Perhaps you should have your motor skills tested by a trained kinesiologist. The peanut butter, by virtue of its mixing with jelly, becomes much more spreadable for two reasons: it is no longer as thick and it is no longer as dry. You do you. Let’s go through them, one at a time, and see where you go astray. Everything is better with bacon. Directions: Slice one medium banana into round slices. Me: 1 knife for dishing and spreading peanut butter + 1 spoon for dishing jelly, and reuse the knife for spreading jelly. Justin’s Ultra-Decadent Elvis Sandwich No need for jelly in this version of Elvis's famous PBJB. Note: if you use something like JIF, you may need to add a couple tablespoons of oil. Beat the peanut butter, cream cheese, and powdered sugar until light and fluffy, then mix in (gently!) Not problematic at all. However, you are correct that I have no scientific data to back that up. Here is some simple math to show how utensil use plays out in both of our scenarios: You: 1 knife for dishing peanut butter + 1 spoon for dishing jelly + 1 bowl for mixing. lol. creamy peanut butter – I used an all-natural, no added sugar or oil with a drippier consistency. Open-Faced S’mores PB Sammie Pro-tip: Go the extra mile by topping this sandwich with marshmallows and placing under the broiler. For more fun pb&j inspiration, visit jifsmuckerspbj.com! lol 4. Bacon, Brown Sugar, and PB Because, let’s face it. Top with ½ sliced banana and 2 Justin’s organic peanut butter cups. Enjoy! How to Make Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins. Melt ¼ cup dark chocolate chips in the microwave and dip each mini banana sandwich into melted chocolate. To this I have no defense. Creating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich my way also leads to an easier-to-clean knife. Directions: Spread 2 tablespoons natural creamy peanut butter on one slice of crusty bread and top with 2 teaspoons brown sugar. These peanut butter jelly fat bombs totally satisfy that craving. Just 6 Ingredients Needed! Top with 2 tablespoons chocolate chips and 4 large marshmallows. In almost every home, at the very least in a great many homes, I would guess that the dishes are not washed one at a time, but rather several at once, and rarely immediately after use. Directions: Spread one slice of bread with 2 tablespoons Justin’s Peanut Butter. 2. Place under broiler until warm and brown sugar melts into the peanut butter. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peanut_butter_and_jelly_sandwich © 2020 Condé Nast. From that point, mixing the two ingredients in bowl is the best and most efficient way of creating the sandwich. Add that over the millions of people who make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches each day, and you’ve got a genuine environmental issue. 3) I fear I only have enough space left to deal with your point concerning the extra cleaning of a bowl. I have always loved peanut butter and jelly and as a kid my go-to jam was GRAPE. The maker of such a sandwich is often working in a limited environment with a limited medium with a time crunch, otherwise, utility be damned and let the sandwich artist sing. Top with one large cooked and crumbled slice center cut bacon. Furthermore, because of the aforementioned mixing, both flavors will be available in every bite taken. Using a hand mixer or a standing mixer fitted with the whisk, whisk together all the ingredients on low-medium speed until combined. 1 . While there is the bowl left to clean, in addition to the utensils, what has not been removed from the bowl is easily rinsed. Each philosopher is granted up to a 500-750 words to state his/her case as well as up to 250-500 words for rebuttal. You claim that peanut butter — even the creamy variety — is difficult to spread on bread. Yeah, I meant the two mixed together in one jar. I mix mine because I think it tastes better. Place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and freeze until set. To revisit this article, visit My Profile, then View saved stories. Apple-Cinnamon-Raisin PB Sammie Apples, cinnamon, raisins, and peanut butter: a match made in heaven. 218-227.) DON'T put peanut butter on one slice of bread, jelly on the other: Unless you like jelly seeping through your bread and coloring your fingers purple (no judgment), spread peanut butter on both slices of bread. 2. Grab a large bowl, it’s the only one you’ll need! Stir until smooth. Three steps: ready? Top half of the slices with 1 teaspoon natural creamy peanut butter and ½ teaspoon strawberry jelly on each. Place second slice of bread on top and press in a Panini press or skillet until warm and toasty. Place under the broiler until the chocolate chips begin to melt and the marshmallows become golden-brown on top. Enjoy open-faced. Place other half of banana slices on top of each peanut-butter-and-jelly-topped slice. There are some truly beautiful sandwiches out there; few of them, however, are made at home and are made solely of bread, peanut butter, and jelly. How to Make Peanut Butter and Jelly Pie. Ad Choices, 8 Epic Ways to Make a Better Peanut Butter and Jelly. Enjoy! Top with ½ cup mixed berries and finish with another slice of whole grain bread on top. Repeated stabbings into the jar will secure, at best, scant amounts of jelly. I was under the impression that science need not enter civil discussion, but I will agree that I have no data to back that claim up. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peanut_butter_and_jelly_sandwich Inevitably, large divots are raised or even removed from the bread by even the most experienced spreader. SELF may earn a portion of sales from products that are purchased through our site as part of our Affiliate Partnerships with retailers. Pssst: One recipe involves peanut butter cups. half the whipped topping. 2. I know, people would always judge me for it, but I loved it and continue to love it. I was never a huge peanut butter and jelly eater but every now and then I just want a PBJ. 2) While I appreciate a gentle jibe as much as the next fellow, to imply that I lack the wrist strength to apply peanut butter to bread is going a bit far. The PBB Here’s a healthier take on the original PBJ. Some people like it smooth. Top with another slice of cinnamon-raisin swirl bread and enjoy! You do make two solid points. Top with ¼ cup crumbled pretzels and 1 tablespoon honey. After spreading the peanut butter on one slice of bread, you can wipe the knife on the other slice of bread to remove upwards of 90% of the residual peanut butter (Cf. My point was and is that it is easier to do so if, to use a turn of phrase, the wheels have been greased a bit, and it is my contention that a peanut butter and jelly mixture does just that. It is not impossible to spread peanut butter on bread and I will happily grant you the point that it is so much easier to do so on ‘hearty wheat bread’. Peanut Butter Jelly Fat Bombs: Fat bombs with sweet, creamy peanut butter and jelly too! First, peanut butter, even the creamiest sort, is not so easily spread on bread. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast. I must say, I find many of your points and counterpoints intriguing. Second, you have pointed to no scientific research that shows that mixing peanut butter and jelly in a bowl makes it easier to spread than plain peanut butter. Also, note that your utilitarianism here could lead to the creation of a “sandwich” that is made by tossing the ingredients in a blender and creating a PB&J smoothie the likes of which would be eschewed by any rational hungry person. Update 2: It doesn't say on the jar. 3. The peanut butter-jelly mix, given its thin and moist nature is almost always able to be fully removed from the bowl and transferred to the bread. And on the subject of this extra bowl, it will be readily admitted by all that a knife with peanut butter on it is annoying enough to clean, while an entire bowl with peanut butter on it is proportionately more annoying to clean. Just swap out the jelly for mixed berries for a healthy dose of antioxidants. Directions: Mix 2 tablespoons natural creamy peanut butter and 1 tablespoon of your favorite jelly into 6 ounces vanilla Greek yogurt. Place other half of banana slices on top of each peanut-butter-and-jelly-topped slice. I thought it might be called Google or something similar. If you like peanut butter and jelly, then you’ll love these. I did take a bit of latitude with that argument and will concede it to you with but one addendum. The knife/jelly problem is a thorny one, indeed, as you have noted. All wrong, of course, but still intriguing. 3. Plus there’s the environmental impact of cleaning an extra bowl each time you make a sandwich.