The World's Greatest Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
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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 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...


  • 2 slices sandwich bread
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons preserves
  • butter, optional


  1. 1. Preheat a waffle iron.
  2. 2. Spread about 2 tablespoons of peanut butter (more if you want) on one slice of bread.
  3. 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. 4. Lightly butter your waffle iron (optional), place the sandwich inside and close.
  5. 5. Cook the sandwich for 4-5 minutes or until bread is golden and filling is oozing out the sides.
The Worlds Greatest Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

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  2. Chaas

    February 25, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    Heck yeah this is extlacy what I needed.

  3. omolayoa

    July 10, 2014 at 9:19 am

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

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  9. JB

    February 5, 2014 at 10:37 am

    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.

  10. Sarah

    January 22, 2014 at 9:51 am

    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!

  11. Donna Allen

    June 17, 2013 at 11:05 am

    love your recipes

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  16. Deborah

    September 7, 2012 at 12:30 am

    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

      September 7, 2012 at 11:55 am

      This is my waffle iron and I am very happy with it!

      • Morenita

        February 4, 2014 at 9:01 pm

        I am so sad to hear about your pancakes not wnkoirg out! Hmm .my batter was thick too, but once it was on the pan they cooked up great. I don’t know if it would make a difference or not, but did you use plain yogurt? I used thick balkan-style yogurt when making mine. I’m not sure what else it could be maybe try it with a little less flour?

  17. CindyC

    September 4, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    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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  19. toni

    June 5, 2012 at 10:38 am

    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 :)

  20. Alicia

    May 30, 2012 at 12:56 pm

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

  21. Stephanie

    May 30, 2012 at 11:44 am

    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!

  22. Gretchen (Veggie Grettie)

    May 29, 2012 at 10:31 pm

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

  23. Keren

    May 29, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    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.

    • catherine

      May 29, 2012 at 5:53 pm

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

  24. Kristy M

    May 29, 2012 at 12:09 pm

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

    • catherine

      May 29, 2012 at 5:54 pm

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

  25. Kendall

    May 29, 2012 at 11:03 am

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

    • catherine

      May 29, 2012 at 5:54 pm

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

  26. Bryn

    May 29, 2012 at 9:16 am

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

    • catherine

      May 29, 2012 at 5:55 pm

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

    • Lindsey

      May 29, 2012 at 3:48 pm

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

  27. Diane

    May 29, 2012 at 8:54 am

    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:).

    • Diana

      May 29, 2012 at 4:17 pm

      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 :)

      • catherine

        May 29, 2012 at 5:52 pm

        Great idea!

  28. Asmaa moussa

    May 29, 2012 at 7:53 am

    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??

    • catherine

      May 29, 2012 at 5:56 pm

      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.

    • Amy

      May 29, 2012 at 9:17 am

      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.

      • Amy

        May 29, 2012 at 9:17 am


        • JENNIFER

          May 29, 2012 at 12:54 pm

          Another easy way to measure toddler serving sizes is that at this age (0-3) a serving size is approximately 1 tablespoon per food type. Toddlers are notorious “grazers” the most important thing at this age is to offer exposure to a wide variety of healthy foods at regular intervals during the day without “forcing” the child to eat. This will build up a healthy relationship with food and remove control issues. The best nutritional advice I ever received was that it is the parents job to offer healthy food at regular times during the day and the child’s job to decide how much to eat. Good luck!

  29. Amy

    May 29, 2012 at 7:14 am

    Genius! Can’t wait to try!