Dating back to 1901 in the Boston Cooking-School Magazine: "Try making little sandwiches...with thin layers of bread and two of filling, one of peanut paste, and currant or crab-apple jelly. The combination is delicious, and, so far I know, original." This is the earliest reference to the classic PB&J. It wasn't until the 1930's that the snack would become a hit among kids when peanut butter was available in jars and marketed to children. (The invention of sliced bread in 1928 also increased the the sandwiches popularity.)
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