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Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Mind Blowing Creamy Peanut Butter with soft, sweet, drippy, sticky PERFECT jelly makes the BEST EVER PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY SANDWICH!

As an experienced mom, grandma and 50+ year EATER of peanut butter and jelly, I promise you’ll definitely want to try this peanut butter and jelly sandwich recipe today!

Jam falling out of sandwich onto blue plate

 

Why This Recipe For A Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Recipe Works

  • Fast
  • Easy
  • You already have everything you need
  • There’s nothing better or more comforting in the world! 

How To Make a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

STEP 1. Choose your peanut butter. (Creamy peanut butter or crunchy or perhaps some other kind of nut butters like almond butter?)

Spread the butter onto the bread!

knife spreading peanut butter on bread

STEP 2. Choose your jam (Will it be jelly or jam? Strawberry Jam? Strawberry Jelly? )

peanut butter on two slices of bread with teaspoon of jelly

STEP 3. Choose your bread. (white bread or grain bread?)

peanut butter puddled up on a slice of bread

STEP 4. Put it all together by spreading that peanut butter around your golden brown slice of bread plus add jelly and ENJOY! 

two halves of a sandwich on top of each other with napkin

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s).

How Do You Make a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich? 

What could be easier? Spread creamy smooth peanut butter onto two slices of white bread. Use a knife and spread some delicious Strawberry Jam onto the peanut butter. Put the peanut buttered side and strawberry pieces together and HELLO PB&J!

You might also want to try one of these chicken sandwiches too! Best Cheesy Chicken Submarine Sandwich Recipe (Easy)

What’s the Best Jelly for Peanut Butter and Jelly? 

What? Are you trying to start a fight? That’s an argument based on what YOU LOVE best, but some of our favorites are…

  • Strawberry Jam
  • Strawberry Jelly
  • Grape Jelly
  • Blackberry Jelly
  • Apple Butter
  • Honey
  • AND you can try various brands like Smuckers or even homemade! 

Is Peanut and Butter Jelly Sandwich Good For You? 

As I usually say, “That Depends”. What are you looking for in your diet? Whole Foods? If so, then maybe. Low Carb? Then, no probably. But if you are looking for a food that is good for your soul? Then Peanut Butter and Jelly is PERFECT

What’s the Difference Between Jam and Jelly?  

Jelly is made from fruit juice only and doesn’t include any pieces of fruit. A jam includes pieces of the fruit! If you want to know more about how to make Jam, I have a whole post on making and canning Strawberry Jam right here! 

Why Does Peanut Butter and Jelly Go Together. 

Peanut Butter and Jelly combines classic flavors together. The slightly salty and savory flavors of peanut butter goes with the sticky sweet and slightly acidic fruit jam! It’s a PERFECT flavor balance! 

How Many Calories in a Peanut Butter and Jelly? 

A Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich has about 400 calories give or take depending on the type of bread, the amount of peanut butter and jelly or any other additions to your sandwich. 

Is Peanut Butter and Jelly Good for Weight Loss? 

Well, that’s a loaded question. There is about 400 calories in a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Therefore, 3-4 PB&J sandwiches per day and that would be all you could have probably. 

At the same time, PB&J isn’t providing a huge amount of nutrition. That said, if this sandwich gives you a satisfying quench for sugar, bread and all those great flavors, then a single sandwich isn’t going to kill a reasonable diet either! 

How Do I Make a Pan Fried Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich? 

That’s EASY!

  1. Set a non stick or seasoned cast iron skillet on a medium to large sized eye on the stove and set to medium heat.
  2. Melt 2 Tbs of butter in the pan. 
  3. Prepare your peanut butter and jelly 
  4. Set the sandwich into the pan and heat for 2-3 minutes on one side. 
  5. Flip and allow to pan fry on the other side for 2-3 minutes. 
  6. Serve hot.

How Do I Make a Peanut Butter and Jelly Graham Cracker Sandwich? 

EASY!  Follow the directions for a regular sandwich and any place you see “bread” substitute graham cracker! Spread it as thick or thin as you prefer! 

What Goes With Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Recipe? 

OH! We LOVE some french fries or onion rings with our sandwiches! Maybe we want to be a little healthier and have it with a bowl of pinto beans or homemade apple butter!

Try ANY of these Easy Dinner Ideas!

TIPS and TRICKS 

  • I recommend white bread for this sandwich, but of course, if you prefer a grainy whole wheat or something else, then use that instead. 
  • Strawberry Jam is the favorite for PB&J in this house, but the second best favored is grape jelly! Use whatever kind of jam or jelly that floats your own boat. You can even try honey or apple butter! Both are delicious! 
  • For a fun twist, add some banana slices to your sandwich! Whoowee! 
  • The important thing about PB&J is the ratio of peanut butter to jelly and that should be about 1 to 1 and you should spread it out ALL THE WAY TO THE EDGE of the bread. 
  • More than you ever wanted to know about peanut butter!

