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Freezer Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches For Kids

Freezer Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches For Kids

These freezer peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for kids are perfect for a quick lunch. On busy school days, the kids are able to grab a freezer peanut butter and jelly sandwich, some fruit, and a few graham crackers for a nice lunch.

blue plate with a freezer peanut butter and jelly sandwich and fruit

If are having a busy work day, have prepared foods made up for your kids, so they can help serve themselves. Just like you would with having quick snacks, also have quick lunches. I don’t serve these sandwiches everyday for lunch, but I’m am so grateful to have them when we are busy.

loaf of Trader Joe's sandwich bread making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches

How To Make Freezer Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches

  1. To make freezer peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, first grab a loaf of bread. I prefer using a whole wheat bread for this, but any nice square shape bread works great.
  2. Spread peanut butter on one side of bread all the say to the edges. Do not leave any dry bread showing.
  3. Spread jelly, chocolate hazelnut spread, or honey on the other slice of bread. Spread the jelly all the way to the edges, so there are no dry spots spots showing.
  4. Put the two pieces of bread together, and repeat with the remaining slices of bread.
  5. Once all the sandwiches are made, place each sandwich back into the original loaf bag.
  6. Stack each sandwich on top of each other. Use a twist tie or clip to seal the bag shut.
  7. Place loaf bag into the freezer.
  8. When you are ready to serve a sandwich, simply take a sandwich out of the bag and let it warm up on a plate for about 10 minutes before eating.
holding up a piece of bread with jelly on it

Making Sandwiches In Advance Helps Me

Making these sandwiches in advance is crucial to me. As a busy mom of 4 kids, it’s nice to have easy grab-and-go foods stocked in the pantry and freezer at all times. I’m able to provide my kids healthier options and cheap ones too, without sacrificing their health. Distance learning has been an interesting journey, and with the kids having different lunch times, these freezer sandwiches have definitely come in handy.

cutting board with a loaf of bread making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches

Cheaper Option Than Buying Uncrustables

Often times we turn to the grocery store to provide quick fix lunches for our families, however, we can take their ideas and turn them into healthier options like these freezer peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Just by simple taking a loaf of bread, I’m able to quickly meal prep these sandwiches in a matter of 5 minutes or less.

The cost is pennies (actually a few dollars) compared to the price of store bought Uncrustables. I understand that sometimes convenience trumps price, we all understand that. However, if you are able to take just a few minutes to prep, it’s well worth the effort!

loaf of sandwich bread made into peanut butter and jelly sandwiches

Commonly asked questions:

  • Do your kids eat these frozen? YES! It’s just like enjoying an Uncrustable, but you keep the crust. You could totally cut off the crust, but that’s where a lot of nutrients are.
  • How long will these keep in the freezer? I make about 4 loaves worth of sandwiches per month. The kids do not eat them everyday. (I have 4 kids) Make sure to eat what you’ve made within a month to keep a fresh batch in the freezer.
  • Do you microwave the sandwiches? No, but you could for about 30 seconds. They thaw out rather quickly. Within 10 minutes my kids are gobbling these down.

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1 thought on “Freezer Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches For Kids

    • I’ve been doing this for years and still get crazy looks from my friends when I mention it. So easy to make a whole batch at once while you have everything out! I put a thin layer of peanut butter on both sides of the bread first though and then jelly in the middle. Ours ended up soggy when they defrosted when I first started making them, but adding the peanut butter to both sides of the bread creates a barrier that prevents the jelly from soaking into the bread so problem solved. Easy peasy 🙂

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