Healthy and fun, these oversized-pencil sandwiches are a great way to get party guests to eat more than just sweet treats.
No. 2? No way! These pencil sandwiches will take first place at”
a back-to-school celebration.
- 16 slices white or light-colored wheat bread
- 8 slices ham
- 8 slices white cheddar cheese
- 8 slices orange cheddar cheese
- Mustard to taste
- Mayonnaise to taste
- Large black pitted olives
Tools and Materials
- Small round bottle cap
Tip: A larger wider loaf of sandwich bread works best to create the pencil shape without leaving
Using a small bottle cap, cut semi circles out of one side of a slice of cheese by pressing down (like a cookie cutter).
Cut a thin strip off the edge of each slice of white cheddar.
Cut another strip approximately 1" wide of each slice of ham.
Lightly spread mustard on one slice of bread and mayonnaise on the other. (You can skip this step if your little ones don't prefer it.)
Put one slice of ham and one slice of white cheese inside each sandwich.
Trim the crust of the sandwich to make a rectangle.
Cut two of the corners off the rectangle to create the point of the pencil.
Place the orange cheese over the top of the sandwich with the scalloped side toward the point.
Place the cut piece of ham and the strip of white cheddar to create the "eraser."
Place each sandwich under a broiler only long enough to melt the cheese and keep the pencil together. (We recommend leaving this step until just before serving so the bread stays fresh.)
To make the "lead" of the pencil, cut small triangles out of the olives and use mayonnaise or mustard to help them stay in place.