Following any social media channels, you'll see all kinds of butter boards. The NY Times reports that there is even a butter shortage going on because of this craze on TikTok. People are smearing many sticks of butter onto a board and then covering it with meat, veggies, herbs, flowers, and all kinds of things for dipping with bread and crackers.
We all love butter, but not that much. I was making a snack in my kitchen with peanut butter and apples and thought this would be a great idea for families with kids! So I took a photo of my snack.
I used fresh fruit slices (apples), and peanut butter. I spread it on a small plate instead of a huge cutting board. There is even a dab of jelly in the middle for color!
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1 each apple cut in wedges, core removed
- 1/4 cup raspberries or any fruit
- 1 each graham cracker broken into bits
- 1 tsp jelly
- Spread the peanut butter onto a board or platter. Top with apples, jelly, and cracker bits. Enjoy!
Judy’s passion for cooking began with helping her grandmother make raisin oatmeal for breakfast. From there she earned her first food service job at 15, was accepted to the world-famous Culinary Institute of America at 18 (where she graduated second in her class), and went on to the Fachschule Richemont in Switzerland where she focused on pastry arts and baking. After a decade in food service for Hyatt Hotels, Judy launched Food and Health Communications to focus on flavor and health. She graduated with Summa Cum Laude distinction from Johnson and Wales University with a BS in Culinary Art, holds a master’s degree in Food Business from the Culinary Institute of America, 2 art certificates from UC Berkeley Extension, and runs a food photography studio where her love is creating fun recipes.
Judy received The Culinary Institute of America’s Pro Chef II certification, the American Culinary Federation Bronze Medal, Gold Medal, and ACF Chef of the Year. Her enthusiasm for eating nutritiously and deliciously leads her to constantly innovate and use the latest in nutritional science and Dietary Guidelines to guide her creativity, from putting new twists on fajitas to adapting Italian brownies to include ingredients like toasted nuts and cooked honey. Judy’s publishing company, Food and Health Communications, is dedicated to her vision that everyone can make food that tastes as good as it is for you.