PB&J Twists

By Natalie Richoux

At one point or another in our lives, we have all probably had a delicious peanut butter and jelly sandwich. According to the National Peanut Butter Board, the first written recipe of this timeless classic popped up in 1901 by Julia Davis Chandler in the Boston Cooking School Magazine of Culinary Science and Domestic Economics. Today, this

lunchbox favorite makes its presence in kiddos lunches daily! So, it is time to shake things up and create a modern twist on a classic sandwich! Here are some fun new ways to serve up a PB&J that are sure to excite your kiddo this school year.

PB&J (&W)
Whether you want to create a fun, new breakfast or excite your little one with a surprise lunch sandwich, this fun twist is certainly tasty. This snack takes two staples for children — waffles and PB&Js — and combines them for a delicious result!

2 waffles
Jelly
Peanut butter

Toast your waffles until golden. Spread peanut butter over one waffle, and jelly over the other. Close the two waffles together and cut in half or quarters to make this updated sandwich easier to grasp for little hands.

PB&J Sushi Rolls
No, we are not asking you to combine fish and jelly, but rather putting a creative new spin on both of these foods!

4 slices of bread
Jelly
Peanut butter
Cut the crusts off the bread and using a rolling pin, roll out the bread into thin sheets. Spread your jelly and peanut butter onto the bread and roll tightly. Slice up and there you have it, PB&J sushi!

Apple Pie Twist
This one may be a bit more of a dessert than a lunchbox staple. Ramp up the classic PB&J with some fun additions to make a new creation from two American classics.

2 slices of bread
Peanut butter
Nutella
1 apple (we recommend Granny Smith)
½ teaspoon of cinnamon

Spread peanut butter on one slice of bread and Nutella on the second slice. Thinly slice your apples and then place them on the bread. Sprinkle a light dusting of cinnamon on the apples. Close the two slices together and serve!