A quick favorite sandwich in many American homes. This guide contains peanut butter and jelly sandwich tips.
My 2 girls take a bag lunch most days for school and neither cares for the crust of their sandwiches. I hated buying the frozen uncrustables from the store because of the price, so I decided to make my own. My 2 girls and I set up an assembly line and go through a whole loaf of bread at once to make and freeze these.
Make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as you normally would, then use a big, round lid (I use a wide-mouth pickle jar lid) or cup to cut out circle sandwiches. Place individual sandwiches into a baggy then place all sandwiches into a large ziplock bag to place in the freezer. You will have enough made to last quite a while.
I throw the crusts of the bread to our dogs or for birds and squirrels.
By LisaE from WI
Love your idea and especially the assembly line! It's great that you feed the crusts to the animals but if you like croutons reserve some of them for yourself to dice, spice and bake ;-)
I had to tell you that you can buy a perfect Crimper thing from Pampered Chef and they look just like the ones you buy in the freezer section at the store. This way you can put how much peanut butter and jelly you like. Those freezer ones have WAY too much peanut butter for me.
Thanks for the freezing them idea!
I got a vintage metal pastry making-thing, I think at a yard sale, and it does this. The outside is a large round biscuit cutter. It has a knob on top and when you press it a crimper comes down and crimps the edges. It's for making little round pies. I wish I could tell you where to get one but I'm not even sure who makes them anymore. It's called a Tart Master, and I'm guessing 30's through 40's as the manufacture time.
What a great idea! I too, dislike buying the uncrustables from the store because of price but sometimes I need the convenience of something quick to pack in the mornings. Thanks for sharing!
When making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for your toddler, my sons favorite, put the peanut butter on both slices of bread and then put the jelly in the middle. That way the bread doesn't get soggy!
Did you know that you can freeze peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for school lunch? It's true! Spread peanut butter on one slice of bread. On the other slice, spread a thin layer of peanut butter to act as a barrier for the jelly to avoid seepage, then spread on the jelly.
When you are making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with crunchy peanut butter, it usually tears up the bread.
My husband loves the "No Crust" frozen PBJ's. They are so high calorie, that I was excited to find that Wonder bread makes a little crust remover tool. I use a whole loaf of low calorie bread, low sugar peanut butter and low sugar jelly/jam.
To keep the jelly in a peanut butter sandwich from soaking into the bread or oozing out, put peanut butter, thinly spread, on both sides of the bread instead of one. Then put the jelly in the middle. By Lynn