These easy to assemble, freezable, crust-less sandwiches are delicious! They are easy to make ahead of time for popping in kids’ lunch boxes on busy days.
Whether you have kids in school or just need some go-to lunches at home, this is a life hack I think you’ll love. It really does just take about 15-20 minutes of prep work and you’ll end up with more than a week’s work of DIY, healthy, freezer-friendly uncrustables ready to go.
I was amazed at how easily these came together, and with only 3 ingredients: 100% whole wheat bread, almond butter and jelly. Of course you can use whatever bread and butter you prefer or even substitute honey for jelly. Do note that a softer bread will seal more easily than a coarse one.
First, lay out all the bread pieces and roll over them with a rolling pin to flatten them out a bit.
Scoop your almond butter and jelly into a bowl…
and here’s the secret- mix it first!
My mom did this growing up and it really makes the sandwich stay together better.
Spread 1-2 Tbsp of mixture onto the center of half the bread slices.
Layer another piece on top and use a cookie cutter (I highly recommend this set) to cut out a circle.
Pull off the remaining bread, but don’t toss it. Use it to make toads in a hole for breakfast, breadcrumbs or for hiding your dog’s allergy pills (just thinking outside the box here).
Simply gently squeeze the edges to create a seal.
Then place the uncrustables on a baking sheet and freeze for 4 hours.
After 4 hours you can wrap them individually or place them all in a large ziplock to be stored in the freezer. To eat, simply pull one of the freezer in the morning and stick it in a lunchbox. It will be defrosted by lunch time and ready to eat. If you need it immediately, simply microwave it for 10-15 seconds and chow down!
And really, who doesn’t enjoy a good ab&j, right?
What is your favorite sandwich filling?