It’s the second week of our Halloween Party Food series and I’m thrilled to show you how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich look like mini ghosts and tombstones! I'm sharing 4 helpful tips so that you can easily make these healthy Halloween treats for your next Halloween potluck!
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4 Tips On How To Make A Peanut Butter And Jelly Sandwich
Tip 1: Buy the ghost cookie cutter first, then the bread.
This way you can minimize the amount of bread wasted when you cut the ghost patterns. I’m using a 3-inch ghost cookie cutter and I can fit two ghost patterns on each slice of bread. I hate wasting food, so I’m also saving the remaining bread to make homemade croutons or bread pudding. Yum!
Tip 2: Sometimes it’s hard to cut bread using a cookie cutter.
Watch my above video to see what I’m talking about. Don’t worry though, to fix this, just use a sharp knife to clean off the edges.
Tip 3: It doesn’t have to be perfect.
In the video you can see me carving off more and more bread when I’m trying to shape the tombstones. It doesn’t have to be perfectly shaped like a tombstone because we’re going to cover it up with edible red sparkle gel, which looks like blood. So, don’t fret this step.
Tip 4: Old baking sheets and coconut flakes make it even spookier!
Finally, to plate it, try to find the darkest baking sheet you have. The more burnt, the better. A dark baking sheet gives a spooky nighttime look. Also, sprinkle some coconut flakes to make it a bit eerie with fog/clouds. So creepy! For the grass, I’m using green apple licorice.
Check Out My Other Halloween Recipes
- Scary Halloween Rice Krispie Treats (5 Helpful Tips)
- How To Make Candy Apples For Halloween
- Halloween Potluck Ideas: Haunted House Chocolate Brownie With Shaved Almond Roof Shingles
How Many Calories In A Peanut Butter And Jelly Sandwich?
It’s always hard to find healthy Halloween treats, so I love that this sandwich is packed with peanut butter and blueberry preserves. I found a great article in SF Gate about the benefits of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, including how many calories.
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How To Make a Peanut Butter And Jelly Sandwich For Halloween
- 7 slices white bread (rectangular)
- 7 tbsp creamy peanut butter
- 7 tbsp blueberry preserves
- 8 pieces of green licorice (cut into 2 inch strips)
- 5 tbsp coconut flakes
- red sparkle gel
- black sparkle gel
Peanut Butter And Jelly Sandwich Ghost:
- Watch my recipe video here: https://youtu.be/tv2rYlwvzRM
- Using a 3-inch ghost cookie cutter, cut 8 ghost patterns out of 4 bread slices.
- (Note: my rectangular shaped bread slice is roughly 5 inches by 3.5 inches, so each bread slice makes 2 ghost patterns)
- Using a small knife, spread 1 tbsp of peanut butter and 1 tbsp of blueberry preserves onto 4 ghosts. Add the top of the ghost.
- Using chopsticks, add two blueberries to the top side of the peanut butter and jelly sandwich so that they looks like eyes.
Peanut Butter And Jelly Sandwich RIP:
- Using a bread knife, remove the crust from 3 bread slices and cut them into the shape of a RIP tombstone. Watch my video for a better visual.
- Using a small knife, add 1tbsp of peanut butter and 1 tbsp of blueberry preserves to 3 tombstones. Add the top of the tombstones.
- Using black sparkle gel, pipe “R.I.P.” on the sandwich.
- Using red sparkle gel, add blood-like drizzles on the sandwich.