Lunch Box Special

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 30, 2022
Dates, orange juice and apples bring zest and crunch to the plain old peanut butter sandwich. —Bernice Morris, Marshfield, Missouri
Lunch Box Special Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped apples
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped dates, optional
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, optional
  • 8 slices bread


  1. In a small bowl, combine peanut butter and orange juice until blended. Add the apples and dates or walnuts if desired. Spread on four slices of bread; top with remaining bread.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 401 calories, 18g fat (4g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 419mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 5g fiber), 13g protein.