Peanut Butter and Jelly Pinwheel Sandwiches

Elevate your lunch game by serving these peanut butter and jelly pinwheel sandwiches. The kids and adults gobbled these up so quickly and they couldn’t be easier – get the kids in the kitchen and let them create the entire thing on their own!

Turn a classic into a real treat with this easy lunch recipe. The richness of peanut butter, the sweetness of jelly, and the happiness of puff pastry make this a win for any occasion.

Horizontal image of peanut butter and jelly pinwheel sandwiches stacked on a wood tray with a kitchen towel and glass of milk.
These are the epitome of a gourmet peanut butter and jelly sandwich!


Fancy Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I love easy lunches. Truthfully, I am that person who often forgets to even eat lunch as I’ll work right through it most days, so I need an easy lunch. I’ve published my fair share of pinwheel sandwich recipes but this one was thought up by my daughter.

This week, my daughter and husband are home for spring break so I’ve been preparing a lunch for all of us. At the same time I was doing a Spring cleaning of the chest freezer and found these puff pastry sheets, my daughter asked for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and this idea was born. Let’s make it together.


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Delicious and easy, these peanut fancy peanut butter and jelly pinwheel sandwiches will bring smiles.

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Tips for Making These Kid-Approved Pinwheel Sandwiches

These peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are the easiest thing to make in the world. Here are a few tips I learned after making them a couple of times.

  • Follow the instructions and let the puff pastry thaw (can be overnight in the fridge or left on the counter, watched closely). If it is too cold, the pastry will crack when unrolling. Keep an eye on it if you’re thawing on the counter because it can get difficult to work with if too soft.
  • Use a Silpat or other baking mat on the cookie sheet. Clean up will be easier and the puff pastry will lift right off.
  • We like to use creamy peanut butter, but if your family loves the chunky style, consider warming it up slightly before spreading.
  • I tend to make these right on the Silpat already on the baking sheet. If you don’t, remember to lightly flour your work surface.
  • When making desserts, I often chill the entire thing before baking, however, with these, just plop them right into the oven.
  • Bake per the package instructions but check after 8 minutes if you don’t have an oven thermometer.
Square close up image of a set of stacked baked pinwheel sandwiches stuffed with peanut butter and jelly next to a glass of milk on a wood tray.
Make these delicious fancy peanut butter and jelly sandwich pinwheels.

Turn These Pinwheel Sandwiches Into a Winning Appetizer

To make this into an easy appetizer, here are a few ideas to make them party ready.

  • Prepare as instructed and sprinkle with sifted powdered sugar. Add in a flagged pick to match your party’s theme.
  • Cut up fresh fruit matching your jelly and lay it out on top of the mixture before rolling. Once baked, use peanut butter to secure a slice of the same fruit to the top.
  • Once baked, add a dollop of peanut butter and a single shelled peanut on top.
  • For a surprise combination that works so very, very well, crush up some plain, salted potato chips and add into the mixture before rolling. Lays® Classic Potato Chips are my preference.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Pinwheel Sandwich Recipe

Below are the written and printable instructions. If you’re letting the kids make this, keep them to about 1 cup of peanut butter and 1/2 a cup of jelly. You can let them measure it with their hearts, too, but it might get a bit messy.

Yield: 11 Pinwheels

Peanut Butter and Jelly Pinwheel Sandwich

Square close up image of a set of stacked baked pinwheel sandwiches stuffed with peanut butter and jelly next to a glass of milk on a wood tray.

These peanut butter and jelly pinwheel sandwiches are loved by everyone and are a snap to make. Read through the recipe and tips before getting started.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes


  • Puff Pastry (1 sheet)
  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter (I used creamy)
  • 1/4-1/3 cup Jelly (any flavor)
  • egg wash (1 egg + 1 teaspoon water)


  1. Thaw puff pastry per package instructions. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and roll out on a Silpat-lined baking sheet.Step 1 of the PB and J pinwheels showing baker's hands unfolding a puff pastry sheet onto a Silpat placed on a baking sheet.
  2. Spread the peanut butter onto the pastry sheet, leaving room on the long sides.Horizontal image showing baker spreading creamy peanut butter on top of the puff pastry.
  3. Top the peanut with jelly and spread as evenly as you can.Baker spreading jelly on top of peanut butter.
  4. Loosely roll the pastry starting at one of the short ends. Be sure not to roll it too tightly - the baking process will secure the pinwheels in place.Horizontal image showing a baker rolling the peanut butter and jelly filled puff pastry on a Silpat mat.
  5. Cut into 6-8 slices (approximately 1 inch slices) and lay flat on the baking sheet, leaving a couple of inches between each.Image showing a baker cutting a puff pastry rolled log into one inch slices on the Silpat mat.
  6. Lightly coat the pastry with an egg wash (mix egg and water together).Horizontal image showing a baker adding egg wash to the pastry using a green tipped silicone brush.
  7. Bake per the package instructions and let cool before serving.Horizontal image showing baked peanut butter and jelly pinwheel sandwiches.


Tools Needed: oven, baking sheet, Silpat or silicone baking mat, spoon, and bowls.

See the recipe's post to get ideas on how to make these into delicious, crowd-pleasing appetizers.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 267Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 176mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 2gSugar: 9gProtein: 8g

All nutrition information is estimated. For accuracy, please calculate your exact brands and ingredients if accuracy is desired.

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More Easy Pinwheel Sandwich Recipes You Might Like

Made with the traditional tortilla wrap, the following sandwiches are great for lunch and appetizers.

  • Ham and Cheese Pinwheel Sandwiches – Friends, it’s the spread that makes these such a popular choice.
  • Cheeseburger Pinwheels – This is more of a dinner pinwheel recipe, but it’s definitely a crowd favorite (and you can use up that tube of pizza dough in the fridge).
  • S’Mores Pinwheel Dessert – Listen, I know I had you at s’mores but the benefit of these is that they will use up that other sheet of puff pastry.

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These are so good because the richness of the peanut butter is offset by the light, airy puff pastry.

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