If you are looking for Halloween lunch ideas for kids, you will love these peanut butter and jelly spiders.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Spiders

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Happy Halloween! These Peanut Butter and Jelly Spiders are a must for your spooky festivities! 

If you are looking for Halloween lunch ideas for kids, you will love these peanut butter and jelly spiders.

Halloween Sandwiches

At this time of the year I like to get creative with my kids’ lunch boxes. I made these cute Halloween inspired mini Peanut Butter and Jelly Spiders.  

Pb & J sandwiches become spooky spiders! These Halloween sandwiches are fun to prepare with the help of your little ones- pack them in your child’s lunch box or serve them on Halloween parties and potlucks!

The fun doesn’t stop with these Halloween sandwiches! While you’re here, check out a few other easy Halloween treats that you can easily whip up today! Ghostly Pizza, Reese’s Bats & Spider Chocolate Chip Cookies.

If you are looking for Halloween lunch ideas for kids, you will love these peanut butter and jelly spiders.

INGREDIENTS FOR Peanut Butter and Jelly Spiders

Here’s what you’ll need to make these fun Halloween sandwiches:

  • Wheat or white bread slices
  • Smooth peanut butter
  • Jelly or jam (your choice of flavor)
  • Thin pretzel sticks
  • Candy eyeballs 
  • Lid of a mason jar

Why You’ll Love Them

These are great to add to your Halloween dinner party because they’re a little healthier than all that sugary candy or dessert.

  • They’re simple and easy to make.
  • They’re versatile! Use your favorite nut butter and jam filling!
  • They’re super cute for a food buffet!
  • No special cutters needed, I used the lid of a mason jar.

How to Make Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

It is a so easy to prepare these peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for Halloween! 

  • Using the lid of a mason jar or a round glass cup, carve out rounds into two slices of bread.
  • Spread an even layer of peanut butter across one of the bread rounds. 
  • Spread an even layer of jelly across the other side of the bread round.
  • Place pretzel sticks on each side. Don’t forget, spiders have 8 legs ! 
  • Combine the two rounds together, covering the pretzels legs. 
  • Add a tiny dot of peanut butter to the back of the candy eyes. Stick two eyeballs onto the top layer of your Peanut butter and jelly spider sandwich, creating the spider eyes. 
peanut butter and jelly spiders

Can I Make Peanut Butter and Jelly Spiders Ahead?

You can make these Halloween sandwiches ahead of time. Just wait to put on the pretzels legs and eyes until you are ready to serve.

More Easy Halloween Treats:

Ghostly Pizza

Reese’s Bats

Spider Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you make these cute PB & J Spiders or any other recipe on the SALT AND SWEET KITCHEN, then don’t forget to snap a photo and hashtag it #thesaltandsweetkitchen — I would love to see your creations on Instagram and Facebook group

Peanut Butter and Jelly Spiders

Peanut Butter and Jelly Spiders

Yield: 1 spider
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Make these Halloween inspired PB & J Spiders in less than 5 minutes!

Ingredients

Instructions

    1. Using the lid of a mason jar or a round glass cup, carve out rounds into two slices of bread.
    2. Spread an even layer of peanut butter across one of the bread rounds. 
    3. Spread an even layer of jelly across the other side of the bread round.
    4. Place 4 pretzel sticks on each side, creating the spider legs.
    5. Combine the two rounds together, covering the pretzels legs. 
    6. Add a tiny dot of peanut butter to the back of the two candy eyes to help them stick. Stick them onto the top layer of your peanut butter and jelly spider sandwich, creating the spider eyes. 
    7. Enjoy!

Notes

You can replace the candy eyeballs with raisins or mini chocolate chips.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 123Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 123mgCarbohydrates: 241gFiber: 11gSugar: 28gProtein: 33g

Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.

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