Do you love peanut butter? Do you love peanut butter so much you updated your Facebook status to “In a Relationship,” because your true love is creamy, chunky (or smooth!) and totally nutty, but it’s okay because you really understand each other? Do you actually survive on a carefully curated diet of literally just peanut butter? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you’ve come to the right place. Welcome to PB Sandwich Hacks: Week One.
Let’s jump right in with one of the most cultish peanut butter pairings there is. You may have heard whispers of it around town, amongst the foodies and the peanut butter die-hards… But have you actually tried it yet? Yes, we can only be talking about this: peanut butter and pickles, a.k.a. the PB&P. It’s time.
Over a series of very scientific tests (read: we went through a lot of peanut butter and pickles), we discovered that the ideal ratio of PB:pickle is a very controversial matter, completely dependent on who you’re talking to. Ultimately, we settled on two tablespoons of peanut butter and ten pickles, because we like to keep things even.
The one thing we all agreed on is that the entire surface of the toast must be covered in pickle. Otherwise, what’s the point? We’re also not ones to glob on more peanut butter than you need – the subtle art of the Peanut Butter Toast is one of refinement. You always think you want more peanut butter on there, but don’t forget: It’s high in protein and fat, and a little goes a long way.
For this toast, we’re partial to using CB’S Nuts organic Creamunchy Peanut Butter (slightly grainy, spreadable, delicious) paired with Gordy’s sweet, warmly spiced pickle chips – it’s the best combo we found, and we tried ‘em all.
Fun fact: The PB&P first hit during the Great Depression, when rations were tight and families had to stretch ingredients to make them last. (Necessity is truly the mother of invention.)
Once you try it, you’ll see why the PB&P belongs in your PB toast hack arsenal.
Missed the other PB Sandwich Hacks? Check out Toasted White Chocolate Bar + Bananas, Bacon Jerky And Green Apple Slices, Chocolate-Dipped Pretzels + Hot Fudge Sauce and Goat Cheese + Wildflower Honey.