Peanut Butter Sandwich Coloring Pages

Peanut-butter was originally paired with a diverse set of savory foods, such as pimento, cheese, celery, watercress, saltines and toasted crackers. In a Good Housekeeping article published in May 1896, a recipe “urged homemakers to use a meat grinder to make peanut butter and spread the result on bread. ” The following month, the culinary magazine Table Talk published a “peanut butter sandwich” recipe. In the early 1900s, this sandwich was adopted down the class structure as the price of peanut butter dropped. It became popular with children as manufacturers began adding sugar to the peanut butter, and with the advent of sliced bread in the 1920s (which allowed children to easily make their own sandwiches) peanut butter sandwiches became a common meal for children. It was not until the 1940s that jelly was added to peanut butter sandwiches. It is believed that U. S. soldiers during World War II combined the bread, peanut butter and jelly found in their rations together into sandwiches, and that their return popularized the peanut butter and jelly sandwich among the general population. Since World War II, both peanut butter and jelly were found on US soldiers’ military ration list. The National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day occurs annually in the United States on April 2.