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I love coming up with easy school lunch and snack ideas for my son. The evenings can be so hectic, so having a quick lunch to throw together is great. We all love the Smuckers uncrustables that you buy in the store, but I don't like the price. So, I bought a tool that makes uncrustables at home.
It's so easy to make homemade uncrustables with this sandwich press. The best part is you can use whatever ingredients your family likes. We like to use whole wheat bread and homemade strawberry jam. I make a large batch of them and then freeze them. Whenever we need a quick snack or lunch we can just grab a homemade uncrustable from the freezer.
I recommend starting with a very soft bread. If you are using stale bread the press doesn't work as well. The bread needs to be pretty soft for the tool to pinch it together. I like to use Wonder Whole Wheat White. I use the entire loaf to make up a bunch at one time. Start by laying all the bread out on the counter.
Next, press down on the center of the bread to flatten it out. This will give you plenty of room to put your peanut butter and your jelly or jam.
Place a small scoop of peanut butter on the bread slices. Then spread the peanut butter over the bread, avoiding the edges of the bread.
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If you get the peanut butter too close to where the bread gets crimped together then it won't stick.
After spreading the peanut butter out on the bread then add a small scoop of jelly or jam. I like to use my homemade strawberry jam. One of my favorite things about this recipe is that we can use what we like when we are making homemade uncrustables. My son loves his filled with raspberry jam.
Nex, stack the bread together to make a sandwich. Then put the sandwich press over the bread and press and turn. Now you have a uncrustable sandwich. There are plenty of different sandwich presses that I have seen or tried, but this sandwich press is by far my favorite. It is very durable and does a great job at crimping the edges.
Once you have made your homemade uncrustables you will want to freeze them. Place the sandwiches on a tray and put them in the freezer for an hour or two. This way they can freeze without sticking together.
Once they have frozen you can pull them out of the freezer and place them in a freezer safe container. I just use a large freezer safe Ziploc bag. You can also store them in a Tupperware container.
You can mix up the ingredients that you use to make all kinds of combinations of homemade uncrustables. My husband and I like peanut butter and strawberry jam uncrustables. My son loves when I make the homemade uncrustables with hazelnut spread and raspberry jam. They are quick to make and you have an easy grab and go sandwich.
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- Sandwich press
- Peanut Butter
- Start with a very soft loaf of bread. We like Wonderbread.
- Lay all the bread out on the counter.
- Press down on the center of the bread to flatten it out.
- Place a small scoop of peanut butter on the bread slices.
- Then, spread the peanut butter over the bread, avoiding the edges of the bread.
- After spreading the peanut butter add a small scoop of jelly.
- Next, stack the bread together to make a sandwich.
- Then put the sandwich press over the bread and press and turn.
- Once you have all your sandwiches made place the sandwiches on a tray and put them in the freezer for an hour or two.
- This way they can freeze without sticking together.
- Once they have frozen you can pull them out of the freezer and place them in a freezer safe container.
- They are good for up to 6 months in the freezer.
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