Pinwheel Sandwiches

Making Hor D’oeuvres for Kids 

I don’t know where I found the recipe for pinwheel sandwiches but I started making pinwheel peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for kids when I first started working as a nanny 20-years ago. Since 1993 I have been serving the tiny treats because all the kids I have cared for love the bite-sized snack or lunch. I started calling them hor d’oeuvres so they can use the fancy sandwiches for their tea parties.

You Will Need:


Wheat or multi-grain bread
Sandwich toppings such as peanut butter, jelly, thinly sliced cheese, ham, or turkey
Rolling Pin
Sharp knife

What to Do:

  1. Use a rolling pin to flatten the bread as thin as possible without breaking the bread.
  2. Trim off the crusts.
  3. Spread peanut butter and jelly on the bread.
  4. Roll the thin slice of bread into a log.
  5. Gently slice the log into 1-inch circles with a very sharp knife (so not to smush the sandwiches).

Tips: You can use wheat flour tortillas without having to use a rolling pin but you might need toothpicks to hold the pinwheel sandwiches together when using tortillas.

If using cheese briefly microwave the bread after placing on a slice of cheese (in 5 second intervals) so that the cheese slightly melts so that it will stick to the bread and you won’t need toothpicks to hold the pinwheel sandwich together with toothpicks.

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