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Peanut Butter & Jelly Roll-Ups are a fun way to put a twist on the classic PB&J sandwich. Great to get kids excited for back to school with easy to make lunch ideas.
Are you ready for back to school? It seemed like this was the busiest summer ever for us, so the idea of jumping back into school schedules is a bit overwhelming. So I’m looking to make easy back to school lunch ideas like these Peanut Butter & Jelly Roll-Ups.
I love these because I grew up on classic peanut butter & jelly sandwiches. I naturally gravitate towards that delicious salty/sweet combo. While the traditional sandwich is quick & easy, I wanted to make something more fun.
I started with my weekly trip to Walmart to pick up Jif® Natural Peanut Butter Spread & Smucker’s® Natural Strawberry Fruit Spread. For us, Jif & Smucker’s are the go-to brands for the perfect back to school PB&J. I love them because they not only give me an exceptional flavor that the whole family loves, but the quality of ingredients is excellent.
Peanut Butter & Jelly
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Even though my kids are older now & often pack their own lunches, I like to make these ahead of time so it is easy for them to grab & go. Peanut butter & jelly has been the favorite of all the kids since they were little. That delicious combo has been the most requested from them, which is why it is still our “go-to” for lunch. So I make these because they have everything they need to keep them going all day.
You’ll need to work on a flat surface & use a rolling pin to roll out the bread as flat as possible. Then you trim off the crust to make the bread square. I like to save these to make croutons later.
Use a knife to add the Jif Natural Peanut Butter Spread down two of the outer edges of the bread. Now add the Smucker’s Natural Strawberry Fruit Spread down the middle, in between the peanut butter on each side. Then add some of your favorite salty potato chips on top.
Starting at one of the peanut butter edges, gently roll the bread until it becomes a roll. You will be crunching the chip up in the process. At this point, you can either eat it like this or then cut it into bite-sized pieces.
Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich
Here are some of our most commonly asked questions…
Why do you flatten the bread out first?
This makes it easier to roll up when the bread isn’t thick.
What type of chips are best to use?
I find that the thin, crispy chips work best. The thicker or ones with ridges don’t crumble as easily & make the roll-ups more difficult to create.
Are there alternatives to using bread for this recipe?
Yes, there is. We also like to make these using flour tortillas. When we do that, we cut them into small pieces because using tortillas tends to make a much larger roll-up overall.
What else could I use instead of potato chips?
Great question. We like chips because it’s what my mom always put in my sandwiches growing up. But you could also add sliced bananas or other fruit. Note- the roll-ups probably won’t roll as tightly if you add things that don’t easily crumble or bend.
Peanut Butter & Jelly Roll-Ups
For this recipe, you will need…
- Jif Natural Peanut Butter Spread
- Smucker’s Natural Strawberry Fruit Spread
- Wheat Bread
- Salty potato chips
These are such a fun & easy way to change up the classic peanut butter & jelly we all know & love. Kids rave about them & they are a wonderful addition to back to school lunches.
BACK TO SCHOOL LUNCH IDEAS
Peanut Butter & Jelly Roll-Ups
- 2 Tbsp Jif Natural Peanut Butter Spread
- 1 Tbsp Smucker’s Natural Strawberry Fruit Spread
- 1 slice Wheat Bread
- 3-4 Salty potato chips
- Working on a flat surface, use a rolling pin to roll out the bread as flat as possible.
- Trim off the crust to make the bread square. (I like to save these to make croutons later.)
- Use a knife to add the Jif Natural Peanut Butter Spread down two of the outer edges of the bread.
- Now add the Smucker’s Natural Strawberry Fruit Spread down the middle, in between the peanut butter on each side.
- Add some of your favorite salty potato chips on top.
- Starting at one of the peanut butter edges, gently roll the bread until it becomes a roll. You will be crunching the chip up in the process.
- At this point, you can either eat it like this or then cut it into bite-sized pieces.
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Tamar A Strauss-Benjamin says
This and cream cheese roll ups was a favorite of mine as a kid!
What a fun take on an old favorite! And yes, this season is daunting. I’m not ready for back to school! Hope you are well Mama. Hugs!!