Cooking with Facts: Triple Decker PB&J
~a blog for those who want the info., the ingredients, and an ideal run-down~
A triple decker pb&j: not only is it one of the most popular childhood lunches (at least for my family it was), but it’s also one of the easiest things to make in the kitchen- utilizing only the four ingredients of peanut butter, jelly, butter and bread. I can remember a time when this was one of the few things available to be made in my household, mainly due to how cheap it was to put together.
I won’t complain about the time I was having peanut butter and jelly sandwiches every other day, though, because they had a good taste and it was honestly no wonder why they were so popular. The bonuses of their cheapness to make, tastiness and easiness were, and still are, no competition to their overall versatility; however. For example, if the simple pb&j sandwich was not fancy enough for you, you could stack one on top of another to make a triple decker pb&j- which always ending up looking exquisite for any tea party when cut into quarters and de-edged.
That is why for those who happen to be a babysitter and need a quick snack to make for the child- who I can only hope is not allergic to nuts or something- they are babysitting, I am recommending this highly simplistic recipe from my past and the pasts of many other chefs who are (in)definitely more advanced than me…. enjoy.
Recipe for Triple Decker PB&J:
- 3 slices of bread
- peanut butter
- grape jelly
- Spread peanut butter on one side of one slice of bread- set it aside.
- Take the second slice and spread butter over one side, placing that same (buttered) side face down on the peanut butter of the other slice.
- Spread another layer of butter on the sandwich so from bottom to top it goes: bread, peanut butter, butter, bread, butter.
- Spread jelly on one side of the last slice of bread, placing that face down on the butter to make a triple decker sandwich.
- Cut in half and serve.