I was looking for a quick, healthy snack to take along on our boat last weekend. Whatever it was needed to meet some criteria first: must contain protein, must be appealing to eat, must pack and travel well, must be quick to make. I also didn't want to make sandwiches because I wasn't sure if the weather would cooperate with us and we were going to a local place and would only be taking a small cooler for drinks and a couple of snacks.
Had I painted myself in a corner? I thought so until I thought of a recipe I had seen in a magazine years ago. I can't remember the magazine, but the concept isn't a new one. Basically, it is a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on a tortilla rather than bread. PERFECT!
To make these little gems, spread 2 to 3 Tablespoons peanut butter on one side of the tortilla. Spread jelly on half of the tortilla on top of the peanut butter. Roll from the jelly side toward the peanut butter only side. The peanut butter will act as a glue to hold the tortilla closed. Roll up in a sheet of wax paper until there are about 2 inches of paper remaining, fold in the ends of the wax paper and roll up the rest of the way. Refrigerate until serving.
We ended up staying home due to the winds that day, but the boys ate their roll-ups for an afternoon snack. Matthew even wanted one for lunch the next day! The size of these was perfect for a small cooler- they hardly take up any room. Plus, they won't get soggy like a sandwich.
For a variation, cut the chilled roll-up into 1/2 inch slices and serve as pinwheels!