Calvin's Peanut Butter Sandwich

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

“How’s my peanut butter sandwich coming? You’re using chunky peanut butter, right? I won’t eat smooth! Make it an open face sandwich, too! Don’t put any jelly on it or anything! And use some normal bread! I don’t like those weird grain breads! Did you cut it diagonally? I like triangles better than rectangles, so be sure to cut it right!” --a classic from the Calvin and Hobbes collection “The Revenge of the Baby-sat,” by Bill Watterson.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Spread peanut butter on bread; do not use jelly or any other superfluous ingredient.
  2. Leave the sandwich “open” (don’t fold it) and cut into two triangles.
  3. Serve immediately.


Most Helpful

I cut diagonally per the instructions, but the result was disappointing. I would much prefer if cut into rectangles.

ExpertCriticism March 13, 2016

So simple, but so perfect. Thanks for Posting. Miss Pixie x x x :D

Perfect Pixie July 09, 2007

You may get oodles of reviews for this very simple recipe from peanut butter lovers around the world. But I'm so glad you posted this because simplicity often yields the yummiest of indulgences. The only thing I think Calvin- or was it Hobbes? may have overlooked is that it has to be Jif!

Christmas Carol August 03, 2005

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