“Uncrustable” PB&J Copycat

If your kiddos are anything like mine, they love PB&Js. More specifically, Uncrustables. As a family of four, on one income, I am always looking at ways to save. I grew tired of paying for something I realized I could make myself. Those frozen sandwiches really add up. So here is my Uncrustable copycat recipe my kids love.

What you need:

  1. Peanut butter (I used about a cup, maybe a little more)
  2. Jelly (Again, I used about a cup)
  3. A loaf of bread
  4. A spoon and a plastic cup (You’ll need the cup to cut the sandwiches)
  5. And a cutting board or a clean surface to work on

Step 1:

Mix the peanut butter and jelly in a bowl. Honestly I don’t measure the peanut butter or jelly, but you can use however much you’d like. It’s really up to you and how many sandwiches you want to make.

Step 2:

Spread the peanut butter and jelly mixture onto one slice of bread. Again, I don’t measure but I used a generous spoonful. You don’t have to cover the whole slice of bread because you’re going to be cutting it. Make sure to have most of the mixture in the center of the bread.

Step 3:

Place the top to your sandwich and use the top of the cup to cut your sandwich. Press firmly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4: (Optional)

You can use a fork to create the “uncrustable” style edges.  I normally do but this time my bread wasn’t as soft and I just wasn’t pretty.

Step 5:

I just toss mine into sandwich sized ziplock bags then toss them in the freezer. Boom, you’re done. I just pull them out of the freezer and they go straight into lunch boxes. They’re perfectly thawed out by lunch time. Or I toss them on the counter fore a few minutes and then typically my impatient kids dive right in!

I know all the excess bread may feel like a waste but you can make croutons or breadcrumbs with the pieces that don’t have any peanut butter and jelly on them.

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