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Jam falling out of sandwich onto blue plate

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Mind Blowing Creamy Peanut Butter with soft, sweet, drippy, sticky PERFECT jelly makes the BEST EVER PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY SANDWICH!
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Course: main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to make peanut butter and jelly sandwich, peanut butter and jelly sandwich
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 432kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 slices white bread
  • 2 Tbs Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 2 Tbs Strawberry Jam

Instructions

  • Lay the pieces of white bread onto a paper towel
  • Scoop about 2 tbs of peanut butter from the jar and spread out over the entire face of both slices of white bread.
  • Scoop about 2 tbs of strawberry jam out of the jar and spread them out over the faces of both slices of bread on top of the peanut butter.
  • Put the two pieces of bread together with the peanut butter and jam facing each others.

Notes

  • I recommend white bread for this sandwich, but of course, if you prefer a grainy whole wheat or something else, then use that instead.
  • Strawberry Jam is the favorite for PB&J in this house, but the second best favored is grape jelly! Use whatever kind of jam or jelly that floats your own boat. You can even try honey or apple butter! Both are delicious!
  • For a fun twist, add some banana slices to your sandwich! Whoowee!
  • The important thing about PB&J is the ratio of peanut butter to jelly and that should be about 1 to 1 and you should spread it out ALL THE WAY TO THE EDGE of the bread.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
Amount Per Serving
Calories 432 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Sodium 405mg17%
Potassium 265mg8%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 144mg14%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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A VERSE TO SHARE

I heard an interesting take on things the other day. It was a man talking about how some folks who we idolize these days we follow like sheep.

They talk about their religion and only say a sentence here and there quoted from the Bible while their actions show they are anything BUT Christian. 

This, he said was tantamount to a wolf in sheep’s clothing. 

Matthew 7: 15

Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.

Wendi is the writer, CEO and dishwasher at Loaves and Dishes! When not in the kitchen or behind the computer, you can find Wendi serving on International Food Conference Boards, Speaking at various conferences, Leading and Cooking for the local Arts Council's "Taste of Stokes" events or donating home cooked goodies to various local non profits such as the Danbury Songwriters and Stokes Partnership for Children. Wendi is also a Registered Nurse with a Master's Degree and serves on her town's board of councilmen.

Recipe Rating




Pete Braun m

Thursday 25th of January 2024

PB&J is easily my go-to for whenever I want a sandwich. While my taste in each ingredient has evolved; going from soft white to hearty whole wheat bread that’s still soft; regular creamy to no-stir natural creamy peanut butter, and from just grape jelly to also liking blackberry, black raspberry, black currant, red currant and even fireweed. I’ve even taken a liking to adding honey and banana slices to my peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and they are absolutely delicious! I’m even eating one right now. Got two layers of no-stir natural creamy peanut butter holding a layer of raw and unfiltered wildflower honey, banana slices on top of the second layer of peanut butter, and natural Concord grape jelly, all brought together between two slices of soft, wide-pan 100% whole wheat bread. *takes a bite* Mmm, this sandwich is so good.

Pete Braun

Tuesday 13th of February 2024

My favorite take on the PB&J came about on a whim after first trying one with banana slices added, followed by adding honey a year later after a friend suggested trying it. This was a good decision, and adding honey and banana slices to a PB&J has been my favorite homemade sandwich ever since. While my preference for favorite variety of bread, peanut butter and jelly have changed over time, I will always opt for peanut butter and jelly over a meat filling. Feel free to try my favorite take on the PB&J if you want to. And if you like it enough to do an entry about it on here…go for it! Here, I’ll give you the recipe.

Ingredients 2 slices of bread of your choice 2 tablespoons (minimum) of peanut butter, your preferred variety 1 spoonful of honey, your favorite variety 1 (preferably ripe) banana 1-2 tablespoons (minimum) of jelly/jam/preserves, your favorite flavor Note: I said “minimum” with the peanut butter and jelly amounts because that’s likely gonna vary depending on how much you prefer to add as well as the size of the bread you use for your sandwich.

Directions 1. Lay out two slices of bread on a flat surface, like a cutting board. 2. Using a butter knife, spread a layer of peanut butter on one slice of bread. Excess peanut butter can be wiped off on the other bread slice. 3. Using a spoon, drizzle honey over the peanut butter. Blend the two ingredients together on the bread using the back of the spoon. 4. Spread a second layer of peanut butter over the honey. This helps to seal in the honey and keep it from leaking and interacting with the jelly. As before, excess peanut butter can be wiped off the knife onto the blank slice of bread. 5. Peel a banana and cut it into coin-like slices. 6. Layer banana slices on top of the peanut butter. 7. Spread a layer of jelly on the other slice of bread. 8. Put the jelly-covered bread - jelly-side down - over the peanut butter, honey and banana-covered bread. Gently press the two slices together. 9. Place your completed sandwich on a plate. 10. Serve the rest of the banana as a side item, pour a glass of milk, find a relaxing setting, and enjoy your delicious and nutritious peanut butter, honey, banana and jelly sandwich.

I’m eating one right now. Got to open a fresh jar of my favorite peanut butter to make it, along with a seedless blackberry jam, raw and unfiltered wildflower honey and banana slices, all brought together between two slices of my favorite wide-pan 100% whole wheat bread. *takes a bite* Mmm, great sandwich!

Wendi Spraker

Monday 29th of January 2024

Hi Pete, So delicious! The premium standard, PB&J! I'm glad you love it! Sounds like you have it down pat!

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Friday 15th of November 2019

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