Introduction: [Collegiate Meals] Broiled Peanut Butter and Jelly

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You must remember as a kid having your PB and J sandwiches cut all nicely in triangular fashion? This is one of my favorites and it's a shame that I haven't made it in a long long time.

This makes a great lunch (or dinner for some) and with nearly limitless combinations of butters, breads, jellies and peanut butter spreads this has variety built in!

Step 1: Ingredients (preheat Broiler)

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Two slices of bread per serving/person
Peanut Butter
Favorite Jelly or Jam
Butter (to spread over one side of each slice of bread)

Step 2: Prep and Cook

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While you're broiler is doing it's thing....

Spread a thin even coat of butter on one side of each slice of bread.

Spread peanut butter on opposite side of one slice (per serving).

Spread Jelly/Jam on opposite side of other slice (per serving).

Combine slices and place about six inches from your broiler element.

Broil for 3-4 minutes and flip

Cook an additional 3-4 minutes or until you've reached your desired color.

Slice accordingly using your favorite method.

Step 3: Serving Suggestions

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I'm almost sure you've done this before. PB and J goes best with a glass of cold cold milk or chocolate milk.

You could serve with a baked chip or even better, a sweet fresh fruit (grapes and other berries work well).

You theoretically could toast your bread... But this is not the same. Broiling gives it a nice crisp surface while keeping a soft interior. It's all about texture ;)


mathews98 (author)2010-11-24

had mine on wheat bread with mandarin orange slices and lemon water :)

kyannik (author)2009-07-19

I have to admit, I was skeptical about this. I was very wrong. I made it earlier today and it was great. mmm PB & J goodness..

bubbaflamm (author)2008-10-09

you can also make this using exactly the same ingredients with the same prep, and then grill in in a pan or on a griddle like you would a grilled cheese. another secret is to make a grilled pbj with a slice of ham. seriously. the slightly unctuous saltiness of them ham goes extremly well with the sweet/nutty of the pbj. reminiscent of a monte cristo sandwich served with jam.

Mz3FRS (author)2007-05-02

Best. PBJ. Ever. Delicious, thanks!

trebuchet03 (author)Mz3FRS2007-05-02

You know what... I'm hungry - and you've convinced me to make this again :p

Punkguyta (author)2007-02-03

Hmm. I've never been able to eat jam and penut butter together, hate the taste. However, my mother seems to pull that off with also a additional layer of margerine with the pb/j

neocastillo (author)2007-02-01

I'm no cook, but if you don't have an oven or toaster oven, you could get similar results with a toaster.

trebuchet03 (author)neocastillo2007-02-01

It will be similar. Using a broiler makes one side crunchy and keeps the inside portions of the bread soft (gives it a different texture). It also heats up the filling. Give it a shot :) I'm sure it will still taste good :)

Nesagwa (author)trebuchet032007-02-01

My friends would make them in the little clamp down sandwich makers (kind of like the george foreman grill type thing). Could work better than just a toaster in a dorm room situation.

Nesagwa (author)Nesagwa2007-02-01

Something I like to do is make some toast and put peanut butter on it and then sprinkle sugar on top. Always a good breakfast.

neocastillo (author)Nesagwa2007-02-03

Man that sounds good! I need to try that.

Danny (author)2007-02-01

wow im gonna try this

i live in the uk and most people find it weird that americans eat jelly and peanut butter together

i personally habe never tried one

jelly in england is jello in america not jam thats why people find this weird

canida (author)Danny2007-02-01

When I was an undergrad, we'd eat toasted Eggo waffles covered with chunky peanut butter and salsa. Sort of like a PB&J;, but Americans usually find it weird and scary. Tastes good, though.

ewilhelm (author)canida2007-02-01

I was thinking about this exact meal just yesterday! Tomorow's breakfast, perhaps!? As an undergrad, I was too cheap to buy milk. So, when my living-group quit buying food for MIT's January break I gave up cereal and ate almost nothing but Eggos, peanut butter, and salsa plus an orange for breakfast. I also had a friend that survived January eating nothing but crackers and packets of mustard and ketchup from the free condiments of the student center.

canida (author)ewilhelm2007-02-01

Yes, but we also know someone who actually got scurvy from an all-ramen diet.

This is why I'm greatly in favor of trebuchet's Collegiate Meals program.

trebuchet03 (author)canida2007-02-02

Wow -- getting scurvy is almost a feat in itself! Excuse me while I go eat a whole lemon :P

MrMunki (author)canida2007-02-01

Toast + peanut butter + cracked black pepper = YUM.

trebuchet03 (author)canida2007-02-01

That actually sounds good to me :P There's a salsa with pineapple that's been staring me down at the grocer.. I think I'll commit it to this :P

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