Jelly is easier to spread than jam since it isn’t as thick, and made from cooked fruit juice and sugar. Pepper jelly is a perfect snack spread since it’s not as chunky, and a smoother choice for using as a spread on sandwiches, crackers, pretzels, cheeses and meats. Usually, people don’t opt for a sweet and spicy spread when they think of snack ideas, but it is a very flavorful and versatile spread that can be used for a variety of snacks and recipes.
Pepper Jelly Cream Cheese Bites
These little flavorful bites are super easy to make, and only call for three ingredients. These are perfect for after school snacks, Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner appetizers or bridal showers. The soft, buttery croissants topped with cream cheese and pepper jelly are made for popping in your mouth as they slowly melt. You’ll be reaching for seconds and thirds (or fourths) after the first bite.
Pepper Jelly Taquitos
These roll-ups are perfect for appetizers or adding to any meal. Using flour tortillas, roll up chicken, cheddar cheese or any that you prefer, and pepper jelly. Simply bake them in the oven and you have a perfect sweet, spicy and savory snack that is sure to be a crowd pleaser!
Brie and Pepper Jelly
These poppable snacks are the cheese lover’s dream and a perfect game day snack. You can simply pour a jar of pepper jelly right over a block of brie, or cut the brie into small chunks and deep fry it with some breadcrumbs, mustard and pepper and use pepper jelly as a dipping sauce.
Tired of the traditional bacon, egg and cheese sandwich? Pepper jelly pairs amazingly well with any salty meat such as ham and bacon, so simply spread it on to your bagel or english muffin and add your favorite cheese with an egg, and boom! You have a savory, sweet and salty breakfast sandwich.
Spread onto Wings
Pepper jelly compliments meat very well, so next time you’re baking wings, use a pastry brush to spread some pepper jelly onto the wings. You can even use the pepper jelly as a dipping sauce for plain wings, too!
Peanut Butter and Pepper Jelly Sandwich
Toss the traditional grape jelly aside and add a little spice to your favorite childhood sandwich! Pepper jelly pairs great with the smooth texture of peanut butter. It’s easy to spread and not chunky, and it may be your new favorite sandwich!