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10 Unique Twists on the Classic PB&J

The classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich is a dietary staple for almost everyone. It's hassle-free, it's quick, and it is delicious.  Whether you're packing lunch for the kids, looking for a midnight snack or making yourself a quick lunch, PB&J is always a solid option. If you love your go to sandwich, but you're getting a little bored, take a look at these unique peanut butter and jelly sandwich options. 


The Elvis

The Elvis

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This famous peanut butter sandwich variation is named for the King of Rock'N'Roll himself. This sandwich features peanut butter, sliced bananas and bacon on buttered and toasted bread. Allegedly, Elvis was a fan of bacon on his sandwiches, and this was one of his favorite concoctions. It may sound disgusting, but the guy knew his way around a sandwich.

Fool's Gold Loaf

Elvis once flew from Graceland to Denver to satisfy a sandwich craving, and he did it with what's called the Fool's Gold Loaf. This sandwich is massive. It uses an entire loaf of bread, which is hollowed out and filled with a jar each of peanut butter and a pound of bacon. The sandwich has been known to sell at a price range of $49.95 to $65, which is the inspiration for its name. (Pictured above.)


The PB&J 2.0

The PB&J 2.0

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This clever creation has take the Internet by storm, making appearances on Tumblr, Pinterest, Imgur and more. The strategic design of what the original post calls the "PB&J 2.0" allows for nine different flavor combinations. Nine.

The rows on the left, from top to bottom are: jam, honey and marshmallow creme. The columns on the right, from left to right are: crunchy peanut butter, Nutella, creamy peanut butter.

In case you didn't know, this is sheer genius. 


Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Kabobs

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwi

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If you're a fan of traditional PB&J, but you're getting a little bored with the presentation, (or if you're trying to appease hungry children!), these kabobs are a quick and easy way to make your classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich a little more exciting! By adding fruit to your kabobs, you create a meal that's healthy and fun to eat. 

In order to make cutting your sandwich easier, remove the bread crust prior t constructing your sandwich. The next step is to cut the remaining part of your bread into cubes. Now you can spread peanut butter an jelly on the bread and thread the pieces on to your sticks. add fruit in between your sandwich bites, and viola! 


PB&J Quesadilla

PB&J Qeusadilla

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Do you like Peanut butter and jelly? Do you like quesadillas? If you answered yes to both of these questions, it only makes sense to combine the two. To make peanut butter and jelly quesadillas, you can use any kind of tortilla you prefer. Apply peanut butter to one side of one tortilla and jelly to one side of another tortilla, just as you would with bread. In between the slices, feel free to add sliced fruits, like strawberries, bananas, or whatever you like! Cook your quesadilla in a skillet until the outside is golden brown and deliciously crispy, or skip this step if you're short on time. The recipe for this is flexible, so add as much or as little of whatever you want! 

In just a few minutes, you'll have a new recipe and a delectable peanut butter and jelly quesadilla.


PB&J Fries

PB&J Fries

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If these PB&J fries aren't adorable, then I don't know what is. To make this cute little snack, make a regular peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but be sure you don't overfill it. Remove the crusts, and flatten with a rolling pin. Once flattened, cut your sandwich into strips. Butter the strips and fry in a skillet, and then sprinkle them with powdered sugar. 

This is a great on-the-go snacking option, and it takes just a few minutes to make! 


Peanut Butter and Jelly Pancake Sandwich

Peanut Butter and Jelly Pancak

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Just when you thought pancakes couldn't get any better, the peanut butter and jelly pancake sandwich comes along and changes everything. Seriously.  Is this a meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner? Is it a snack? Is it all of the above? Yes, yes it is, and it's awesome. This culinary masterpiece is simple to create.

Simply make pancakes, add peanut butter to one side of one pancake, and add jelly to one side of another pancake. Make your sandwich and add any and every topping that your heart desires. 

One of the fastest classic PB&J alternatives, the pancake sandwich is sure to impress with its light and fluffy goodness. 


PB&J Fruit Wrap

PB&J Fruit Wrap

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The PB&J Fruit Wrap is a fast, easy and healthy alternative to a regular PB&J. Whether you're on your way out the door or packing a school lunch, this option os hassle free and mess free.

To make a PB&J Fruit Wrap, you can use any type of tortilla and your favorite fruits. Just apply peanut butter and jelly to one side of your wrap and fill with the fruit of your choice.

By adding fruit directly to the wrap, this option provides a great way to make sure that the kids are actually eating the serving of fruit in their lunch! 


Peanut Butter and Jelly Braided Pastry

Peanut Butter and Jelly Braide

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If you're feeling fancy, this approach to peanut putter and jelly is elegant but easy. This option is slightly more time intensive than others, but it requires very little skill and it yields a final product that is as beautiful as it is delicious.

If you're really dedicated, you can make your own dough, or else you can pick up some puff pastry sheets at the store. Apply peanut butter and jelly generously to the center of the rolled-out dough. Cut horizontal strips in the dough on the sides, and fold them inward, on top of the PB&J alternating between sides. When the braid is complete, bake until golden brown. Glaze with butter and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Now you can enjoy your creation!


French Toast PB&J Sandwich

French Toast PB&J Sandwich

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For a treat that's really sweet, this French toast PB&J option is a home run. The variation on this option is subtle, but it makes a world of difference. 

The first step is to make the French toast. First, crack and beat an egg. Mix the egg with vanilla and cinnamon  and stir in milk. Next take the bread you will use for your sandwich and dip in egg mixture, and be sure to  coat both sides evenly. Once this is done, Cook bread slices on a nonstick skillet on medium heat until browned on both sides. Now you're ready to make a sandwich! Do this just as you would with regular bread, but feel free to add your favorite toppings! 

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