Eat and Drink Peanut butter and jelly: Unique twists on an old classic By HILARY SHEINBAUM. Special to amNew York April 1, 2014 4:27 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Peanut butter and jelly is all grown up. Sure, it's a childhood classic. In fact, the average American eats 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before he or she graduates high school, according to the National Peanut Board. But the perfect combo doesn't just have to be between two slices of white bread. In honor of National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day on April 2, we've rounded up some of the sweetest -- and nuttiest -- concoctions this city has to offer. Milk optional. Covered Pretzels Photo Credit: Fatty Sundays Snack time! The milk chocolate-covered pretzel tastes just like a PB&J sandwich. With raspberry jelly evenly coated in chopped peanuts, there's a perfect combination of crunch, saltiness and sweetness. $6.95 for a box of five pretzels at Fatty Sundays, 888-318-4082, fattysundays.com PB&J Cocktail Photo Credit: Bell Book & Candle Concord grape, lemon, Prosecco and sweet and salty peanut butter combine in this drinkable version of the classic combo. You'll find it on the dessert menu. $14 at Bell Book & Candle, 141 W. 10th St., 212-414-2355, bbandcnyc.com Peanut Butter & Chocolate Gianduja Photo Credit: Alan Batt Let's break this dessert down. Dig into a layer of peanut butter cake, a crunchy layer of milk chocolate, peanut butter, feuilletine and a milk chocolate/peanut butter mousse, dusted with dark chocolate. But wait, there's more! Peanut butter ice cream -- a vanilla base with peanut brittle -- and a heap of huckleberry gelée completes the sweet treat. $14 at Telepan, 72 W. 69th St., 212-580-4300, telepan-ny.com PB&J Pain Perdue Photo Credit: Melissa Hom You can get your PB&J fix at Sunday brunch in French toast form. Two mammoth slices of custard-soaked Sullivan Street Bakery brioche are stuffed with creamy peanut butter and farm-fresh strawberry jam, lightly cooked and dressed tableside with an Earl Grey milk jam and ripe berries. Chef Jesse Schenker has been making this dish since he was a kid! $12 at Recette, 328 W. 12th St., 212-414-3000, recettenyc.com DGPBJ (Damn Good Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich) Photo Credit: Leave Rochelle Out Of It This if for diners looking for a sandwich with some meat to it. In addition to the usual peanut butter and, in this case, raspberry jam, you'll find duck pancetta and pate, all served on toasted brioche. Yeah, it's damn good. $16 at Leave Rochelle Out Of It, 205 Chrystie St., 212-673- 2400, rochellesnyc.com. PB&J Ravioli Photo Credit: Moran's Restaurant You won't find the Peanut Butter & Fig Jelly with Cinnamon Ice Cream on the regular menu. But this dessert, which was a treat the owner made just for her kids, can be ordered special. $12 at Moran's Restaurant, 146 10th Ave., 212-627-3030, moransrestaurant.com Box Lunch Photo Credit: Bantam Bagel Eat the classic PB&J sandwich in almost one bite thanks to this ingenious bagel ball. Served all day, the plain bagel is topped with crushed, roasted peanuts and filled with peanut butter and strawberry jam. Just try to have only one. $1.50 at Bantam Bagels, 283 Bleecker St., 646-852-6320, bantambagels.com. By HILARY SHEINBAUM. Special to amNew York Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.