How to Make Uncrustables At Home

My kids love Uncrustables. Kyle so much so that he chose them in the school cafeteria almost every single day in first grade. I'm not really a food snob too much, and I don't think you have to make them instead of buying them for preservative and clean eating reasons... because believe me, we make "good" food choices, but I'll still buy sugary non-organic cereal until the day I die. 

I will say making your own Uncrustables is incredibly satisfying, and fun. That, and your kids will also think it's the most novel thing ever too. I somehow found this Cut and Seal Uncrustable maker from Pampered Chef sometime before Christmas, and begged Derek to get one for me. Christmas morning came, and I don't think I'd ever been more excited about a $10 gift in all my life.

Before we get started, you can purchase an Uncrustable Maker: HERE

Believe it or not, there was a bit of a learning curve to this, so I'm going to outline the best practices for using this little Uncrustable maker device so that you don't make the same mistakes we did! 

Don't Use Too Much PB+J:
I like to have a lot of PB+J in my sandwiches, but when I put too much in there, the bread ripped and it oozed out and kind of made a bit of a mess. Just do a thin spread of PB+J and you'll be fine and avoid this issue. 

Use Thin Bread:
Utah is home to some thick grocery store bread. We typically get Grandma Sycamore or Sara Lee Artisano, but those breads were too thick and when you pressed the cutter into the bread, it would rip the bread and again, would make a huge mess. We use the Sara Lee Delightful bread to make these sandwiches and it worked out perfectly. 

The Sara Lee Delightful bread it also one of our go-tos (not sponsored at all), it's 45 calories a slice, but not because of a ton of fake chemical diet ingredients, but simply because it's sliced thinner than normal bread. It's about half the thickness, and therefore half the calories. Our kids actually prefer this bread over other breads because they like that it's not, "too much bread in their mouth" #kids. 

Press harder than you think!
When you push the Uncrustable maker down, you need to press so that it makes contact with the plate, and then I like to twist it left and right a bit to completely cut the sandwich away from the rest of the bread. Kind of like making sugar cookies. 

Have you ever used one of these Cut and Seal Uncrustable Makers from Pampered Chef? It's probably my new favorite kitchen gadget of all time. 

1 comment

  1. We LOVE in crustables around our house but they can definitely get pricey and I always prefer my own sandwich to the taste of the store bought ones. This is such a great idea!