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.

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The World’s Greatest Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

When you want to impress someone with your incredible culinary skills, whip up one of these ooeey-gooey, delectable treats.
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Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


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


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



Calories: 430kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 18g | Sodium: 420mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 25g
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About the Author

Catherine is a 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. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


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  3. 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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  8. 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.

  9. 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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  11. 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 🙂

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

  13. 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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