This fun, kid-friendly indulgence was a hit at taste testing and received our highest rating. The recipe can easily be multiplied to make as many sandwiches as you need.
2 (1-ounce) slices firm white sandwich bread, divided
1 teaspoon butter, softened
1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
2 teaspoons honey
1/2 teaspoon semisweet chocolate minichips
1 large strawberry, thinly sliced
1/2 small banana, cut lengthwise into 3 slices (about 2 ounces)
1 tablespoon pineapple jam
How to Make It
Spread one side of each white bread slice with 1/2 teaspoon butter. Combine peanut butter and honey; spread over plain side of 1 bread slice. Sprinkle with chocolate chips; top evenly with strawberry slices and banana slices.
Spread pineapple jam over plain side of remaining bread slice. Carefully assemble sandwich.
Heat a small nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add sandwich; cook 2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned.
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forgot about these! used to make them all the time when my daughter was younger. i sorta went with what i had on hand, which usually was the pnut butter with strawberry jelly, banana slices and hershey's syrup, then grilled. sometimes crushed pineapple got thrown in, but everyone LOVED these!!! left out honey. was our dinner sometimes on sundays.
Although I wouldn't eat this every day, it's a nice departure from the traditional "pb&b" that makes for an indulgent lunch. I've never had pineapple preserves on hand but I've used raspberry and strawberry jam with fine results. Of course it's gooey, but part of the fun is licking one's fingers; and I make sure I have a napkin close at hand before I start. I've made this several times and will be making it for a long time.
This tastes great with any kind of jam (but is less banana split-like). It is now a Christmas holiday tradition with my son & I (who tells me he has made it for his friends before). A little sloppy, but yummy!
Five stars for kids. My 15 month old went nuts over this and devoured half a sandwich. I found it to give me a stomach ache after three bites and a sugar overload. It was very sweet. I didn't have the pineapple jam so that was omitted. This would be good as a quick dessert though. I'm willing to try it again just with a few modifications. No butter and honey and maybe toasting the bread instead. Interesting none the less.
This sandwich is a good idea, although I thought it was a bit messy. I tried making it again with my own twist.
I try not to use butter if i can, so i toasted whole wheat bread in the toaster instead of grilling in a pan. After that i spread the peanut butter out from the middle, leaving some room on the edges of the bread so the melted peanut butter wouldn't spill out. Toasting the bread first instead of grilling saved me from cleaning a big mess and kept the fruit cool. That way seemed ALOT easier.
It's different. I can see how some people love it, but there's too many ooey gooey flavors for me. One of my kids said "it taste weird" and would not eat it. The other one enjoyed it, but he'll eat anything. I'm also wondering why this was in Cooking Light. What is light about this? Worth a shot if you think you'll like it.
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