5 Best Peanut Butter Sandwiches

Peanut butter is a staple in most homes. It's very good for you, and it tastes so good, too. It's a good, inexpensive source of protein. It's a very convenient food. There are so many great ways it can be consumed. There must be a zillion different jams and jellies that make for a terrific peanut butter and jam/jelly sandwich - but that's so common! Everybody eats peanut butter and jam sandwiches! Let's just leave them off the list.

Here are some favorite variations on eating one of America's favorite foods - peanut butter!

How about warmed peanut butter as a great dip for sliced apples, vegetables (especially cauliflower, carrots and celery sticks), or spread on Triscuits, perhaps an orange on the side.

There are so many ways to enjoy peanut butter! But, besides peanut butter and jam, what are the 5 best peanut butter sandwiches? In no particular order:

1) Peanut butter spread thick on one slice of bread, mayonnaise on the other slice, with plenty of lettuce between. A variation on this one is to put the peanut butter on both slices - no mayo, with plenty of lettuce between.

2) Peanut butter on two slices of bread with longitudinally sliced dill pickles between. It speaks for itself! Toasted bread is one variation on this one, open faced or sandwich.

3) Peanut butter on two slices of bread with diagonally sliced cucumber about 3/8 to ½ inches thick, depending upon how much peanut butter is used. A variation is mayo on one of the slices of bread, in place of the peanut butter.

4) Peanut butter on one slice, mayonnaise on the other, plenty of lettuce and two slices of bologna. One variation is to put peanut butter on BOTH slices of bread! Umm, good.

5) Peanut butter on bread or toast, open-faced, with longitudinally quartered banana, grated coconut and raisins sprinkled on top. For a variation on this one, try chocolate covered raisins, even without the coconut. It's like eating a dessert! Another variation is peanut butter on bread or toast, open faced, with just plenty of chocolate covered raisins.

New Ways to Make Peanut Butter Sandwiches

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are a tasty favorite of adults and kids alike, and jelly is available in countless flavors and varieties, but why not try something completely new and different? There are many new ways to make peanut butter sandwiches with a variety of butters, toppings and spreads. Consider the following new ways to make peanut butter sandwiches, and create a new family favorite that might just become the next sandwich trend.

Sweet Potato Butter

Butters are available in many fruit-flavored and spicy varieties, and sweet potato spread is one of my personal favorites. It tastes just like the filling in creamy sweet potato pie, but it can be spread on crackers, bread, muffins, or it can be enjoyed alone. For those that have never tried sweet potato pie, it is tastier and richer than pumpkin, and no one would ever guess it is made with a combination of sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie spices. Sweet potato butter tastes absolutely delicious when spread on a plain slice of bread, but when paired with thick creamy peanut butter it is deliciously decadent. Spread a thick layer of peanut butter on one piece of bread and sweet potato spread on another. Put the two together for a taste-tempting treat that is hard to beat.

Milk and Honey

Powdered milk contains many essential nutrients, and it can be used to create a sweet and tasty spread for sandwiches. Combine peanut butter with honey, and stir in enough powdered milk to create the perfect consistency for spreading. Use this recipe to make peanut butter go further while adding vitamins and the benefits of honey. Pair this spread with jelly for tasty sandwiches that are sure to become a fast new favorite.

Thicken this spread made for sandwiches with more powdered milk, and kids can enjoy playing with their food. It will turn into edible clay that can be formed into shapes before eating. It is also very good when mixed with powdered sugar, but it is far sweeter and not nearly as healthy as powdered milk, peanut butter, and honey spread used for sandwiches.

Hazelnut Spread

Chocolate hazelnut spread is nothing new, and people that have already discovered this tasty spread enjoy it on everything from bread to ice cream. Look for chocolate hazelnut spread at a local store, and use it to jazz up ordinary sandwiches. Mix it with peanut butter to create a thicker consistency, or spread it on a slice of bread and peanut butter on another. This combination makes great sandwiches, and they although these sandwiches taste more like dessert they are packed with protein.

Mini Chips

Chocolate and peanut butter is a favorite combination of many, and it is used to create desserts of many varieties. When looking for new ways to make peanut butter sandwiches, try topping plain sandwiches with mini chocolate chips. They make a great snack, and when used in moderation the chocolate is not too sweet or overwhelming. The combined texture and flavor is satisfying to anyone that enjoys chocolate and peanut spreads of any variety.

Trail Mix Topping

When looking for new ways to make peanut butter sandwiches, consider topping ordinary peanut butter sandwiches with a favorite trail mix combination. It adds a new and appealing texture and flavor combination unlike any others typically used to create sandwiches. Trail mix is available in many different varieties from those containing granola and dried fruit to those containing bite-size candy and nuts.

Bananas and peanut butter are a tasty combination, and banana chips on peanut butter sandwiches are absolutely delicious. The crunchy sweet banana chips are perfect toppings for peanut butter sandwiches. Break up the banana chips or place whole slices on top of sandwiches spread with thick layers of creamy or crunchy peanut butter. They will add texture and tremendous flavor to ordinary peanut butter sandwiches.

It MUST be lunch time!

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