Grilled Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

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grilled peanut butter and jelly
Photo/Styling: Katherine Gillen

Is there a lunch more pleasing to a kid (or an adult, to be honest) than a good old PB&J? We thought not…until we met the grilled peanut butter and jelly. It’s ooey and gooey in all the right ways and just the upgrade to make you parent of the year.

The best part about this sandwich, other than being a cinch to make, is that you can customize it with any nut butter and jam you want. We’re suckers for the classic smooth PB and seedless black raspberry jam, but the sky’s the limit. Just make sure you have napkins at the ready.


1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened

2 slices sandwich bread

2 tablespoons peanut butter or other nut butter

1 tablespoon jam, jelly or fruit preserves


1. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Spread the butter on one side of each slice of bread. Spread the peanut butter on the unbuttered side of one slice of bread. Repeat with the jelly on the remaining slice of bread. Assemble the sandwich with the peanut butter and jelly inside.

2. Place the sandwich in the skillet and cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Flip the sandwich and cook until the second side is golden brown, about 5 minutes more. Remove from the skillet, cool slightly and cut into triangles before serving.

Nutrition Facts
  • 504 calories

  • 30g fat

  • 49g carbs

  • 14g protein

  • 16g sugars

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Senior Food Editor

Katherine Gillen is PureWow’s senior food editor. She’s a writer, recipe developer and food stylist with a degree in culinary arts and professional experience in New York City...