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How to Make a Grown-up PB&J

Adults will love this quick and easy panini made special with strawberries and nuts.
By Deborah Harroun
grown up PBJ

As a food blogger and food lover, I’m afraid to admit this. But if I had to choose one food to eat every day of my life, it would be a peanut butter and jelly sandwich...simple, non-gourmet food. And as a mother of two, I make a lot of PB&Js. In fact, it’s pretty obvious that my daughter is my daughter because she requests one every day! 

One day after feeding my kids their lunch, I was thinking of ways that I could make my sandwich a little more “adult”. A few minutes later, this sandwich came out of my panini press. As I sat down to eat, I was a very happy girl. This is one PB&J sandwich any adult could get behind!

To make it, you’ll need your normal ingredients–bread, peanut butter and jelly. But then grab peanuts, strawberries and a little bit of butter.

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Chop your peanuts roughly, and slice the strawberries. You can use chunky peanut butter if you don’t want to add the peanuts, but I love the extra texture and crunch the peanuts give.

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Next, butter up one side of each piece of bread.

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Turn the slices over. Spread peanut butter on one piece of bread and jelly on the other.

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Top the peanut butter bread with strawberries and peanuts; cover with the jelly bread.

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Put the sandwich in your panini press; cook until toasted and warmed through. Enjoy!

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