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Peanut Butter & Jelly Meatballs

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizers
Servings: 4
Author: CJ


Kid-Friendly Version

  • 1/2 cup grape jelly
  • 1/3 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon sriracha sauce optional
  • 1/2 32-ounce package frozen meatballs (32 pieces)
  • chopped cilantro for garnish

Adult Version

  • + 1 finely diced serrano chili
  • + 1 and 3/4 teaspoon Sriracha


  • Combine all ingredients, except the meatballs, in a large skillet. Whisk sauce over medium-high heat until creamy, smooth and bubbling. Add the meatballs and continue to heat while sauces bubbles, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium-low or low.
  • Simmer uncovered for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally until meatballs are hot throughout.
  • Top with chopped cilantro and serve.


This recipe offers TWO versions - a kid-friendly version and an adult-friendly version, which is spicier. When making this recipe, if you want the kid-friendly version, do not add the serrano pepper nor the additional sriracha sauce.