My children beg and plead for uncrustables (they hate the crusts!) but honestly I cannot justify the price. $7.99 regular price for 10 sandwiches works out to .79 each. Even on sale with a coupon it would still cost over 25 cents each.
Instead I make a DIY version for just a fraction of that!
I was given a Pampered Chef Cut & Seal however there are a LOT of options out there you can get!
Costs *averaged from last year*
Bread: .99 special at Harris Teeter = about .09 per sandwich
Jelly: .25 on sale with a coupon= about .02 per serving
So for a total of .11 per sandwich I can make homemade uncrustables! Here is how I did it.
Step 1: Start out with sandwich bread and jelly (add peanut butter if you want – the peanut butter in my pantry cost me less then 50 cents a jar so add about 5 cents a sandwich if you use peanut butter)
Step 2: Jelly the sandwich ! You won’t have to go all the way to the edges because it will be cut off.
Step 3: Cut & Seal!
Step 4: Remove the crust. Use it as compost or if it is jelly free- use to make breadcrumbs or bread pudding!!!
Step 5: I placed mine in sandwich bags, press out the excess air and put into a freezer bag. Sandwich bags are cheaper than freezer bags usually per bag so this way I sent the inexpensive ones to school and keep the freezer one replenished each week- or you can go disposable free like we are this year and put them in the reusable sandwich box instead of a bag each morning!
If you don’t have a sealer you could use a large round cookie cutter to cut it out and use a fork to crimp the edges. What expensive favorites have you re-made at home at a fraction of the cost?