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Peanut Butter & Pickle Sandwiches

A hidden gem found from a game of Truth or Dare. Wayyyy back in 8th grade, three of my girlfriends and I were having a sleepover. After the usual gossip, manicures and such we decided to play Truth or Dare. I always like to keep things exciting and tend to choose Dare.

One of the girls decided to have the Dare be to eat a peanut butter and pickle sandwich. After many giggles and a mess I took a hesitant bite. I found myself with a mouthful of chewy peanut butter and crunchy pickles. It was amazingly delicious.

It took quite some time for me to convince the other girls to taste it. Since I was a joker they thought for sure I was pulling their leg. After they took a bite they agreed it wasn’t terrible, but did not fall in love like I did.

For many years following I would eat peanut butter and pickle sandwiches regularly. The became my alternate to peanut butter and banana sandwiches (introduced to me by my father as our go to lunch while we went fishing!).

During my pregnancy this  salty and sweet delicacy became a staple on my menu! It was my number one craving. I loved the contrast of the creamy peanut butter with the crunch of the dill pickle.

Now, the best way to make this dish is to gather a soft bread with minimal nutrition content. Yes, I know this is not what we are “supposed” to go for. I personally prefer Sara Lee Honey Wheat bread for this sandwich. Next you will need a peanut butter. I find crunchy to be a distraction with this meal so I opt for Skippy Creamy Peanut Butter. Lastly you will need a crunch dill pickle. Milwaukee’s Best Baby Dill Pickles are my poison of choice.

Not that you can’t figure out how to make it on your own, but I wanted to practice with my camera so here are a few pictures to illustrate the steps:

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This sandwich is good at home or on the go. I highly recommend giving the sweet and salt combo a chance!

If you do comment below and let me know your thoughts!!

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