Grilled PB&J with Bacon

You read that right, grilled peanut butter and jelly with bacon.

pbjGrowing up, pb&j was always my favorite sandwich to get in my lunchbox, probably because that happened maybe once every few months. I’m thankful now, at the ripe age of 23, that my mother sent us off to school with fruits and veggies instead of sugary snacks, but in elementary school, nothing was worse than waiting all morning to eat, only to find a turkey sandwich and carrot sticks. The first time I moved out on my own, I started perfecting my sandwich making craft and thus, the grilled pb&j with bacon was born.

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Grilled PB&J with Bacon

2 slices of thick cut applewood smoked bacon
2 slices of sourdough bread
Real chunky peanut butter (like Trader Joe’s brand or Adam’s)
Real fruit preserves of your choice (I used blueberry from Trader Joe’s)
Butter

Heat a large pan or an electric skillet over medium/high heat and cook the bacon.

While bacon is cooking, spread a huge dollop of PB on one slice of bread and another huge dollop of jelly on the other.

In the same pan/skillet (or a different one if your pan is too small) melt about 1/2 of a tablespoon of butter and grill both slices of bread (on the plain sides) until both are a crispy, golden brown.

Add the bacon to one of the slices of bread, fold them together and you’ve got yourself a Grilled PB&J with Bacon!pjb3

I mean come on, look at that mouth-watering baby!