Most Creative Peanut Butter Sandwich


Behold the Most Creative Peanut Butter Sandwich!

Today at the Culinary Loft in SoHo, Jif held its sixth annual Most Creative Peanut Butter Sandwich Contest. Emerging victorious was 11-year-old Samuel Sosa, who is sixth grade at Loma Vista Middle School in Riverside, California.

Sammy won a $25,000 college scholarship fund. And his sandwich looks pretty great. The recipe after the jump.

Crunchy Chinese Fortune Cookie Sandwich
Yield: 4 sandwiches

Chinese Dipping Sauce:
1/4 cup Jif Creamy Peanut Butter
1/4 cup coconut milk
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon chili powder

4 slices of wheat bread

Sandwich Mix:
3 tablespoons Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter
1 tablespoon finely diced celery
1 tablespoon finely diced apple

To make the dipping sauce, combine all ingredients in small saucepan and cook over low heat while stirring with a wire wisk. When the mixture starts to bubble and thicken, remove from heat and let cool.

While the dipping sauce is cooling, roll flat with a rolling pin the four slices of bread. Use a large circle shaped cookie cutter to cut out each slice of bread into a circle. Mix the 3 sandwich mix ingredients together in a small bowl. Place a tablespoon full of mix into the center of each circle shaped piece of bread. Fold the bread in half so the sandwich is now a half circle. Crimp the edges of the sandwich together with your fingers so the mix will not come out. Then, while holding the center of the sandwich, pull the sides of the sandwich down so the edges touch each other, forming a fortune cookie shape.

Cut extra apple and celery slices to eat with the Chinese dipping sauce.

To make fortunes for your fortune cookies, use a clean plastic lid from a tub of butter, yogurt, or sour cream. Cut small plastic strips, then write your fortune on them with a permanent marker. Tuck the edge of the fortune into the edge of your cookies to make them real fortune cookie sandwiches.

Once the dipping sauce is cool, serve the crunchy Chinese cookie sandwiches with their fortunes, and apple and celery slices on a plate with a cup of dipping sauce. Dip the sandwiches and the apple and celery slices into the sauce, and you have a great after school snack that was fun to make and eat!