Peanut Butter and Jelly…Toasted!
I feel like a kid who just found out her goody bag was like 8 times smaller than all the other kids’. Sure, getting a pencil and candy are great, but now that I know they’ve been handing out gift certificates, it doesn’t really compare.
Yes, this is how I feel about toasted peanut butter and jelly. Random analogy as it may be, I feel like I’ve been gypped all these years. Sure, I’ve enjoyed my white bread slathered in peanut butter and grape jam, but no one ever told me you could toast it!
Hundred (thousands?) of sandwiches later, at age 22, I finally find out. I walk into the breakroom to pull out my planned lunch that shockingly consisted of something frozen and see a coworker pulling a sandwich out of the toaster. The room immediately smells like heaven and I say “Wow that smells good!”
My coworker tells me it’s just peanut butter and jelly, to which I respond with shock and amazement. “You toast your peanut butter and jelly?!” Clever sandwich maker that I am (ha!), that thought never crossed my mind. Because I looked so dumbfounded and intrigued, said coworker was incredibly nice and let me use his ingredients to make myself one. And as you see above, so I did.
As soon as the toaster dinged, I grabbed it, cut it and immediately wanted to shove it in my mouth. But, I waited. I snapped a few photos first (just for you guys!) and then…shoved it in my mouth.
HOLY PEANUT BUTTER. It was delicious! The peanut butter melts and becomes gooier, the bread is crusty and warm, and the now heated jelly meshes with the peanut butter that much more.
So if you’re like me and haven’t yet discovered this genius idea, try it! It’s a great way to kick your peanut butter and jelly up a notch!