There’s something special about the classic peanut butter sandwich. It’s wonderfully humble in its simplicity – Who knew the sweet acidity of berry fruit and the salty creaminess of peanuts could make such an exciting combination?

Best of all, a peanut butter sandwich can be enjoyed 24/7. Whether it’s 7 am and you need a quick and filling breakfast to start your day or it’s 11 pm and your late-night cravings for a snack won’t stop calling your name, you can always know that a delicious PJ sandwich has got your back.

A beloved PJ sandwich means so much to many of us that sometimes they deserve a little ‘je ne sais quoi’ to add an extra flair to the already perfect pairing. Here’s six of the best, most exciting variations we recommend!

Grilled PJ Sandwich

Sometimes a twist comes in the most simple ways. Next time you fancy just a classic three-ingredient PJ sandwich, try grilling the sandwich for a heated up and slightly crispy version. You can even add sliced banana to make it a banana peanut butter sandwich or sprinkle a little powdered sugar over the top. It’ll be warm in all the right places and ooze the sweet juices of the jelly. There’s nothing more scrumptious than a grilled sandwich whatever the filling, especially when it’s grilled to just the right amount of crunch.

Elvis PJ Sandwich

Named after the late and great Elvis Presley’s, an Elvis PJ sandwich consists of toasted bread, peanut butter, jelly, and a sliced banana and was his favorite snack ever. Banana is the perfect addition to add a little more firmness to the combo and if Elvis said it’s good, that means it’s good, right? You’ve gotta trust the almighty king of rock n roll. To make it even more irresistible, add some crispy salty bacon and you’ve got yourself a party.

Cinnamon-raisin PJ Sandwich

For a classy take on the PJ sandwich, throw in some cinnamon and raisins to the mix to add a little sweet spiciness. Some people cannot stand raisins or any other dried fruit no matter how many times they try to, but trust us when we say they go perfectly with a PJ sandwich. If raisins simply aren’t your cup of tea, you can always opt for fresh fruit instead such as blueberries. Just make sure you don’t forget the cinnamon as this is the key ingredient!

Pickled PJ Sandwich

Now, this is where things get a little controversial – have you ever tried a PJ sandwich with pickles? If you haven’t, stop what you’re doing right now and make yourself one. What’s the worst that can happen? If you’re having any doubts about whether pickles could be the right addition to a PJ sandwich, have no fear and simply give it a go. You might be surprised. The sweet tanginess of the pickles not only adds a little crunch to the combo, but it’s also the perfect mediator between the salty peanut butter and sugary jelly.


Northern girl Laura is the epitome of a true entrepreneur. Laura’s spirit for adventure and passion for people blaze through House of Coco. She founded House of Coco in 2014 and has grown it in to an internationally recognised brand whilst having a lot of fun along the way. Travel is in her DNA and she is a true visionary and a global citizen.

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