Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are by far the most beloved kid food ever. Parents can’t even deny themselves some good PB & J sandwiches when making them for school lunch. But there are some issues with this classic treat. It’s a bit messy and can be a little difficult to eat.
In the video above from Dan Pashman, we learned that these problems are no fault of the peanut butter and jelly, but rather the makers of the sandwich. Luckily, Pashman visits Peanut Butter & Company in New York City, and got an amazing tip from the man behind the brand on how to construct the perfect sandwich.
First off, you have to follow the book technique, where you open the bread like a book and you close it like a book after you’ve spread your goodies. This will keep from PB & J from spilling out. Next, you’re going to want to follow the border rule. Only spread the goods about half an inch to the end of the bread. Again, you’ll avoid any sticky fingers.
While these tips are great, Pashman’s biggest concern was how hard the sandwich is to eat. He suggests putting jelly on both slices of bread, and peanut butter on one side, so it will go down nice and easy.
But if you want to take it to the next leave, you have to try the peanut butter and jelly and bagel. Start off with a bagel. Then scoop out the bread, and add jelly on both sides. Put the peanut butter on one side. With the scooped out bread, soak it in a little butter, and replace it back into the bagel. This sounds weird, but is totally delicious. It’s warm and gooey and perfect.
Watch the video above to see all of the techniques.