Learn how to make your own homemade uncrustables and save a TON of money. These DIY Uncrustables are easy to make and budget friendly!
Make Your Own Homemade Uncrustables – As Low As $0.19 Per Sandwich!
It really is the little things in life that get me excited!
Several years ago, I ordered my very own decruster tool from Amazon to make homemade uncrustables. Once it arrived in my mailbox, I whipped up exactly 20 DIY uncrustables and got them ready to go.
At the time, my kids were getting ready to go back to school (it was two weeks before), but I was so excited to try this and get them done!
WHY DID IT TAKE ME SO LONG TO FIGURE THIS OUT???
I have always absolutely hated racing around in the morning before school trying to put together school lunches, but even more than that I hate paying so much for Smuckers to make Frozen Uncrustables for me, so making these homemade uncrustables was brilliant.
Kinda sad that it took 14 years of momming for me to figure this one out, but I'm going to teach you how to make them too now so that you can be just as smart as me, probably a whole lot sooner.
How to Make DIY Uncrustables
Gather up your ingredients:
- Peanut Butter or Nut Free Butter
- Bread (You'll want sliced bread not a whole loaf)
- Decruster Sandwich Sealer Tool
I got this darling Wonder bread sealer, but it looks like it's no longer available! There are TONS of other cute options though.
Slather some peanut butter in the center of the bread (not too close to the edges since you'll lose them – I like to put peanut butter on both sides of the bread so it keeps the sandwiches from getting soggy.)
Plop some jelly on each piece of bread and spread it out. (The photo shows too much jelly, I ended up using a little less on each sandwich but was in a hurry taking the pictures!). If your family doesn't like nut butters you could also just make these as jelly sandwiches!
Then use the your de-cruster to remove the crusts from your homemade uncrustables. Be sure to press down on the outsides only of the de-cruster so you get a nice seal on the sandwich.
You can flash freeze on a baking sheet if you'd like, but it's not 100% necessary.
Next, wrap your sandwiches in plastic bags, foil, or saran wrap, and place in larger freezer bag. Be sure to label which type of sandwich you've made if you have picky Peanut Butter & Jelly eaters like I do.
I have a crunchy-peanut-butter-and-jelly-eater, creamy-peanut-butter-only-eater, and creamy-peanut-butter-and-jelly-eater at home, so I love that I can make all of them at once this way!
Pop the homemade uncrustables in the freezer, and your lunches are made! Simply grab them out of the freezer, throw in a lunch box, and you've got an easy lunch done.
Homemade Uncrustable Sandwiches
- Peanut Butter
- Decruster Tool
- Gather your ingredients
- Add peanut butter to the center part of your bread on both sides
- Add your jelly on each sandwich and spread out
- Use your decruster tool to remove the crusts
- Wrap the sandwiches in plastic bags, foil, or Saran Wrap and place into large freezer bags.
- Be sure to label the type of sandwiches included in the bag and the date you placed them into the freezer
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