Want to know if you can freeze peanut butter & jelly sandwiches?
Is this even a thing and what happens if you freeze and defrost them?
We answer all those questions and more in this short guide to freezing pb&j sandwiches.
So, keeping reading to learn more.
Can You Freeze Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches?
Yes, you can freeze peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for months, once they are packed and stored properly. Freezing pb&j sandwiches can be a time saver and it makes for a great freeze ahead meal that can be popped out and thawed when needed. It will take about 30 minutes for the sandwiches to thaw properly and they won’t be soggy or have any adverse changes to the taste or texture.
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Freezing Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches: Step-by-Step Guide
Freezing peanut butter & jelly sandwiches is pretty straightforward, the most important thing to note is that they are wrapped properly before storage, so that they do not absorb any of the mystery scents that may be lurking in the freezer.
- Make your PB&J sandwiches.
- Individually wrap each sandwich with plastic wrap.
- Place the wrapped sandwiches in a freezer safe container or Ziploc freezer bag.
- For the bag, squeeze out as much air as possible before sealing.
- Place in the freezer.
How to Thaw Frozen PB&J Sandwiches?
Thawing frozen peanut butter and jelly sandwiches is pretty easy.
The biggest concern that many have is that they will be soggy and mushy once thawed.
This will not happen, as once they defrost, they will taste and have the same texture as when you first made them.
- Remove the wrapped sandwiches from the freezer bag or container.
- Place the wrapped sandwich on a plate on the kitchen counter (do not remove the plastic wrap).
- Allow the pb&j sandwich to thaw for 30 minutes or more.
- Once fully defrosted, eat and enjoy.
Wrapping it up
As you can see, freezing peanut butter and jelly sandwiches makes for a great freeze ahead meal.
This is perfect for the lunchbox, as it will be thawed and ready to eat by the time the lunch break rolls around.
Now, I want to hear from you.
Will you be freezing sandwiches going forward? What is your reason for doing this?
Let me know by leaving a comment below.