Peanut Butter and Jelly Circles


Do your kids beg you to buy the expensive Smuckers Uncrustables? It’s like my kids feel left out if they don’t have “the cool, prepackaged stuff”. They feel that way about Lunchables too. The few times I have bought them, they don’t even like them. What’s up with that?

Making Uncrustables (Peanut Butter and Jelly Circle)

What do I do about it? I have them make their own “Uncrustables” now. It’s super easy and they taste way better than the store bought stuff.

Mom win!

Uncrustables (Peanut Butter and Jelly Circles)

Watch the video to see how we do it. Once the kids make this once, chances are they will start making their own sack lunches. Even with school being out, we do a lot of picnics so you can still put this into practice for those days.

NOTE: You can make different variations of this too. Use wheat bread. Make Peanut butter and honey, peanut butter and Nutella, peanut butter and marshmallow cream. If you are allergic to peanuts, try different nut butters or different types of sandwiches or shapes.

The most important thing is to teach the kids independence and let them have fun with it. If they want to add things that you think (or know) will be gross, let them do it. They will quickly learn.

Uncrustables (Peanut Butter and Jelly Circles)

If you love the convenience of having them ready in the mornings, you can always make a whole bunch and freeze them. That’s what they do with the Uncrustables anyway.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Circles

Peanut Butter
Cookie Cutter, or just a cup

1-Make sure you have all the ingredients.
2-Clean work area and wash your hands.
3-Get 2 slices of bread and lay them out.
4-Using a dull butter knife, spread peanut butter on one slice of bread.
5-Using a dull butter knife or a spoon, spread jelly on the other slice of bread.
6-Smush the two pieces of bread together.
7-Using a cookie cutter or just a cup, cut out a shape in the middle of the bread.
8-Using a fork, press down around all the edges of the bread to seal the peanut butter and jelly inside.
9-If you want to make a bunch of these to save for school lunches then you need to wrap them up and put them in the freezer. Just like the store bought “Uncrustables”, they will defrost in your lunch bag by the time lunch time comes around.
10-Clean up your mess.
11-Eat, Share, Enjoy!