Introduction: How to Make a Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich

Today you are going to learn how to make the best peanut butter and jelly sandwich!

Step 1: Gather Materials

Before you can begin making your sandwich, you will want to get everything you need gathered in front of you. You will need bread, a butter knife, peanut butter, jelly or jam, and a plate. It's best to get all of your materials before you start so that if your fingers get messy you don't have to worry about grabbing anything you may have forgotten.

Step 2: Bread Preparation

2 pieces of bread are needed to make one sandwich. If you plan on only making one, open the loaf of bread, remove 2 pieces, and close the loaf back up. I always separate the two pieces of bread like I am opening a book so that the edges match up when I put them back together after ingredients are added. Put the two slices of bread on the plate so that crumbs don't make a mess on the counter.

Step 3: Open the PB & J

Once the bread is open faced on the plate and ready for peanut butter and jelly, make sure that those two ingredients are open and ready to use. I personally like crunchy peanut butter and strawberry jam. Also, I use the same knife for the peanut butter and the jam. If you are someone that doesn't like your foods mixing or have someone in the house with a peanut allergy you may want to use a separate knife for each ingredient.

Step 4: Spread the Peanut Butter & Jelly

Next, spread the peanut butter and jelly on the slices of bread using the butter knife. I always put the peanut butter on one side and the jam on the other because I find it easier to spread that way. You may prefer to put both the peanut butter and jelly on the same slice; either option is fine. I also always put more peanut butter than jelly - that's where we get our protein!

Step 5: Put the Sandwich Together!

Now, the best part! Since both ingredients are on the slices of bread, go ahead and flip the slice on the left onto the slice on the right, making sure that both ingredients are now in the middle of the bread pieces. Make sure that the two slices are lined up as close as possible; if they are a little off the peanut butter or jelly could make a mess.

Step 6: Cut the Sandwich

There is no person on this planet that should ever eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich without it cut into halves! Either down the middle or diagonally across, cutting the sandwich is a must! Totally kidding, you can eat it whole, I am just convinced that it tastes better after it is cut! Slice the sandwich either down the middle or diagonally across using the butter knife you used to spread the ingredients.

Step 7: Repeat or Clean Up!

If you plan on making another sandwich, repeat all steps. If not, it is time to clean up! Make sure that the plate and butter knife make it into the dishwasher, the jam into the fridge, and the peanut butter back into the pantry. I always make sure to wipe the counter down with a mild cleaner because both of the ingredients can be a bit sticky and messy. You are all done! You made a yummy peanut butter and jelly sandwich - enjoy!