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Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are a childhood staple that we never seem to get tired of. But even though we’ve been making them for our entire lives, many of us haven’t perfected the art of the PB&J. These are some mistakes to avoid when crafting your ideal sandwich so you can take this trusty comfort food to the next level.

  • Spreading the peanut butter on just one side – Unless you want a soggy PB&J, put nut butter on both slices of bread to prevent sogginess.
  • Not warming it up – A room temperature peanut butter and jelly sandwich is good, but a warm one is next-level. Add some butter and cook it in a pan – like you would a grilled cheese – to really take it up a notch.
  • Using the wrong jelly – Ditch the plain old grape variety and upgrade to a jam with less sugar and fewer preservatives.
  • Not adding fresh fruit – Make your PB&J healthier and tastier by adding some sliced bananas, apples or blueberries to your sandwich. It gives it another layer of flavor, plus adds vitamins and fiber, too.
  • Using only sliced bread – There’s nothing wrong with a basic peanut butter and jelly, but you can swap the bread for rolled up tortillas, waffles or pancakes for a fun alternative.

Source: Eat This Not That