Classic Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company. The opinions and text are all mine. #PBLove
Two classics, Jif® and Smucker’s® team up to create one amazing sandwich! Kids and adults will love this classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich!
A good peanut butter and jelly sandwich was pretty much my favorite childhood meal. Well, I guess I shouldn’t call it a childhood meal because I still enjoy a classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich today. It always takes me back to days of elementary and bringing my lunch to school in a colorful Care Bear lunch box with the obligatory potato chips, chocolate chip cookies and carton of milk. You guys remember those days? 😂
My kiddos are head-over-heels for this traditional yumminess, too. It’s just one of those foods that will never go out of style, especially when you combine Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter and Smucker’s® Strawberry Jam to create the most perfect sandwich. These two make for the BEST PB&J ever!
Not only is PB&J the lunch of choice for school, but we love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in our picnic basket and for taking to the beach or pool. Jif® Peanut Butter has 7 grams of protein and a creamy, fresh-roasted wonderful peanut taste. It’s perfect for powering their day! I also really like to enjoy by the spoonful! But beware, once you start you can’t stop!
And Smucker’s® Strawberry Jam has just the right balance of fruit and sweetness, they use ripe berries and let the natural flavors intensify in the making. Smucker’s® Strawberry Jam works not only in the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but is fabulous for creating appetizers, such as jam-filled puff pastries or topped over cream cheese and served as a dip, whipping up balsamic vinaigrettes and so yummy paired with dark chocolate for a delectable dessert.
I grab up Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter and Smucker’s® Strawberry Jam at Walmart when I make my weekly grocery haul. My kiddos especially love the thin-style bread with their PB&J. It lets the peanut butter and jelly flavors really shine. I have to admit, it’s pretty awesome! They also love the added touch of cutting shapes into the bread. Such an easy way to add a special touch to lunchtime.
I think it’s probably a combination of nostalgia + comfort, but classic peanut butter and jelly sandwiches always seem to hit the spot for me. Also, you can’t go wrong with the salty & sweet deliciousness.
There’s really no recipe here – you guys know the drill. Just slather on as much or as little Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter on one side of your bread and then Smucker’s® Strawberry Jam on the other. Press the two slices together and then if desired, use a cookie cutter to cut a fun shape into your sandwich. Another idea is to use a thick-style bread and toast each slice before spreading on the greatness. I’ve also seen ideas for making a grilled PB&J – wouldn’t that be amazing?! The peanut butter getting all warm and melty – oh my!
Whether you’re a fan of the thin sliced bread or you go for a more traditional PB&J with thick, fluffy white bread, there’s no denying the greatness of this sandwich. It’s:
Jam-packed (<- see what I did there?)
& Insanely delicious
Be sure and post all of your classic peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on Instagram and tag #kimscravings! I would love to see your favorite version!
Something to think about….
What’s your favorite childhood recipe? Do you still make it today?
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