How to Refrigerate Peanut Butter & Jelly

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Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are a nutritious choice for school lunches.
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are a nutritious choice for school lunches. (Image: Peanut Butter01 image by Platinum Pictures from Fotolia.com)

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are extremely popular with children of all ages. There are many variations of a PB&J sandwich; you can add mayonnaise or fruit, or use a bagel for the bread. The peanut butter and jelly sandwich is a favorite for school lunches. Parents often make school lunches the night before school. The problem with a pre-made PB&J sandwich is that it tends to get soggy sitting in the refrigerator. By spreading the peanut butter on both pieces of the bread, the jelly is unable to soak through and the sandwich remains intact.

Things You'll Need

  • Two slices of bread
  • Knife
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Zip-close sandwich bag

Remove the two pieces of bread from the bag.

Spread peanut butter on both sides of the bread with the knife.

Peanut butter is rich in protein.
Peanut butter is rich in protein. (Image: slice of multigrain bread and peanut butter image by Aussiebloke from Fotolia.com)

Apply the jelly on top of the peanut butter on one piece of the bread. Place the bread on top of the other slice, with the peanut butter and jelly on the inside.

All types of jams and jellies work well with peanut butter.
All types of jams and jellies work well with peanut butter. (Image: jam image by dinostock from Fotolia.com)

Place in a zip-close bag and seal.

Put sandwich in the refrigerator.

Tips & Warnings

  • Some schools may have a peanut butter-free lunchroom due to peanut and nut allergies. Check with the facility before sending peanut butter to school.

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