Grilled PB&J

There is nothing more satisfying to the taste buds than the perfect combo of peanut butter and jelly on white bread.

Looking back how it made its debut; I found that in World War II these three items were rations for our soldiers. After the war the soldiers continued to put this trio together and stores figured out they were a top-selling item and promoted them together. Soon this combo was everywhere and it was so popular that Goobers started marketing the first peanut butter and jelly together in a jar.

For most kids a PB&J is the first sandwich they are given to eat which most likely sets the stage to bring back memories whenever one eats them as an adult. Due to the ease of making a PB&J it’s usually the first sandwich a kid learns how to make as well. When they are young they slop as much jelly on as they can but as they get older they learn it’s an equal amount of peanut butter to the jelly in ratio to the bread. It is a precise science.

Over the years many have tried to improve it by adding different things like bacon, bananas, potato chips, granola, raisins, butter, chia seeds, cream cheese, and the list goes on. I have tried a few of these but I never strayed far from the classic until now.

PB&J w/ Banana
Peanut Butter and Jelly
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Christina Welsh (Rin) / Foter / CC BY-ND

The Elvis - PB, bananas, honey and bacon
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I have discovered the grilled PB&J!

You seriously have to try it grilled. I suppose this would be similar to adding just butter which my momma always did anyways underneath the peanut butter but grilling it and eating it warm is just this sublime mouth tantalizing experience. It kind of ruined the old basic sandwich now that I know it can be taken up to this level.  I wish I was the one who first discovered this creation but at least I have found it now and let me say I am enjoying it.

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How do you like your PB&J served?

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    • glutenfreealaska says:

      I would be putting banana’s in mine as well if I could. (banana allergies in the house) Growing up we use to add banana’s as a special treat, Elvis was popular back then and he made the peanut butter/banana/honey sandwich pretty famous.

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