To make these mini pocket sandwiches, cut out 6 circles from your bread of choice (very fresh bread works best) using a small round cookie cutter (I used a round 2 1/2" cutter). Then, spread peanut butter on all 6 bread circles being careful to leave a thin edge of bread without peanut butter (this will allow the edges to seal). Then, place a small dollop (I love that word) of strawberry all-fruit spread (or spread of choice) in the center of the peanut butter ("small" being the key word here, or you will have filling squishing out the sides). Top this with the other 6 bread circles. Slowly crimp the edges of each sandwich with the tines of a fork (see below) to seal the bread.
Easy peasy lemon squeezey, huh? We love the mini pocket sammies, but you could also use the above technique on one large round sandwich...or square sandwich, or heart sandwich, or any shaped sandwich, really.
The filling possibilities are endless for these pocket sandwiches, too. Peanut butter and fruit spread are the fave in our house. But, imagine how delicious these would be with homemade preserves. Here are some other scrumptiously yummy filling ideas:
- almond, peanut, or cashew butter and honey
- egg, tuna, ham, or chicken salads
- deli meat and cheese
- pimento cheese and bacon
- Nutella and bananas or strawberries
- cucumber cream cheese
This lunch is packed in Easy Lunch Boxes.
*peanut butter and strawberry all-fruit spread mini pocket sandwiches
*Rold Gold mini pretzels
*Honeycrisp apple wedges
*green beans and Sunburst cherry tomatoes with Ranch dressing in the orange cup
*Yoplait vanilla yogurt with blueberries*linked to: Beneficial Bento/ Fancy Sandwich Friday
BentoLunch.net/ What's for lunch Wednesday
Some of the things, or similar things, that I used to make this lunch: