The World's Greatest Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

The night I gave birth to Chloe all I wanted afterwards was a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Call me a girl with simple taste, but it's true -- I only craved thick, sliced sandwich bread, toasted and slathered with tons of smooth peanut butter and fresh strawberry preserves. I forgot one thing. It had to be made in a waffle iron!

If you've never had a PB&J made this way, you are missing out. I literally dreamed about having this "push" sandwich for weeks prior to Chloe arriving. Hours after she was born and resting in my arms, I gobbled up not one, but two. After all, I felt like I had more than earned it!

When you want to impress someone with your incredible culinary skills, whip up one of these ooeey-gooey, delectable treats. They will definitely say that you indeed made........

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The World's Greatest Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich (1 Sandwich )

Prep Time: 0 mins Cook Time: 0 mins

egg free

dairy free

Ingredients

  • 2 slices Sandwich Bread
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons preserves
  • butter, optional

Preparation

1. Preheat a waffle iron.
2. Spread about 2 tablespoons of peanut butter (more if you want) on one slice of bread.
3. Spread about 2 tablespoons of preserves or jelly on another slice of bread. Place the peanut butter covered slice of bread on top to make a sandwich.
4. Lightly butter your waffle iron (optional), place the sandwich inside and close.
5. Cook the sandwich for 4-5 minutes or until bread is golden and filling is oozing out the sides.
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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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36 comments

  • Amy

    Genius! Can't wait to try!

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  • Asmaa Moussa

    wow, it seems great.
    I have a question plz, my son is just 14 months and I don't know what are the portions size and quantities I should give to him daily. it makes me not sure whether he eats well or not??

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    • Amy

      The general logic that I worked with as a child-card provider is that young toddler's portion sizes should probably be about 1/4-1/3 of an adult's portion sizes. However, they are more likely to need a couple of snacks of fruit or vegetables with a little protein like hummus tossed in throughout the day.

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    • Catherine

      It's really different for every child. My advice is to offer small portions and have your child asking for more. When you give kids too much food it can be overwhelming.

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  • Diane

    Love it! So simple, yet impressive to the kiddies! My kids love waffles. Have you found a waffle iron that allows you to remove the grids for washing? With this recipe it might be a good thing:).

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    • Diana

      Cuisinart \"The Gourmet Griddler\" has plates that remove for washing, a set of flat plates for use as a griddle, a set of grooved plates for panini making, and a set of waffle plates sold separately. Three products in one! I use mine almost daily :)

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  • Bryn

    We make grilled peanut butter and honey sandwiches...these sound like something my 4 yr old would love!

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    • Lindsey

      Oh wow that sounds good. PB&H is my FAVE :)

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    • Catherine

      Mmm.. that sounds like a good one for the waffle iron!

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  • Kendall

    Mmmm that sounds good and gives me an excuse to buy a waffle iron lol.

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    • Catherine

      It's one of the few kitchen appliances that won't break the bank too!

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  • Kristy M

    This is one of those \" why didn't I think of that?!\" recipes!! Thank you, I cannot wait to bite into one of these!!!

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    • Catherine

      If you make it I would love to hear how it goes!

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  • Keren

    I love the idea - I make similar sandwiches in my panini press - PB & banana, PB & honey (the solid, spreadable, raw honey), PB & nutella or nutella & banana if I'm in the mood for something decadent. There's something so irresistible about the warm gooey filling.

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    • Catherine

      I love my panini maker too. The kids just think it's really funny when I use the waffle iron to make sandwiches.

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  • Gretchen

    Oh my goodness...that is one of the BEST ideas EVER!!! I am salivating just thinking about it. You are a genius Catherine.

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  • Stephanie

    This looks incredible. Catherine, is there a waffle iron you recommend? I don't have much counter space so I would love one that is easy to store and take out for use. Thanks!

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    • Catherine

      This is the one I have. I love it, and I store it up in a cabinet and take it down only to use it. http://astore.amazon.com/weelicious-20/detail/B0002CA39Y

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  • Alicia

    Just made this for lunch and it was the most yummy sandwich I've ever tasted! Thank you for this fabulous idea!!

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  • Toni

    My kids didn't eat peanut butter & jelly sandwiches until just now! This was such an easy twist to break from the sandwich rut!! Thank you :)

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  • CindyC

    If you don't have a waffle iron, don't let that deter you from enjoying this, just fry it up like a grilled cheese sandwich on a skillet - slather a little butter on the outside bread, and it gets all goey and delicious! I've enjoyed them this way for years. Now I almost wish I hadn't already started dinner tonight... :)

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  • Deborah

    What brand of waffle iron do you use and are you happy with it? I have purchased three different brands and am currently using the Crusinart round waffle iron. Your looks very good. Thanks.

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    • Catherine

      This is my waffle iron and I am very happy with it! http://astore.amazon.com/weelicious-20/detail/B0002CA39Y

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  • Donna Allen

    love your recipes

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  • Sarah

    I know this is an older recipe, but we just tried it for the first time today. I thought it would be a fun snow day treat. My son wanted cream cheese and jelly instead and I made the traditional PB&J for my daughter. Both were delicious and a big hit. Thanks!

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  • JB

    This will be so much fun for my son with our Mickey waffle iron! Thank you for the idea, I never would have thought to use the waffle iron on a PB&J sandwich, and with the ice storm that just hit, this will be a nice warm treat.

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  • Omolayoa

    Thanks for this recipe. My daughter loved it! She ate it all up for her lunch at day care.

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  • Chaas

    Heck yeah this is extlacy what I needed.

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