Miso Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Pockets

Miso Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Pocket

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins


  • Measuring spoons
  • Dry measuring cups
  • Spoons
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Spatula for flipping the sandwiches
  • Dinner fork
  • Bread knife
  • Small whisk
  • Small rubber spatula
  • Rolling Pin
  • Cookware
  • Nonstick sauté pan


  • 4 teaspoons white miso paste
  • 1 cup peanut butter room temperature
  • 1 cup jelly Your flavor of choice. Robin loves strawberry.
  • 8 slices milk bread
  • 4 tablespoons butter


  • In a small bowl, combine the peanut butter and miso paste, make sure both are at room temperature so that they combine easier.
  • Once they are combined, taste and adjust as needed to your desired miso level.
  • Lay out a slice of bread on the counter and remove the crusts with a bread knife.
  • Gently roll with the rolling pin until the bread is slightly thinner and larger.
  • Repeat with all eight slices.
  • Spread four of the slices with the miso peanut butter, leaving a half an inch uncovered all the way around.
  • Repeat with the other four slices with the jelly, leaving the same amount uncovered.
  • Match up the slices, one jelly with one peanut butter, lining up the uncovered edges of each.
  • Brush some water and press the fork along the edges of the sandwich to seal the edges.
  • Heat a sauté pan on medium heat.
  • Add one tablespoon of butter and let it melt.
  • Add the sandwich pocket to the pan and cook, monitoring closely, until it gets crispy and turns golden brown.
  • Flip carefully and repeat cooking on the other side.
  • Repeat with the remaining sandwiches.


Chef’s Note

Finding the right bread can be the key to success for this dish. We suggest you find thinly sliced milk bread such as Paris Baguette or Tous Les Jours. Want to improvise? Use red miso paste instead of white or try different jellies or bread. The world is your oyster! Red miso is saltier and will bring more umami to the miso butter, and you may want to tweak the amount of red miso you’re adding to the butter according to your liking! 
Any generic peanut butter will be fine, but Robin’s favorite is Teddy Smooth! 

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Epicurean Gourmet Series Cutting Board, 17.5-Inch by 13-Inch, Natural/Slate

Miyabi 34313-213 Fusion Morimoto Edition Chef’s Knife, 8-inch, Black w/Red Accent/Stainless Steel


Le Creuset LS2024-1667 Enameled Cast Signature Iron Handle Skillet, 6 1/3″, Cerise


OXO Good Grips Measuring Cups and Spoons Set, Stainless Steel

Pyrex Glass Measuring Cup Set (3-Piece, Microwave and Oven Safe)

OXO Good Grips 3-Piece Stainless-Steel Mixing Bowl Set

Hand Tools/Gadgets

Fletchers’ Mill French Rolling Pin, Maple – 20 inch, Perfect Tool for Rolling Thin Pie and Pastry Crust, Professional French Rolling Pin, Best Pastry Rolling Pin MADE IN U.S.A.

OXO Good Grips Brushed Stainless Steel Turner

OXO Good Grips 9-Inch Whisk


Maruman Organic White Miso 26.4 oz

Teddie All Natural Peanut Butter, Smooth, 26-Ounce Jar (Pack of 3)

Robin Clark

Robin Clark

Pastry Chef

Robin, who was born and raised in Western Mass, didn’t always want to be a chef. She originally studied to be a brain surgeon, but when she wasn’t enjoying it, she turned to her other love: food. She has worked under chefs in Providence and Cambridge and finally settled in Worcester, Massachusetts where she helped open a new restaurant concept and now is the executive pastry chef of the Worcester restaurant group: Niche Hospitality Group. Robin likes to showcase her fun-loving personality in her food, taking classic flavors and childhood combinations and putting a modern twist on them. She recently competed in Food Network’s Chopped and came in second place. She also likes to compete in the local food competition: Worcester’s Best Chef. Robin dreams of being able to own/run her own business someday. As she puts it “I put my heart and soul into every plate I make. I’d like to think the guests can taste the love.”

If Mars was livable, and you accept a one-way ticket to host a party there, who would you invite (4 guests max), and what would you cook?
I would invite my mom, my dad, and my two sisters. My family is absolutely everything to me—and you better believe it—if I’m going to another planet, I’m bringing them. I would have an ice cream sundae party. Astronauts have ice cream, so if I go to Mars, I’m making my own “astronaut ice cream social.”

Do you have any ridiculous goals in life?
I would love to run a full marathon someday. I also would love to get my motorcycle license and own my own motorcycle. I would love to reappear on Chopped and WIN this time.

What’s your favorite food holiday?
I think my favorite food holiday is a combination of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Those are the two holidays where my family has always done big blow out dinners, my mom, sisters and I make pies in the kitchen all day at Thanksgiving, and cookies the whole month of December for Christmas. There’s nothing I like better than being in the kitchen with my family.

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