When making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, there are three variables: the peanut butter, the jelly, and the bread.
They can vary by type, brand, etc. My personal favorite (and also my ultimate comfort food) is Skippy® Chunky Peanut Butter with Welch’s® Grape Jelly, on Pepperidge Farm® Cinnamon Swirl Raisin bread.
To make one, first gather the necessary ingredients and tools.
- 2 slices of bread
- Peanut butter
- A tablespoon
- A tabletop
- A faucet w/ running water (you don’t really have to “gather” it..just prepare your sandwich with one nearby)
- A plate or napkin **if you’re civilized
Step 0: Place your 2 slices of bread beside one another on your prep surface (be it a napkin, plate, or bare table..gross).
Step 1: Open the jar of jelly and spread 1 heaping tablespoon of it onto one side of one of the slices of bread…
Step 2: Rinse the spoon thoroughly, with warm water, ensuring that NO JELLY remains on it. **Keep in mind that people will hate you if you get jelly in the peanut butter jar.
Step 3: Open the jar of peanut butter and spread 1 heaping tablespoon of it onto one side of the remaining slice of bread…then lick the remaining peanut butter off of the spoon if you don’t plan on making another sandwich.
Step 4: Assemble the sandwich by placing the two slices of bread together WITH THE PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY BOTH INSIDE/BETWEEN (it’s in all CAPS because it’s important…don’t mess this up…the fate of your sandwich depends on it)
…and there you have it. Your sandwich is complete and you’re free to eat it, play checkers with it, or give it away as a kind gift.