Checkerboard Peanut Butter and Jelly Lunch Box

Checkerboard Peanut Butter and Jelly Lunch Box

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time



1 people

This fun sandwich features creamy peanut butter and strawberry preserves layered on bite-size squares of wheat, white and pumpernickel bread arranged in a checkerboard pattern!

We added crunchy fresh veggie sticks, Monterey Jack cheese cubes and fresh blueberries for this simple and tasty school lunch box.

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  • 1 slice wheat bread
  • 1 slice white bread
  • 1 slice pumpernickel, dark wheat or rye bread
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons strawberry jam, preserves or jelly
  • As needed crinkle cut carrot slices
  • As needed fresh sugar snap peas, trimmed
  • 6 (1/2-inch) cubes Monterey Jack cheese
  • As needed fresh blueberries


  • 1 Cut 1 slice of wheat bread in half; spread peanut butter and preserves on bottom half of bread. Close with top half of bread. Cut off crusts and slice sandwich into thirds.
  • 2 Repeat with white bread.
  • 3 Repeat with pumpernickel bread.
  • 4 Arrange sandwich bites in a checkerboard pattern in a medium-size rectangle container.
  • 5 Arrange carrots and sugar snap peas in small container.
  • 6 Arrange cheese and blueberries in small container.
  • 7 Close with container lids. Keep chilled.



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