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)

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

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

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 ;)