Fans of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches will love these Homemade Uncrustables.

Super convenient and tasty, uncrustables are a fun way to enjoy a classic sandwich without the crust!

Made with just 3 ingredients, they are ready in no time, and they freeze perfectly so you can always have them on hand!

Homemade Uncrustables with one cut in half to show filling

What are Uncrustables?

Smuckers was onto something when they created a crustless peanut butter and jelly sandwich with sealed edges and such a fun name! Not only are uncrustables uber-popular with the kid crowd, but they’re quick and convenient to simply pop in a lunchbox or backpack!

A Lunchtime Favorite

  • Make ahead for school lunches and afterschool snacks or freeze in advance for last-minute road trips, parties, or picnics!
  • Customize uncrustables with your favorite fillings and even experiment with different types of bread.
  • Making them yourself is a great way to save money, reduce waste, and even get little cooks to help out!
bread , peanut butter and jelly with labels to make Homemade Uncrustables

Ingredients & Variations

Bread – Pre-sliced sandwich bread like white or whole wheat is perfect. Both varieties have softer textures which makes them easy to ‘seal’. Avoid breads that have nuts or seeds in them as they won’t seal properly and the bread might tear.

Fillings – These are made with the classic pairing of peanut butter and jelly. But there are so many options, try a scoop of Nutella or any other nut or seed butter.

These even work great for a basic tuna salad or even a slice of deli ham with cheese and a little dab of mayo.

How to Make Uncrustables

  1. Top a slice of bread with peanut butter and jelly. Top with another piece of bread.
  2. Using a mason jar ring, press over the center of the sandwich to seal. Use a paring knife to cut away the crusts.

Add to your lunch, toss in the freezer, or enjoy for breakfast!

Don’t waste the crusts! Use up leftovers for homemade breadcrumbs, croutons, or stuffing.

Homemade Uncrustables in a dish with one cut into slices

Storing Uncrustables

Freeze homemade uncrustables in single-use zippered bags or freeze several of them on a baking sheet and transfer them to a large zippered bag for up to 3 months.

Thaw on the countertop for about 20 minutes then enjoy.

More Lunch Ideas

Homemade Uncrustables in a dish with one cut into slices
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Homemade Uncrustables

These homemade uncrustables are a quick snack for those days on the go.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author I Don’t Have Time For That


  • 8 slices bread
  • 2 tablespoons jelly or jam of your choice
  • 4 tablespoons peanut butter


  • Lay out 4 slices of bread on a cutting board.
  • In the center of each slice of bread, spread 1 tablespoon of peanut butter into a circle – make sure to not spread it to the edge! Spoon a little bit of jelly on top of the peanut butter.
  • Place the remaining 4 slices of bread on top of the peanut butter and jelly.
  • Using a wide-mouth mason jar ring, turn it upside down (wide side down) and press it into the center of each sandwich. Use a knife to cut around the ring, discarding the crusts.
  • Place the uncrustables gently into a zippered bag and freeze.
  • Pull these out for school lunches or snacks – they will defrost in about 20-30 minutes!


These uncrustables will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 337mg | Potassium: 177mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Snack
Cuisine American

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