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best addition to a pb&j

there's always the bananna, but what else goes with it?

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      1. re: ciaogal

        I second this. But then what else doesn't goes well with bacon.

      2. Honey


        Hershey's Syrup

        Cream cheese

        Avocado (or guacamole)

        BBQ Sauce

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        1. re: ipsedixit

          excellent choices.... I dunno about the bbq.... I'll have to see!

          1. re: bostonbakedbean

            You're missing out if you haven't tried bbq sauce with your pbj ...

          2. re: ipsedixit

            Avacado? Really? I'm game, but it just doesn't sound that appealing.

            1. re: SuzMiCo

              Try it.

              I kid you not ... very very good, esp. if you are an avocado fan.

                1. Lay's original potato chips!!

                  1. Oh My God! I'm curious yet somehow repulsed by these suggestions.

                    1. Butter (PB goes atop the butter).

                      And, if I omit the jam (or make it a more savory jam), then there is the fabled BLT where PB replaces mayo.

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                      1. re: Karl S

                        I made a BLT last week with blueberry cream cheese instead of mayo.... it was good...mmmm

                        1. re: bostonbakedbean

                          That sounds positively delightful. If I can find a decent tomato I will try it.

                        1. Apple or peach slices.
                          Chili peppers.
                          Grated carrot.
                          Crumbled pretzels (salted).

                            1. re: mollyomormon

                              I was waiting to see this. Definately a nice combo of sweet and creamy and tart. On toast I might add.

                            2. Even if some of the ideas seem odd, I am getting the feeling we are all a little pregnant. Many of the offerings sound like a late night pick-up for an expectant spouse.

                              I promise to try most (if not all) of your chowish suggestions. Will report back.

                              1. I actually just found another great addition, which I discovered late last night.

                                Crushed Oreo Cookies. Yum.

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                                1. re: ipsedixit

                                  Just tried that tonight.

                                  Thank you...

                                  (Next time, it'll be Nutter Butters)

                                  1. re: theannerska

                                    Butterfingers ... that's my next experiment.

                                    I'm doubling my pleasure with the peanut butter.

                                2. I agree with the Lay's chips!

                                    1. are these jokes? has chowhound jumped the shark? i'm so confused.

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                                      1. re: roreo

                                        Jumped the shark....This isn't the Happy Days Board
                                        I can see why your confused.

                                        1. White turkey breast, depending on whether you've got a good low-sugar marmalade to work with. The key is more PB. Could play with cranberry sauce and this next month.

                                          1. Crispix cereal. Or any crunchy cereal, for that matter. You all have me curious about potato chips. I found out PB and bacon are a heavenly match thanks to all of you. I still can't believe it, but it's true.

                                            1. drop the "j", toast it & add bacon and sweet onion. yum.

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                                              1. re: mark

                                                PB&J with bacon didn't do anything for me. I suspect this dish would only come to life if there were copious amounts of bacon grease included, as in frying the bread maybe.

                                              2. Lays original potato chips. Used to eat that all the time as a kid. Funny how several of us figured that one out.
                                                I also used to eat ketchup on white bread with potato chips crushed in the middle.

                                                Alfalfa Sprouts

                                                1. toast the bread, keep it open-faced, "P" on one slice and "J" on the other. eat "P" with bacon, and "J" with an over-medium fried egg. I kid you not.

                                                  1. mini chocolate chips, fluff, rice crispies and/or Trader Joe's mini peanut butter cups.

                                                    1. Grilled w/ a nice white bread.

                                                      1. on english muffins instead of bread.

                                                        1. I've always been tempted to try Elvis' favorite 'wich: pb, honey, banana and bacon. It sounds oh so good but oh so bad for you. My fave is pb, honey and banana on toasted bread. Pretty tame after reading all of the other suggestions.

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                                                          1. re: rosielucchesini

                                                            Wow - I always thought your version WAS the Elvis. That's my favorite way to eat it too - except I put the bread on a skillet - and lately I've been adding Nutella and a little cinnamon. Mmmm.

                                                          2. PB & J just on saltines is good b/c of the salt. Crushing them and sticking on a sandwich is like the Lay's I believe, just less greasy. Another good addition is crushed Ritz.

                                                            White chocolate is good.

                                                            Also make a standard PBJ, then dip in milk-egg-little flour batter, then fry like a croque monsieur...

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                                                            1. re: Emme

                                                              Ooohhh...I like the croque monsieur idea. I will have to try that sometime.