How to Spread Peanut Butter & Jelly on Bread

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Things You'll Need

  • Peanut butter

  • Jelly (any flavor)

  • Bread

  • Butter or margarine

  • Butter knife

  • Bread board

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are an American favorite.

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are a classic American invention. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were first mentioned in 1901 by Julie Davis Chandler in her cookbook. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches became popular during World War II as peanut butter and jelly were staple ration foods, and GIs made them into sandwiches. Putting peanut butter and jelly on a slice of bread is easy, quick and delicious to eat. You can use different types of bread to make it more interesting, such as French bread, or make it healthier using whole wheat bread.


Step 1

Place a piece of bread on a bread board. Spread thinly with butter or margarine. This makes the bread a little more moist and makes it easier to spread the peanut butter.

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Step 2

Cover about half of your clean butter knife with peanut butter. Spread in an even layer over one slice of bread. Add more peanut butter to the knife if necessary.


Step 3

Cover half of your clean butter knife with jelly and spread an even layer across on top of the peanut butter, adding more jelly to the knife if you need to. How thickly you spread the jelly is a matter of personal taste.

Step 4

Cut the bread diagonally, from right hand upper corner to left hand lower corner. You have the perfect piece of bread with peanut butter and jelly on top.


Add another buttered slice of bread on top to make a sandwich.

Try different jelly flavors to find the best combination or add sliced bananas to jazz up the sandwich.


People with nut allergies should not consume peanut butter.

Crunchy peanut butter should not be given to small children as it is a choking hazard.


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