I can hear you now . . . WHAT?! Brown Sugar?!
Yep, and it is incredibly good! If you like peanut butter (as I do), this sandwich is going to give the kind of sweet satisfaction Reese’s
Peanut Butter Cups give you, but more.
This sandwich has some heft to it. I mean, it is a meal! I don’t know how many calories it has, but it has to be a lot. Especially with the
amount of brown sugar I use!
If you can make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, you are well on your way to making a PB&BS sandwich. It starts the same as PB&J,
applying plenty of peanut butter to one side each of two slices of bread.
I prefer to use Italian style sandwich bread or sourdough. The softer and more dense the bread, the better. With this sandwich, the bread is more
than just a container, it is part of the mix. So you want a bread that is soft, yet firm in its density to hold the amount of peanut butter and
brown sugar you are going to throw into this sandwich. I have found the Italian style sandwich bread works great.
Now for the peanut butter. You can choose either creamy or crunchy peanut butter. I usually alternate when I make mine. I am a fan of JIF, (and
Skippy), but you can use the peanut butter you prefer. If you don’t care, use JIF.
Once you have both slices covered from edge to edge with peanut butter, you are ready for the main ingredient, the brown sugar. Now here is where we
separate the imitators with the real thing. You MUST use Domino’s Light Brown Sugar. There is no substitute. If you choose to use another
brand, you are failing the sandwich and yourself!
I find the best way to apply the brown sugar is to reach into the bag and form a fist of sugar, grabbing as much as you can (big hands help) and
gripping in such a way that is makes a semi-solid clump. Pull your hand out of the bag and place the “clump” of brown sugar on one of
the slices. You can keep going back for more sugar if you feel you don’t have enough. Once you are satisfied with the amount of sugar, take
the other slice of bread, turn it peanut butter side down and press it down over the brown sugar, spreading the brown sugar t the edges and forming
a solid sandwich.
You are now ready for a real treat. Take a big bite and enjoy the sweet delight of the peanut butter & brown sugar sandwich! You can run an
extra couple of miles, or row an extra 5K to burn it off.
If you want to take this to the next level, create the ultimate PB&BS double decker. More on that later!