microwave s’mores, but am trying to convince myself that this would not take much more effort! (I wish bananas didn’t give me a stomachache because they really want to be included…maybe it wouldn’t be a bad stomachache)


      1. Yes! Put your chocolate (I was using dark chocolate chips) on one cracker and your marshmallow on the other-microwave both side by side until that marshmallow puffs right up (about 10-12 seconds) then flip the marshmallow onto your chocolate and give it a few second for some melty goodness to happen!


  5. I’m often looking for something simple and sweet to make with what I have on hand. This is PERFECT. And, I’m a little embarrassed that I didn’t think of it myself. Thank you for the fantastic (and I’m sure yummy) idea!


  6. This reminds me of a slightly different dessert, but with tortilla shells. I should make them and blog about it….. It’s a dessert that I had years ago at a Mexican fast food place. It’s a tortilla shell deep fried flat and dunked in cinnamon sugar. Then you spread heated apple pie filling (the kind that is in tiny apple squares, not huge chunks) over top, then add finely shredded cheddar cheese and ground cinnamon red hots on top. It turns a hot pink orange color. At first I didn’t care for them, but—- the fruit makes is a Healthy Dessert, right??? (Oh, and cut it like a pizza to eat it).


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