Peanut Butter & Strawberry Jam Uncrustables

Good Friday Morning Everybody! We are all now officially sitting on the light at the end of the work-week tunnel! Hooray! I have a lot of work to get done before we can leave today. Today is another Kid Friendly Friday! And boy do I think this is going to be a hit for all of those kids out there looking for an awesome snack. I mean, I think it’s an awesome snack and I’m far from being a kid.

A little more than a year ago my mom introduced me to Uncrustables. What are Uncrustables you may be asking? Well they are peanut butter and jelly sandwiches that are frozen; round and ready for any grab & go family or child [or grown adult, like me!]. Well, I gave one of these little frozen sandwiches a try when my mom insisted. Like the good daughter that I am, I put up a fight. I did not want to eat a defrosted peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Why would I?  She insisted and I took a bite of one. In that moment I fell in love, right in front of Nick’s eyes. He did not care much; he was in love with them too. That is correct, we love Uncrustables. Immediately I had to go to a wholesale store and purchase the largest box of Uncrustables I could. I ate them every day until I became sick of them.

Enter the present day.

I have been thinking about Uncrustables for some time now, but they are so expensive. Well, not SO expensive, but somebody somewhere is making a killing on those small boxes of frozen sandwiches. As if they are novel or something. Come on any kid could make them. That’s right, ANY kid could make them. That is when it hit me why not make them myself and test out my theory. That is what I did. I made my very own and today I present to you Peanut Butter & Strawberry Uncrustables.

Idea inspired by Smuckers

Here is what you will need:

  • Strawberry jam [or your favorite flavor]
  • Peanut Butter
  • Loaf of bread
  • Large cookie cutter 

Directions:

  • Using the large cookie cutter, cut a circle in an even amount of bread slices [it really depends on how many sandwiches you want to make]

  • Leaving a slight margin around the edge spread peanut butter on EVERY slice of round bread [yep, you heard that right – EVERY slice]

  • Spread jelly on half of the round bread slices

  • Now match every jelly slice with an only peanut butter slice

  • Pinch the circles together to ensure the sandwich is sealed
  • Put each into an individual re-sealable bag and then freeze them

  • When you are ready to enjoy one, unthaw it for a couple of minutes and eat away!

These are so great! I’m serious. They are a great thing to take on a hike, when you’re at the pool, for a picnic or a lunch. They are also just as convenient for a snack! Believe me! There are tons of benefits – you are making the sandwiches, so you control what is included in the sandwich; second, you are saving some money; next, you can switch up the flavors to meet your needs – for example, instead of having all strawberry jam, you can have grape or any other flavor and any kind of bread!; finally, and maybe most importantly, your kids can get involved with the process. How cool is that? I mean, they will have such fun cutting out the circles of bread and smearing the peanut butter and jelly on each round. I hope you all give this a try – even if you don’t have any children. I do not have any kids, but I had a great time making them AND eating them! Oh yes!

Until Next Time,

Happy Kid-Friendly Friday!