School time is here! This year I have 3 lunches to be making each day! PB&J is always a winner here. I have tried regular store bought Uncrustables for connivence, but they are pricey and my kids didn’t really like them anyway. So I decided to try homemade uncrustables instead.
I had heard that you could buy Wonder brand sandwich sealer (aka- “uncrustables” maker) at the Dollar Tree. Couldn’t find one at the first store, but I found success at the second! Sweet just $1. (if you can’t find them at your Dollar Tree try one of these sandwich sealers or the Pampered Chef cut n seal)
I tried the classic Peanut Butter and Jelly. I also threw in a Peanut Butter and “nutella” one too. Why not! And if you noticed, Manager’s Special Bread was perfect for this project since I knew I was going to do the whole loaf right away. One loaf made 10 sandwiches (with 1 piece left over). I also found the good old fashioned white bread (or whole grain white) to work the best. And closest to a square shape (not rectangular, KWIM?)
Just 3 easy steps in using the “uncrustables” tool:
- Cut off crusts with the outer square (don’t throw away the crusts, they make great bread crumbs!)
- Spread on the desired filling. I think it works best to spread peanut butter on both sides and then the jelly (jelly directly on the bread makes it a little soggy). Nutella works too!
- Seal the two pieces using the inside square of the tool.
Then they are ready to EAT! OR… Freeze. I laid mine on a cookie sheet and “flash froze” them for a couple hours. Then I placed them all in a single ziploc and returned them to the freezer. The “flash freezing” keeps them from sticking together in the bag.
Overall, I think this is a fabulous, cheap and convenient lunch time option (worked great for taking on vacation too!). Have you tried homemade uncrustables?This post may contain affiliate links or sponsored content which support this site. Disclosure Policy