Many of us have fond memories of coming home from school and eating Jiffy peanut butter on Wonder bread with a glass of milk as an afternoon snack. As an adult, the Nutella commercials that aired last year touting Nutella as a healthy way to get kids to eat their whole grains amused me to no end. Because anyone who has had Nutella knows that it’s not exactly healthy. It also made me wish that Nutella had been around when I was a kid!
After hearing that the makers of Nutella were being sued by a mother who was shocked to discover that Nutella ain’t exactly healthy got me reminiscing about my childhood snacks. So I thought, why not create a “Peanutella” sandwich, and make it even better with bacon? Whatever your age, this “snackwich” is suitable any time of day when you’ve got a bacon craving, Nutella craving, or peanut butter craving. And if you happen to have all three going on at once, this sandwich is ideal!
It’s easy to throw together, especially since we know all you bacon fans keep massive amounts of pre-cooked bacon in your refrigerator. Pull a few slices out, nuke ‘em or eat ‘em cold if that’s your thing, and layer away. Bacon, Nutella and Peanut Butter are a delicious trinity of salty, sweet and savory. We divvied it up into quarters and all who tried it found it to be a scrumptious, filling afternoon snack that tasted great with afternoon coffee. In retrospect, we should’ve gone bigger, but hey, there’s always next time!
And we’d like to state for the record, that even though it has Nutella, this sandwich isn’t exactly healthy.
Wonder bread/white sandwich bread
Jif peanut butter
Spread Nutella on bread. Top with bacon.
Spread peanut butter on bread. Place bread over bacon, peanut butter side down.
Add Nutella to other side of bread. Repeat until desired height is achieved.
Devour and enjoy!