How To Make a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

I am six years old; it is lunch time. A peanut butter and jelly sandwich gets sat in front of me; “eat up,” says my mom. I struggle to chew as the bread starts sticking to the roof of my mouth. Half way done with the sandwich, “I’m done.”

Ever since I have never put another peanut butter and jelly sandwich in my mouth. I grew up despising them; I thought to myself: maybe they were simply never made correctly. Twelve years later, I have figured out how to make the perfect peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Gather the Ingredients and Supplies

Gather all the supplies you will need: a butter knife, a toaster, and a plate. The more important aspect of the ingredients is which bread? Which jelly? Which peanut butter? Start off with Pepperidge Farm Farmhouse white bread.  Secondly, gather a can of Crazy Richards Creamy Peanut Butter. Lastly, get a can of Smuckers grape jelly. These specific ingredients are essential for the perfect sandwich. Other breads often get sauggy. This jam is essential due to the texture, and how well it layers. If you were to substitute it with a different jam; the sandwich would lose value in taste. This peanut butter spreads wonderfully; therefore you should use Crazy Richards. Set all of this out on a clean surface.

Toast Bread

Plug in the toaster, and place two middle pieces of bread into the toaster. Next, push down and select the toast selection on your toaster. The medium option will work best. This will make your sandwich crispy, which adds a lot. 

Add Ingredients

Once the bread is out of the toaster, place each piece on the plate. Then grab your peanut butter; open the container and place your knife into the jar. Scoop a decent amount onto the knife and spread it thoroughly and evenly on one side, and piece of bread. Do not scoop too much, yet not too little. A spoonful does the trick. Rinse and dry off your knife, and open your jelly jar. This is because you do not want your ingredients to blend. Repeat the same process as you did with the peanut butter on the opposite piece of bread. 

Assemble the Sandwich

Place the bread pieces together with the jelly and peanut butter facing each other on the inside. Lastly, use your knife and cut diagonally through the sandwich to create two triangles. Cutting it diagonally calls for a cleaner cut.  


This is the perfect step-by-step process on how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Try it out, and see how it goes!

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Rylee Collins

Hello, I am Rylee and I am a Fashion Marketing and Management major here at Stephens College. I enjoy playing volleyball and painting in my free time. I hope you guys enjoy some of my writing pieces.

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