Upgrade your PB&J with these 5 hacks!

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5 easy ways to upgrade your PB&J sandwich! Don’t get bored with your sandwich; improve it by adding apples or banana, strawberries, chocolate, or bacon!

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SCHOOL STARTED ON WEDNESDAY!

Okay, sorry for shouting, but I am so excited school is back in session. It’s been an odd summer and Jordan’s been bored to death for most of it, so she’s just as excited for school as I am.

The only thing that I am not excited about for school? Making lunch. It’s such a pain to find new and creative ways to make lunch for Jordan. She gets bored easily and now that she’s in middle school she wants to be cool and buy lunch every day, which is a big NO in my book.

I set out to create some new and fun ways to make her favorite sandwich and I came up with 5 new ways to upgrade your PB&J!

overhead shot of PB&J

Peanut butter & jelly sandwiches are a classic and iconic school lunch. Growing up I never liked the combination but now as an adult I totally do, especially on toast.

Plain PB&J can get boring fast, especially if your kid eats them every day. That’s why these 5 PB&J sandwich hacks are perfect for the start of school.

How can you upgrade your PB&J?

It’s easy to upgrade your PB&J simply by stuffing the sandwich with something new.

Does your child love bananas, strawberries, or apples? Slice them and put them in the sandwich!

What about chocolate? Jordan loves chocolate and the peanut butter/chocolate combination is always a hit. Throw some chocolate chips in your PB&J for a sweet twist.

For my fifth and final PB&J upgrade? BACON! Yes, I put bacon in my peanut butter and jelly sandwich and it was fantastic. Peanut butter on savory food (like burgers) is all the rage right now…why shouldn’t PB&J get in on the fun?

PB&J made with Jif and Smuckers

When you’re choosing peanut butter and jelly for your sandwiches, be sure to choose Jif® Peanut Butter and Smucker’s® Strawberry Jam. You want to choose the best product for your kids and Jif and Smucker’s go so well together.

There’s nothing more iconic than a PB&J made with Jif Peanut Butter and Smucker’s Strawberry Jam!

If you can hold off on eating the peanut butter with a spoon (we do that on a daily basis in my house), make yourself an old fashioned PB&J…and then upgrade it with a new flavor. The sky’s the limit: pick your favorite add-in!

stack of PB&J sandwiches

What will you add to your PB&J? I have so many other ideas:

  • Marshmallows
  • Honey
  • Chopped Peanuts
  • Chocolate spread or fudge sauce
  • Blueberries

The options are endless to upgrade your PB&J. But just make sure you do it with Jif and Smucker’s!

Yield: 1 sandwich

PB&J Sandwich Hacks

Use these simple PB&J Sandwich Hacks to upgrade your peanut butter and jelly sandwiches!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • Sliced Bread
  • Jif Creamy Peanut Butter
  • Smucker's Strawberry Jam

One of the following upgrades:

  • Strawberries
  • Bananas
  • Honey
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Apples
  • Cooked Bacon

Instructions

  1. Make your peanut butter and jelly sandwich as desired.
  2. Strawberry PB&J: add sliced strawberries.
  3. Banana & Honey PB&J: add sliced banana and a drizzle of honey.
  4. Chocolate PB&J: add chocolate chips.
  5. Apple PB&J: add sliced apples.
  6. Bacon PB&J: add cooked and drained bacon to your sandwich.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1 sandwich

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 410 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 0mg Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 0g Protein: 0g

Looking for more new ways to switch up your PB&J? Try making these:

PB&J Brownies add your favorite combination to chocolate brownies.

Make PB&J Gooey Bars for a back to school treat.

5 easy ways to upgrade your PB&J sandwich! Don't get bored with your sandwich; improve it by adding apples or banana, strawberries, chocolate or bacon!

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4 comments

  1. I’ve never had bacon on my PBJ but I grew up eating bacon on my peanut butter toast. Some people find it strange but it is delicious!

  2. I love the idea of adding bacon. Sounds wonderful.

  3. Oh my goodness!! Peanut butter with chocolate and chocolate chips and white bread? Or marshmallows? That would be dessert, after hopefully something more healthy, maybe!! (I know peanut butter has protein, lol.) Delicious, though!

  4. Wow, these dishes are wonderful and attractive.

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