P B & J Parfait

peanut butter and jelly parfait

One of my favorite flavor combinations ever is peanut butter and jelly.  Since gluten is off limits for me, it is difficult to satiate my craving with a simple sandwich.  So,  I have resorted to eating  pb&j straight from a giant spoon every now and again.

Okay, I do it a lot.

The inspiration for this parfait is obvious.  Getting my peanut butter and jelly fix this way assures no odd looks from my husband, and it’s a bit less barbaric. Perhaps even fancy.

P B & J Parfait

makes 3 large parfaits


First (peanut) Layer:

  • 8 small dates, de-pitted
  • 1/4 cup agave or maple syrup
  • 1 cup roasted peanuts

Second (berry mousse) Layer:

  • 1 package (349g) extra firm silken tofu
  • 4 tbsp raspberry preserves
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup blackberries

Third Layer:

  • Fresh Blackberries, cut into smaller sections ( I used a 6 oz. package for all three parfaits- including the 1/2 cup of berries from second layer)

Fourth (peanut butter mousse) Layer:

  • 1 package extra firm silken tofu
  • 5 heaping tbsp creamy natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt (omit if using salted peanut butter)


  • 1/2 cup crushed roasted peanuts


First layer:

Place all ingredients for first layer into a food processor and chop until crumbly.  Don’t let the food processor go too long or you will have gooey peanut butter!

Divide and spoon into three glasses. Clean out food processor.

Second Layer:

Place all ingredients for second layer into food processor and blend until very smooth.

Spoon into three glasses.  Clean out food processor.

Third Layer:

Evenly place blackberries on next layer of all three parfaits.

Fourth Layer:

Place all ingredients into food processor and blend until very smooth.

Spoon on top of blackberries in all three glasses.

Top each parfait with crushed roasted peanuts and garnish with fresh berries.

You can keep these parfaits in the fridge for a while before serving.  Best served cold.

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25 Responses to P B & J Parfait

  1. Leinana says:

    As a lover of PB&J AND the color purple, this recipe pretty much achieves perfection for me. It looks incredible!

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  3. Mo says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  4. jd says:

    I can’t stand how delicious this looks!

    I’m actually so memorized that I think I’m gonna have to give the recipe a try, even though I *hate* tofu. This just looks way too good to pass up…

    Thanks for the fantastic idea!

  5. Kallie says:

    Hey! I just discovered your blog via Foodgawker! This recipe looks amazing!! I’m considering going vegan, so I’ll have to check your blog more often for recipe ideas :)

    • allyson says:

      Hey Kallie!

      I’m so glad you found my site! :D Thank you so much for commenting… I’m glad you’re out there- and hopefully my info will be of help!
      ~ Allyson

  6. Claire says:

    Oh my goodness i really think we are on to sometime with this. I have made it twice, the first time as you made and the second time we added Raw Chocolate into one of the layers, everybody loved it you may wish to try it for yourself. We got here is where we got the Raw Chocolate Ingredients from. Thanks for the excellent blog.

    • allyson says:

      I bet chocolate with it would be fabulous! Chocolate makes everything better, right? :) Can’t wait to try that one out!

  7. Eric says:

    The colors! That looks delicious!

  8. BEAUTIFUL! What gorgeous photos, this sounds delicious!

  9. Katrina says:

    This is SO beautiful!! I want to make it NOW!

  10. Sarah says:

    This looks awesome! I too love peanut butter and jelly (we call it jam) so I end up having loads of rice cakes with the combo on. Now I can’t wait to try this! :)

  11. Sarah says:

    Well, hello awesome idea! YUM.

  12. Stella says:

    I love the look and sound of this-now I just need pretty glasses like yours!

  13. Kaitlin says:

    Woah – this looks not only amazingly beautiful, but also amazingly delicious! What a great idea!

  14. Lauren says:

    These parfaits are not only gorgeous, but healthy and I’m sure absolutely delicious! Well done :).

  15. allyson says:

    Super cool that you all think it is as stunning as I did! I was so excited when I whirled it all up and saw it turn bright purple! Thanks for the awesome comments!!

  16. Cherine says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  17. GORGEOUS!!!! I can’t wait to try this!!!

  18. Nora says:

    Wow, you’re so rad! It is so beautiful! I can’t believe the color of that berry pudding!!

  19. Zakuro says:

    This is beautiful and I cannot wait another second to make it!

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  21. Becky says:

    Oh, my! This sounds great! The berry mousse is gorgeous.

    • allyson says:

      Thanks Becky! Isn’t that color incredible?? Better than any food coloring I have ever seen. :)