Creamy melted Peanut Butter with perfectly toasted bread makes Air Fried Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich delicious.
Back in the day, when I was a teenager my friend April and I would spilt a hot ooey gooey Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich whenever we went to Fentons Ice Cream Shop in Oakland, California.
We LOVED the melted Peanut Butter with warm Jelly and every bite was mouthful of delicious. It was a tradition that we kept for years and I have to admit. As an adult going back to Fentons for my favorite Black and Tan Sundae, I still love to get a hot ooey gooey Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich.
Why Grill or Air Fry a PB&J?
Isn’t it obvious? Well, maybe I need to convince you. PB&J is a popular school lunch sandwich many kids enjoy day in and day out. It’s just good! So why not grill it or Air Fry it, to toast the bread and melt the peanut butter, right? Well, that’s not all.
The jelly becomes a perfect counterpart to the Peanut Butter and the two combined create this goodness of delicious. I’m telling you, just try it. You will feel like a school kid again, but so much better!
How to Grill a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
I won’t bore you with the proper technique of making a PB&J, or will I? Spread a layer of Peanut Butter (I prefer creamy) on one slice of bread. On the other slice of bread spread your favorite jelly. Yes, it’ important to spread jelly on the other slice of bread and not directly on the Peanut Butter. This gives you the best spreading possible. Trust me.
I personally love Grape Jelly, however this recipe is amazing with Strawberry Jam and even better with a Homemade Strawberry Jam that I make in my Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker.
Lightly butter the outsides of your bread sandwich and place on a heated frying pan or griddle. Allow to cook until bread is toasted and flip over.
Slice in half and enjoy! But make sure you have napkins handy because the Peanut Butter will slip out before you know it.
Can I make a Grilled PB&J in an Air Fryer?
Oh YES! Of course you can and in fact, it’s my NEW Favorite snack. Make your Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich just like you would to cook on the stove, except place your Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich in the Ary Fryer Basket on Parchment Paper.
Set your Air Fryer to 375 Degrees for 3 minutes and flip over. Repeat for 3 more minutes. You now have a PERFECTLY Grilled Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich and it’s delicious!
Here’s a tip, you can make a Grilled Cheese Sandwich the same way in an Air Fryer too! And who doesn’t love Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. I sure do.
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PB&J Fun Fact
Back in 1901 it’s rumored that Julia Davis Chandler published the first reference of Peanut Butter paired with Jelly on bread. By the late 1920s, as the sandwich became more popular and the price of peanut butter declined it moved down the social classes and everyone enjoyed this delicious sandwich.
What jam is best in a Grilled Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich?
- Grape Jelly
- Strawberry Jam
- Raspberry Jam
- Peach Jam
- Blackberry Jam
Other Favorite Kid Recipes
- Meatball Cups
- Strawberry Kabobs
- Tater Tot Kabobs
- Mac and Cheese Bites
- Apple Pie Chex Mix
- S’mores Muddy Buddies
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Grilled Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
- 4 slices of your favorite bread
- 4-6 Tablespoons Creamy Peanut Butter
- 4-6 Tablespoons Grape Jelly or Strawberry Jam
- 2 Tablespoons Butter
Air Fryer PB&J
- Evenly spread peanut butter on 2 slices of bread
- Then evenly spread Jam or Jelly on remaining slices of bread.
- Place one slice of bread with Peanut Butter and one slice of bread with Jam or Jelly together.
- Lightly butter the outside of the sandwich
- Place in Air Fryer at 375 degrees for 3 mins and turn over.
- Cooked to perfection every time.
- Slice in half and enjoy
Grilled on Stove Top
- Evenly Spread Peanut Butter on 2 slices of bread
- Evenly Spread Jam on 2 slices of bread
- Put one slice of peanut butter and one slice of jam together to form a sandwich
- Lightly butter outsides of sandwich
- Over Medium High Heat place PB&J on hot skillet
- Cook until bread is golden and toasty 3-4 Minutes
- Flip Sandwich over and cook other side for an addition 3-4 minutes or until Golden Brown
- Remove from heat and slice in half. Serve and enjoy