Whether or not your child has food allergies, you're likely to encounter a no-peanut butter rule at some point. But getting a kid who is hooked on PB&J to take soy nut or sunflower seed butter seriously isn't always easy.
So sometimes you have to get a little wacky, as in this not-peanut-butter-pretzel-dried-cherry-and-marshmallow sandwich dreamed up by my peanut butter-addicted 3-year-old.
SO NOT! A PB&J
Start to finish: 10 minutes
1/2 cup soy nut or sunflower seed butter
1/2 cup dried cherries
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 slices bread
2 tablespoons marshmallow spread
4 to 5 short, thin pretzel rods, broken into small pieces
In a food processor, combine the soy nut or sunflower seed butter, dried cherries, honey and salt. Pulse until well mixed.
Spread half the mixture over 1 slice of bread. Top the spread with the marshmallow, then sprinkle the pretzel bits over it. Top with the second slice of bread. Refrigerate remaining spread. Makes 1 sandwich, plus spread for 1 more.