National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day is celebrated every year on April 2. Did you know that the average American will have eaten over two thousand peanut butter and jelly sandwiches by the time they graduate high school? In 1901, the first reference was published of peanut butter paired with jelly on bread, by Julia Davis Chandler of the good ol’ USA. Make this day a memorable one celebrating one of America’s classic sandwiches.
Why We Love Peanut Butter and Jelly (and National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day)
Sometimes, when we go out to eat, we don’t like want to be challenged. We crave the taste of the familiar and nothing’s more familiar, at least to Americans, than the taste of a good ol’ PB&J sandwich.
B. It’s a great on-the-go meal
While some people love sitting down and taking their time to enjoy a great PB&J sandwich, some just simply have a fast-paced lifestyle. For those people always on the go, a classic PB&J sandwich is always a great idea.
C. It’s simple
Bread? Check. Peanut Butter? Check. Jelly? Check. You’re in good hands after that.
How to Celebrate National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
1. Make a peanut butter and jelly burger
Yes, we said it. Go to your local grocery store to buy the ingredients, and handle business. Surprisingly, this tastes like heaven. Try it!
2. Cruise over to your local deli
You’ll be amazed at all the delis and options you’ll find nearby. Walk-in and enjoy a finely crafted sandwich at your fingertips.
3. Pack a PB&J sandwich for somebody
Yes, we said it. Give a PB&J sandwich to a loved-one, friend, or a complete stranger you pass on the street. Spread the love, one PB&J sandwich at a time.
Favorite Peanut Butter and Jelly Recipes
Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies — Allrecipes
This sandwich cookie is great for perking up those brown bag lunches.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal Pancakes — Allrecipes
Not just your average pancake. Top with chocolate syrup for bonus points.
Grilled Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich — Allrecipes
This is peanut butter and jelly with a twist. The kids will thank you for them.