Peanut Butter and Jelly Tea Sandwiches

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Super cute tea sandwiches made from the classic combo of peanut butter and jelly. Great to make with kids and perfect to serve for a kid’s afternoon tea party.

Two peanut butter and jelly tea sandwiches, stacked.

Recipe Highlights

  • A classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich made into a mini version, perfectly sized for tea time. It’s great for children’s tea parties.
  • Tea sandwiches are usually crustless and are meant to be eaten in 2-3 bites with your fingers. They’re also called finger sandwiches.
  • These are easy to make, without a mess, and they’re fun to make with kids since you use a cookie cutter to cut the sandwiches instead of knives. 

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Ingredient Notes

Peanut Butter & Jelly Tea Sandwich Ingredients.
  • Peanut butter
    Creamy is much easier to work with than crunchy since it’s smoother.
  • Strawberry jam or jelly
    You can use either jam or jelly but since jam is thicker it’ll hold its shape better without oozing out.
  • White bread
    The sandwich is double stacked, so use bread that’s on the thinner side.

Step-by-Step Instructions

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For full ingredients and instructions, scroll down to see the recipe.

  1. Cut circles out of the bread.
    Avoid the cutting the crust. 
  2. Put fillings into sandwich bags.
    The sandwich bags are being used as piping bags. Use one sandwich bag for each filling.
  3. Assemble the tea sandwich.
    The order from the bottom up: Bread, peanut butter, bread, jam or jelly, and bread.
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Expert Tips

  • To make 4 tea sandwiches, you’ll need 1 piping bag with peanut butter, 1 piping bag with jam, and 12 bread circles.
  • Piping the peanut butter and jam onto the bread makes it so much easier to control the amount and to make it without a mess.
  • Don’t pipe to the edge of the bread to prevent the filling from oozing out.
  • Use a cookie cutter that can cut two circles out of each slice of bread.
  • Frozen bread cuts more neatly and cleanly than room temperature bread.
  • Make 3-4 tea sandwiches per person.
  • Use creamy peanut butter since it spreads easier than chunky or natural peanut butter.

Tea Sommelier’s Tip: Since these tea sandwiches are for kids, I recommend an herbal tea since there’s no caffeine. My picks: Strawberry kiwi herbal tea, and Paris herbal tea.

Questions You May Have

I can’t eat peanut butter. What can I replace it with?

Peanut butter can be replaced with any spreadable nut butter. 

I don’t like strawberry jam. What can I replace it with? 

Strawberry jam can be replaced with any jam or jelly flavor. 

Can I make these ahead of time?

All tea sandwiches are best made the morning of. You can make them the night before and cover with wax paper then a damp paper towel in an airtight container in the refrigerator. This will keep the bread from drying out too much.

Double-stacked peanut butter and jelly tea sandwich.

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Tea Sandwiches

Author: Jee Choe
Kid-friendly tea sandwiches perfect for a children's tea party.
5 from 3 votes
Course Afternoon Tea
Yield4 tea sandwiches

INGREDIENTS
 

INSTRUCTIONS
 

  • Cut circles out of the bread.
    Use a cookie cutter to cut out 2 circles from each slice of bread. Cut 12 bread circles in total. Avoid the cutting the crust. 
  • Put fillings into plastic sandwich bags.
    The sandwich bags are being used as piping bags so it makes the fillings easier to handle without making a mess. Use one sandwich bag for each filling. Spoon fillings into a corner of a sandwich bag and twist the open end of the sandwich bag for better control. Snip a tiny corner to create a piping bag.
  • Assemble the tea sandwich.
    From the bottom up: Bread, peanut butter, bread, jam or jelly, bread.
    Start with the bread as the base layer and pipe on about 1/2 teaspoon of peanut butter. Top with bread and press down slightly, not letting the peanut butter go past the edge of the bread. Pipe on about 1/2 teaspoon of jam and top with another layer of bread.

NOTES

To make 4 tea sandwiches you’ll need:
  • 1 piping bag with peanut butter
  • 1 piping bag with jam
  • 12 bread circles

  • The sandwich is double stacked, so use bread that’s on the thinner side.
  • You can use either jam or jelly but since jam is thicker it’ll hold its shape better without oozing out.
  • Use creamy peanut butter since it spreads easier than chunky or natural peanut butter.
  • Peanut butter can be substituted for any spreadable nut butter. Strawberry jam can also be replaced with any fruit jam of your choice.
  • Piping the peanut butter and jam onto the bread makes it so much easier to control the amount and to make it without a mess.
  • Don’t pipe to the edge of the bread to prevent the filling from oozing out.
  • Frozen bread cuts more neatly and cleanly than room temperature bread.
  • Make 3-4 tea sandwiches per person.
  • Serve with herbal tea (no caffeine) for kids.
  • To make sandwiches ahead of time, assemble sandwiches the night before and loosely cover them with wax paper then a damp paper towel in an airtight container in the refrigerator. This will keep the sandwiches fresh overnight without drying out the bread. Take tea sandwiches out of the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes before serving. Tea sandwiches should be served at room temperature.

    NUTRITION

    Calories: 137 | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 204mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 1mg
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