Campus is Cookin’: Sweet Sandwiches

It’s lunchtime, and you need to review your notes for your test next period. You need a meal handy enough to carry across campus but filling enough to tide you over for the rest of the day. A sandwich would be perfect, but you’re tired of the same old PB&J. Here are a couple of recipes that take a sweet twist on the usual sandwich.

Peanut Butter, Honey and Banana Sandwich

Peanut butter is a versatile complement to any recipe, and combining it with bananas creates a delicious combination. The honey adds a little sweetness to pull it all together. It’s really easy to make if you’re in a hurry.

To start, take two pieces of bread and spread peanut butter on one slice. Next, cut a banana into thin slices and arrange the slices on the peanut butter side of the bread. Squirt some honey onto the plain piece of bread and spread it evenly. Lastly, stick the two sides together, and you have a sandwich, ready to eat.

For a slightly less sweet version, either spread less honey or replace the honey with more peanut butter. This recipe can also be made using apples instead of bananas.

S’mores Sandwich

This recipe will remind you of a simpler time spent sitting at a campfire with marshmallows toasting and Hershey’s chocolate melting into graham crackers. A s’mores sandwich takes some time to make, but the delicious final result is worth it.

First, spread some whipped cream thinly onto two slices of bread. If marshmallows are available, melt them in the microwave for about 45 seconds, but make sure they don’t burn. Once the marshmallows are melted, spread them on the bread.

Place some chocolate chips on the bread by using the whipped cream or marshmallow as glue. If you want a smoother texture, you can melt the chocolate chips for one minute in the microwave before spreading them on the sandwich.

Coat both pieces of bread evenly with Graham cracker crumbs. You can get packets of Graham crackers from the counter opposite the waffle and panini makers in Paresky Commons. To finish, squeeze the deliciously packed sides together and enjoy. You’ll have a sandwich that is sure to bring back great memories.

Chocolate and Banana Sandwich

Chocolate and bananas are the perfect combination, and this recipe is a portable and clean way to eat them. To begin, melt chocolate chips in a small bowl for one minute, and make sure not to burn them or let them overflow. Add one or two teaspoons of milk to the bowl, and mix with a utensil to get a smooth texture.

Spread an even layer of the chocolate mix on two pieces of bread; be sure to keep the chocolate away from the edges of the bread to avoid dripping. Arrange thin slices of bananas on one piece of chocolate–coated bread. Place the slices together for a quick and tasty sandwich.

You can use any combination of fruits for this recipe. I recommend blueberries, strawberries and bananas.

Strawberry Cheesecake Sandwich

A strawberry cheesecake sandwich is very simple to make. It gives the taste of a cheesecake with strawberries and a Graham cracker crust, but is small and handy like a sandwich.

First, spread a thin layer of cream cheese on two slices of bread. Sprinkle a pinch of sugar over the cream cheese and spread some strawberry topping on each side. You can use canned peaches as well. For finishing touches, pour crushed Graham crackers on one piece of bread, squeeze the sides together and make sure that the sandwich doesn’t drip, and dig in!