Cooking Up the Magic: Peanut Butter & Jelly Mac Recipe from Disneyland Resort

From the Walt Disney World News and written by: Guest Blog

From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Nicole Cantore

Over at the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival – which runs through April 26 –  you’ll find something that any true foodie needs to try. What happens when you combine two of the ultimate comfort foods into one culinary concoction? Those of you who guessed the Peanut Butter & Jelly Mac from Nuts About Cheese are correct.

If you love peanut butter and jelly and
mac and cheese, then you simply must give your tastebuds the honor of trying
this delicious dish topped with a brown sugar streusel and strawberry crackle–
yum! And you’re in luck because you can now whip up this mac in the comfort of
your own home. In this latest edition of Cooking Up the Magic, I have the
recipe for you to try!

Peanut Butter & Jelly Mac from Disneyland Resort

I was lucky enough to taste this dish for
myself at the festival and can attest that it is a truly one-of-a-kind dish
that brings together two of my favorite foods into one must-try treat. From the
little ones to the mac n’ cheese lovers at any age, this recipe will be a hit
at the dinner table. As a self-proclaimed mac and cheese connoisseur myself, I
know I’ll be putting my kitchen skills to the test and try this dish at home!

If you want to see the rest of the mouthwatering eats and sips being served at this year’s festival, be sure to check out our Foodie Guide for everything food and fun at the event.

Now, let’s get to the recipe. Grab your
ingredients and your appetite because it’s time to start cooking up the mac – I
mean magic!

PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY MAC

Disney California Adventure Park Food & Wine Festival
Serves 4-6

MACARONI

  • 1 pound dried elbow macaroni
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

STRAWBERRY CRUMBLE

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons strawberry jelly

STRAWBERRY SAUCE

  • 1/2 cup strawberry jelly

PEANUT BUTTER SAUCE

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • Coarse salt, to taste

TOPPING

  • 1 packet strawberry-flavored popping candies

FOR MACARONI:

  1. Cook macaroni according to package instructions. Drain and toss with
    canola oil to prevent sticking.
  2. Set aside.

FOR STRAWBERRY CRUMBLE:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with
    parchment paper; set aside.
  2. Combine flour, brown sugar and salt in the bowl of an electric mixer
    fitted with a paddle attachment on low speed until combined.
  3. Add melted butter and strawberry and mix on medium speed until
    crumbly.
  4. Place on reserved sheet pan and bake for 6-8 minutes, until crumble
    begins to brown.
  5. Set aside.

FOR STRAWBERRY SAUCE:

  1. Heat strawberry jelly in a medium saucepan over low heat for 5
    minutes, until jelly is easily poured.
  2. Keep warm until ready to serve.

FOR PEANUT BUTTER SAUCE:

  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and whisk for 2 minutes. Add heavy cream and stir constantly until heavy cream is 175°F.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter. Season with salt, to taste.
  3. Keep warm until ready to serve.

TO SERVE:

  1. Stir reserved macaroni into peanut butter sauce. Evenly divide among
    4-6 plates and top with strawberry crumble and strawberry sauce. Sprinkle
    strawberry-flavored popping candies on top.

Always use caution when handling sharp objects and
hot contents.
Please supervise children who are helping or nearby.

This recipe has been converted from a larger
quantity in the restaurant kitchens.
The flavor profile may vary from the restaurant’s
version.

Don’t forget to download the recipe here!

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