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One of my most popular and re-pinned posts is on how to make homemade Uncrustables. I decided to do an update, since I make them a little differently now.
The biggest change is the press I use. I got kind of annoyed at the circle one I had been using. I just felt like it wasted SO much bread and it was a pain to get it just right. (It is also a little annoying to clean) It was important for me to have the sandwiches look as much like Uncrustables as possible at first, since my son is pretty picky. But now, he knows I make them and since he likes them better, he doesn’t care what shape they come in.
Hence the amazing Wonder Sandwich Sealer & Decruster. I found this little gem hanging in the bread aisle of Publix and decided to give it a try. I think it was 5 bucks. This little plastic thing works AMAZING! It only cuts off the very edges, so the sandwich itself is bigger, which means I can put more filling in & waste less bread. It rarely causes the bread to break or get holes in it, which was a big problem I had with the other sandwich sealer.
Also, the other sealer never really cut the bread out all the way, so I would have to cut around it with scissors. This one cuts it out perfectly, making the whole process go much quicker.
Over time, I have found the best way to make these is by putting peanut butter on both sides, then the jelly in the middle. That way, when the sandwich thaws, the jelly doesn’t ‘bleed thru’ the bread, since the peanut butter kind of seals it in there.
You can also put different foods inside the sandwich. For example, I stuffed mini marshmallows in the middle once so he had a fluffernutter wannabe sandwich. (I had TONS left over from my Easter cupcake decorating!) Also I’ve made them using Nutella with thinly sliced strawberries in the middle… it is SO GOOD! They still freeze and thaw great, so get creative and you will be surprised how well it turns out.
I will be making these for as long as Hudson continues to eat them. It is so easy and I feel like they are much healthier than the store bought option. On Easter, I actually gave these to the kids for lunch and I heard Hudson saying to his cousin, “These aren’t like the store ones, they are WAY better!” It made me SO happy to hear that and even though he didn’t realize it I took it as a huge compliment. I’m glad I have good spy-tech skills sometimes.
Have you tried to make these yet? Let me know how it goes and what concoctions your kiddos like best!
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