Chopped Junior-Inspired Lunchboxes: Waffled Peanut Butter and Jelly

Try a new recipe idea that will set your lunchbox apart from the rest, Chopped Junior style.

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On this week’s episode of Chopped Junior, our young contestants were challenged with incorporating waffles (along with lobster mushrooms, chorizo and orange frozen pops) into their appetizer course. Inspired by the notion of waffles, we decided to experiment with one of our waffle makers in Food Network Kitchen. We took the most-iconic school lunch sandwich of all, peanut butter and jelly, and waffled it. We loved how crunchy and toasted it was — like PB&J was always meant to be waffled.

Make one for your next packed lunch. Make a PB&J like you would normally, then put it in a preheated waffle iron that has been brushed with a little butter. Close the waffle iron, but don’t press it down (or all the peanut butter and jelly will ooze out!). Cut the sandwich however you like.

Tune in Tuesday at 8|7 c to see which contestant wins $10,000. And keep coming back every Wednesday for a new recipe idea that will set your lunchbox apart from the rest, Chopped Junior style.

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