- September 9, 2013
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My kids absolutely love those Uncrustable sandwiches sold in the freezer section at the grocery store. You know, the cute little round peanut butter and jelly sandwiches that have no crusts. I cannot lie, I enjoy their convenience. What I don’t like are the cost of them, and the fact that they are no doubt loaded with things that I cannot pronounce. I do my best to avoid things I can’t pronounce in my diet. Unless it is in ice cream, of course! I am less discerning when it comes to my ice cream. I digress.
I love those frozen sandwiches especially when making my kids school lunches, or when we are on a long road trip. My husband assured me that we could make our own for a much smaller price tag, and he in fact delivered.
I could not believe the simplicity of these things.
You will need:
Peanut butter (or any nut butter) of your choice
Jelly or fruit spread
A glass drinking cup
To make your sandwiches grab two pieces of bread. Gently put your glass in the center of a piece of bread so you can see where to put your goodies. Spread peanut butter on both pieces of bread in the center roughly the diameter of your glass. Place a small dollop of jelly on one of the pieces of bread. No real need to spread it out. Top the bread with jelly with your other piece of bread. Nothing special here right? You essentially just made a PbJ with stuff only in the center of the bread.
Now, take your drinking glass and cut out the part of the sandwich with the fillings. The act of pushing the glass through will seal your sandwich fillings inside. Pull the remaining bread aside. (I save mine to make homemade bread crumbs, bread pudding, or croutons)
Make as many sandwiches as you need or want. Freeze them for a few hours. They take about 30 to 60 minutes to defrost. It’s perfect to put inside of a lunch box, or picnic basket.