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How to freeze a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Check out this tip for How to freeze a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich. It is Back-to-School season and that means it is time to start packing school lunches again for many of us.  If you have a child who loves to eat PBJ’s like I do then you are going to LOVE this tip!

Lunchbox Tip - Freeze PBJ's to Save You Time & Money

It is a HUGE money saver and time saver.  If you are up for saving money and time you are going to love this Lunchbox Tip!  Did you know you can prepare and freeze Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches?  It is true!  Each week on Sunday I prepare at least 10 sandwiches for the week.  Sometimes I prepare more if my husband wants to take them to work during the week too. These are great for lunches and after school snacks.

Did you know you can freeze Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches

Did you know you can freeze a homemade peanut butter and jelly sandwich?

It is simple to do.  Just prepare your sandwich like you normally would when you are preparing to eat it and then place it into a zip loc bag and freeze. Best of all you get to choose what type of bread that you want to use, if you want to leave the crust on or remove or if you want to cut into a cute shape using a cookie cutter!

You can make with a variety of Smucker’s fruit spreads to shake it up during the week or keep it simple and make all the same. Smucker’s Fruit Spreads are my go-to, because I know I can count on their authentic tastes and variety. Peyton LOVES the simply fruit spreads and his favorite is the red raspberry and concord grape.  I normally make a variety so he can shake it up during the week.

Freeze PBJ's to save time when packing lunches for school

I started doing this several years ago during the summer when we were packing lunches for on the go and it is a huge money and time saver. It only takes a few minutes to prepare on Sunday night.  I make an assembly line and after they are prepared I often then cut them in half and bag individually.  I place the bags the freezer and in the morning we grab a sandwich and place it into the lunch box.  In the morning I place a frozen PBJ in the lunch bag and it doubles as a ice pack!  By lunchtime it is thawed and ready to be eaten.  This is a huge time saver for me!

Now my son and husband have grab and go lunches and snacks that are ready during the week. I even make a few gluten free for me!  You can even label them or let them be a surprise like I do 🙂  When my son is returning to school, I know I can rely on Smucker’s Fruit Spreads to make the perfect back-to-school lunch.  This is my go-to for sure!

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post.  I am being compensated by Smucker’s for my participation in this campaign. I am a member of the Mom It Forward Blogger Network.  All opinions are 100% my own.

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    1. Tip for thawing/freezing… Put the the peanut butter on both slices, and the jelly in the middle… Helps prevent them from getting soggy

  1. Peanut butter and jelly freeze very well. The Smuckers Uncrustables were my first experience with that and it made me realize that it was possible.

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