Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

It's just not fair for kids who hate some of those "adult" appetizers that have fancy stuff on them like olives and Brie and other stuff they've never tasted or even heard of. This will suit their taste buds and even be "fancy" enough to make them feel all grown up. It's cheap and easy enough for Mom to throw together for play dates or when a friend drops by with their kids in tow. Also easy enough to substitute diabetic jam for a sweet treat for those who have to go sugarless.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 32 saltine crackers or 32 Ritz crackers or 32 townhouse crackers, whatever
  • 16 teaspoons creamy peanut butter (1/2 tsp. for each cracker)
  • 8 teaspoons jam or 8 teaspoons jelly or 8 teaspoons preserves, 1/4 t for each cracker


  1. Smear on the peanut butter.
  2. Smear on the jam.
  3. Place on a pretty tray and serve to everyone.
  4. NOTE: If you're having a party and want to let your guests choose their toppings, set out crunchy and smooth P.B. and several jars of various jams, jelly, and preserves, all-natural fruit, etc. and let your guests make their own.
Most Helpful

These were perfect! The kids at my house made them for themselves and their friends using townhouse crackers, Skippy creamy peanut butter and a quick strawberry jam I made the night before. You would be amazed at how many adults scoffed one off the platter. Thx. for posting such a great, simple and affordable appetizer that both kids and adults can enjoy! It is nice to be reminded how that you don't have to break the bank to serve something everyone likes..

Karen's Krazy Kitchen November 29, 2008

Oh my goodness...what a wonderful grandchildren just love this. They fix it for themselfs and pass out to me and my sister.They are 7yrs and 5yr and 4yrs and they have a blast and do not make a mess. Thank You

Braunda August 17, 2008

Out of ideas for an after school snack today-this filled the bill. We used low-fat Ritz crackers. You could also use fluff or nutella. Yum!

Oolala February 28, 2008