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

Super convenient and tasty uncrustables can be a snack or meal, but did you know that you can make them easily at home?

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

  • Homemade Uncrustables are a fun way to enjoy a classic sandwich without the crust!
  • 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!
Homemade Uncrustables in a dish with one cut into slices

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’ in Step 4. Avoid breads that have nuts or seeds in them as they won’t seal properly and the bread might tear.

Fillings – Besides peanut butter and jelly, try a scoop of Nutella or any other nut or seed butter. We also like a basic tuna salad or even a slice of deli ham with cheese and a little dab of mayo.

bread , peanut butter and jelly with labels to make Homemade Uncrustables

How to Make Uncrustables

  1. Place slices of bread on parchment paper and top with a tablespoon of peanut butter with some jelly on top. Top with another piece of bread.
  2. Using a mason jar ring, press over the center of the sandwich all the way to the parchment paper. Use a paring knife to cut away the crusts.

PRO TIP: Don’t waste those crusts! Use up leftovers for homemade breadcrumbs, croutons, or stuffing.

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.

More Lunch Ideas

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Homemade Uncrustables

These homemade uncrustables are a quick snack to make 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 ziploc 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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