Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

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Recipe by Marla Swoffer

After years of experimentation, I have finally come upon the best tasting (and healthiest) way to satisfy a PB&J craving AND keep my kids healthy. Don't leave out the secret ingredient or it won't be the same. I guessimated the measurements so feel free to adjust to your taste.

Top Review by Helen K.

I had heard of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches but I never tried to make one because I felt it seemed too complicated for me to try to make. The sandwich turned out tasting okay but it was very messy. I am thinking maybe I put the sandwich together wrong. Was the peanut butter and jelly supposed to be on the outside of the bread? There was no picture so I assumed it was.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 slices whole wheat bread (preferably soft)
  • 1 teaspoon butter, the secret ingredient
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter (I use organic smooth)
  • 2 teaspoons strawberry jam (I use Trader Joe's low sugar)


  1. Spread a half teaspoon of butter on each slice of bread.
  2. Spread one slice with peanut butter.
  3. Swirl jam into peanut butter.
  4. Cover with other slice of bread.

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