In case you’re wondering how to make the perfect peanut butter toast, here’s my little secret.
Toast a piece of bread. Immediately spread a bit of margarine (or butter if you’re feeling wild) on the toast. This serves as a moist base for the peanut butter to be applied smoothly and cleanly.
Grab two jars of peanut butter, one skippy (or similar childhood brand), the other of the all-natural, no-salt-added, stir-the-jar iteration. (Almond butter would be acceptable here, too). Add a thickish layer of the natural peanut butter. Then add a thinner layer of the jiffy stuff.
In my years of experimentation I’ve realized that I hate the full sugar blast of the artificial peanut butter, but I also don’t like the grainy, flavorless vibe of the natural stuff. Here, worlds collide and explode, happily, in my mouth.