I’m always on the hunt for kids lunch ideas that are 1) healthy 2) a little bit of fun 3) ridiculously easy and require little effort. These homemade fluffernutter uncrustables do the job. As much as I’d love to pack the kids a special curated box of hand crafted treats, the truth is, I usually don’t have the time and I’m known to toss random stuff into snack sized zip-locks and call it good. These sealed sandwiches are guaranteed wins with the kids and I can make them happen as quickly as your standard PB&J.
In order to make these cute sealed sandwiches, you will need a special tool. The Pampered Chef Cut N Seal, Medium, 3-1/2-Inch 1195 is a bit superfluous in terms of kitchen tools and equipment. But, I’m betting that it will also be great for making hand pies this fall. So, stay tuned for that.
Meanwhile, these are pretty easy to operate. Though I do suggest not pressing down the “sealer” button too hard. I did my first time making a sandwich and because I pressed so hard it caused the top of the sandwich to explode. Not so cute. So, go easy on the fillings and don’t worry about pressing it with all your might. The real trick is simply to cut away the edge with the cutter like a cookie cutter so that you get a nice round crustless sandwich.
As far as the bread goes, I’m a big fan recently of Dave’s Killer Bread and I used the Good Seed variety to makes these sandwiches.
In this case, I’m filling them with marshmallow fluff and peanut butter for a fluffernutter sandwich. But, you could do whatever you want for fillings. Cream cheese and veggies, hummus and carrots, straight PB&J. Have fun with them and send the kids off feelin’ like a superstar parent.
- 2 slices of bread
- peanut butter
- marshmallow fluff
- Place both slices of bread on a work surface and smash them to make them flat.
- Put peanut butter and fluff in the center of one slice of bread in a circle, then top with the other slice.
- Using a round cut and seal sandwich maker, press down into the center of the sandwich and twist to cut off the crust of the sandwich.
- Pop it out of the maker and pack in a lunchbox.