You might think that making a toasted Peanut Butter and Jelly (or Jam for those of you who think jelly is a dessert) sandwich wouldn't require explanation. However, you might also be the sort of person who makes sandwiches out of *shudder* enriched white bread, so we can't really trust you now can we.
No. Obviously we can't.

Now I know what you're thinking, and yes, the PBJ is traditionally made using enriched white bread. However, we are not making a PBJ, we are making a TOASTED PBJ, and enriched white bread should not, under any circumstances, be toasted.

Step 1: Preparation

To start, you're going to need:

1) Bread- I use sliced sourdough, and I will take no responsibility if you use a different type of bread and it doesn't turn out well.

2) Peanut Butter- I use Skippy Super Chunk, but brand is probably not all that important. However, if you use creamy peanut butter it will be even messier than it is going to be already. Use at your own risk.

3) Jelly (or Jam)- I prefer strawberry.

4) Knife

5) Toaster Oven- Yes you really do need a toaster oven, it is an integral part of the process.
(I suppose you could use a blow torch or something similar, but it's very important that the peanut butter melts completely once you've applied it.)
I don't have a toaster oven, just a regular toaster and I've been doing this for years. So much melty pb goodness.<br /> <br /> Some additional tips, I prefer creamy but as the author suggested you get more ooze factor. To combat this I&nbsp;usually use a thinner layer of pb and I don't over toast the bread, otherwise if the bread gets too stiff. If you over toast, when you apply pressure during a bite it will transfer over the whole sandwich, causing the melted pb to ooze even worse.<br /> <br /> A variation I might recommend is instead of using jelly, try it with cream cheese. It's not for everyone, but it makes it the whole deal extra creamy and the sweet of the melted peanut butter contrasts with the sour of the cream cheese into something greater than the sum of its parts.<br />
I forgot to mention I usually use a bagel with the cream cheese variant, but that gets me thinking that it might be just as good with the right kind of bread slices.<br />
You ever try making it like a grill cheese sandwich?? Assemble the sandwich per your personal pref (I'm a whole wheat kinda guy, creamy p-nut butter, and seedless Blackberry jam) slap some butter on the outside and drop in a hot non-stick skillet. Brown on both sides. This requires a certain care in consumption as the P-nut butter is hot and runny, but boy is it good...... I mean really good....... Add cold milk and HAPPY TIMES!!!!!
i LOVE pbj sandwiches and toasting them is an even better way to enjoy them. but... your method is good but rather long winded. all you have to do is put two slices in ONE rack on a toaster, then when theyre done (to personal preference), take them out (duh), cover the toasted sides with PBJ and slap them together and toast the un-toasted sides. easy. apart from the fact everythign drools out the bottom :P (use toaster bags) james nice instructable despite what i said lol
I use wiaght bred a toaster grape jelly and creamy penutbutter it is allot better than yours
I have to admit i was hoping for some novel way of toasting the whole sandwich after assembly, but this does look pretty good. Good grades for quality and assumed deliciousness, but not the bleeding edge i've come to expect from instructablees.
Slap the whole she-bang into a panini machine or a George Foreman grill if you are old school. Drizzle light oil onto the bread where it will touch the grill. Cook for 2-4 minutes depending upon your machine. Eat with milk and smiles. I have been making this style for a few months on my "too lazy to cook" days for lunch.
nice. <em>That</em> is what i call cutting edge. I'm gonna try it tonight.<br/>
True, it's nothing fancy, I just wanted to show people the correct way to make this sandwich.
If you liked this one... you might also want to try <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.instructables.com/id/E6QCVE61BLEXCFC5MG/?ALLSTEPS">Broiled PBJ</a>.<br/><br/>Crunchy outside with a cool soft inside :)<br/>
Mmmmmmmm...I shall definitely be trying this...Oh wait...*suddenly remembers that we tossed the toaster oven years ago*...*sobs*...*realizes his tears have ruined the keyboard*...*sobs more because of the ruined keyboard*... That really does look delish. Yes, that is now a word. And enriched white bread doesn't count as bread. That's what you toss into a duck pond. Whole wheat is bread. Rye is bread. Sourdough is bread. Enriched white bread is duck food.
How'd it get that -1 rating? Doesn't deserve that...you with no tastebuds, I have thwarted you!
AHH! I give my brother shit EVERY day for doing that to his bread. YOU DIDN'T TOAST IT! YOU JUST DRIED IT OUT! DON'T DRINK ALL THE MILK! STOP WEARING MY UNDERWEAR! *shakes in corner*
AHH! I give my sister shit EVERY day for over reacting over semantics.
And I give my sitemates shit everyday for being smart asses.:)
Heh, I suppose that's one way of looking at it.

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