Quick and Easy Snack Ideas

With the holiday season quickly approaching, time is a precious gift. I am always looking for quick and easy snacks throughout the day to keep me from getting hangry and give me the energy to power through work deadlines or Christmas shopping. Sometimes I get bored with the standard protein bar or almonds. Enter Jif Cinnamon Peanut Butter!!!


Jif has always been my go-to peanut butter. It was what my mom always bought when I was younger and so it is what I buy for my house now. When I saw that they came out with a cinnamon flavor, I was intrigued! Crowdtap was kind enough to send me a sample jar and I got all excited thinking about the recipe creations I could make with it!

One of my favorite snacks right now is having a 100 calorie bag of animal crackers dipped in the Jif Cinnamon Peanut Butter! So easy and tasty. Two tablespoons of this peanut butter provides 7 grams of protein, making it a satisfying snack.

Another favorite of mine is slicing up an apple and have apple nachos with the Jif Cinnamon Peanut Butter spread around and some toppings like raisins or mini chocolate chips.

Let’s not discuss how many times I have found myself opening the jar to just eat a spoonful right out of it either. Just for a comparison, Nutella has 21 grams of sugar in two tablespoons this Jif Cinnamon Peanut Butter only has 6. You can feel better knowing you aren’t snacking on something completely filled with sugar!!!

What is one of your favorite quick and easy snack ideas?

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  • Reply Carly November 16, 2016 at 8:25 am

    I wish i didn’t know this existed! I love cinnamon, so this sounds delicious!

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer November 16, 2016 at 8:48 am

    I didn’t know this existed! I always struggle with snack ideas… it’s my biggest issue with food. Peanut butter always escapes me.

  • Reply kristen November 16, 2016 at 9:02 am

    Cinnamon – GROSS. we aren’t friends any more haha. jk.
    i am not really a snacker, just because i don’t know how to stop, but yesterday i had an apple with peanut butter (normal jif, naturally) and it basically blew my mind (and i might have had a spoonful or two of just pb afterwards don’t judge me)

  • Reply Laura November 16, 2016 at 9:34 am

    Ummm, this sounds awesome dipped on an apple — I didn’t know they made cinnamon stuff, but I’m going to Target on lunch, soooooo probably gonna need to toss this in the basket. Ooo, and I bet boo would love it too!

  • Reply Marie November 16, 2016 at 9:49 am

    Oh I need to find this PB, it sounds so good. I love peanut butter, cinnamon, and apples!!

  • Reply Sierra November 16, 2016 at 9:56 am

    Oh yummy! What a quick and easy snack and I know this is something the kids would enjoy too.
    Beautifully Candid

  • Reply Rebecca Jo November 16, 2016 at 11:21 am

    hmmm… curious how this tastes… but I’m kinda interested to give it a try!

  • Reply chelsea jacobs November 16, 2016 at 11:28 am

    Mmm I didn’t know they had cinnamon peanut butter!!

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine November 16, 2016 at 11:35 am

    My favorite kind of snack! How did I not know Jif made a cinnamon PB? So Fallish!! I’m getting it next store run!

  • Reply Cara November 16, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    Omg I didn’t even know they had cinnamon now! Trying that asap! 🙂

  • Reply Stephanie November 16, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Cinnamon peanut butter? I didn’t even know that existed, why would you tell me that troublemaker! Well I know what I’m looking for this weekend.

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders November 16, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    I had no idea that cinnamon apple butter even existed! This sounds like the most perfect snack, especially for the holidays where all I want is cinnamon!

  • Reply Audrey November 16, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    Bleh. Typically I’m not one for peanut butter- especially on its own. That said, combining it with apples or making a PB&J sandwich is a pretty good snack. I’m curious about the cinnamon PB! That sounds really interesting!

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph November 16, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    I’m not the hugest cinnamon fan, but I bet MFD would love this.

  • Reply Rach @ This Italian Family November 16, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    Oooh I haven’t tried cinnamon peanut butter before. It sounds yummy!

  • Reply Sharon November 16, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    I love cinnamon! I’m allergic to peanuts, but I’m sure I can still find a different way to try this!

  • Reply emelia November 16, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    I haven’t seen this yet, but know I will love it. Thanks for the recommendation!

  • Reply Erin LFF November 16, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    Interesting!! I LOVE peanut butter and this is definitely intriguing, but I’m not so sure about it lol! Almost every morning I eat a rice cake w/ peanut butter and bananas on top!

  • Reply Jana @ Jana Says November 16, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    I love apples and peanut butter as a snack and I know Erica would enjoy a cinnamon peanut butter on basically anything so off I go to buy some.

  • Reply Morgan Apfel November 17, 2016 at 12:00 am

    I had NO CLUE this cinnamon peanut butter was a thing! Where did you find it? Is this like a holiday special? Because I am all about the holiday “specials” lol. And only 6 grams of sugar isn’t THAT bad. I used to eat Nutella out of the jar with no cares in the world, lol. I’m glad I started paying attention to that little “sugar count.” Great snack idea girly 😉 Love it!

  • Reply Rachel G November 17, 2016 at 4:54 am

    My favorite quick and easy snack is to cut off a few little slices of cheese (seems like we always have a block in the fridge and eat them with crackers. Yummy!

  • Reply Biana November 17, 2016 at 6:53 am

    I just recently (as in like two years ago) started to like peanut butter so I’m excited to try that cinnamon flavor one – i didn’t know they had that!! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply November 17, 2016 at 8:33 am

    I need to find that one! It sounds amazing.

  • Reply Laura November 17, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    I’ve just recently become obsessed with graham crackers and the other day accidentally ate them for every meal. Whoops!

  • Reply Lauren @ Oh Hey! I Like That! November 22, 2016 at 10:46 am

    Cinnamon peanut butter?! Mind is super blown.

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