Grilled Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

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.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Blondies


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.

Katherine Gillen

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...
read full bio

Why You Should Trust Us

PureWow's editors and writers have spent more than a decade shopping online, digging through sales and putting our home goods, beauty finds, wellness picks and more through the wringer—all to help you determine which are actually worth your hard-earned cash. From our PureWow100 series (where we rank items on a 100-point scale) to our painstakingly curated lists of fashion, beauty, cooking, home and family picks, you can trust that our recommendations have been thoroughly vetted for function, aesthetics and innovation. Whether you're looking for travel-size hair dryers you can take on-the-go or women’s walking shoes that won’t hurt your feet, we’ve got you covered.