Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Ice Cream Sandwich Balls

Heheh, okay so the title is a bit misleading :) I didn't really make ice cream sandwich balls - I made sandwich balls, to look like ice cream!

I'd never made sandwich balls before, had never heard of them until a couple of weeks ago when they were posted as an upcoming tutorial on Bento Blog Network. They are exactly what they sound like: bread balls with sandwich filling rolled into the middle. I wanted to try making some to take part in this week's Bento of the Week meme, but wasn't sure any of my picky sproutlets would want to eat them... so I made them for an after-school snack instead of a packed lunch. And since this snack wasn't going anywhere, I decided to have a little fun with it, and made a peanut butter sandwich ball banana split :

I made 3 peanut butter filled sandwich balls - 2 with white bread, 1 with wheat - meant to look like chocolate and vanilla ice cream, but I don't think the bread colour differences show much. I lined a dish with a sliced banana, nestled the sandwich balls between the slices, topped them with little dollops of strawberry jam, grape jelly, more peanut butter, and of course, a bright red cherry on top, held in place with a little green plastic food pick. Love it!

I made a little ice cream cone one for Pickle too:

Bento of the Week

How To Make Sandwich Balls
aka Bread Onigiri

Cut a piece of bread into a circle. Place it on a piece of plastic wrap. 
Put a dollop of your desired filling in the center. Squash it into a ball!

 Twist the plastic wrap at the base of the ball to tighten and compress it.  
Unwrap the plastic. Never mind how how messy the bottom looks :)

 Flip the ball over so the messy side doesn't show. 
Admire your lovely round sandwich ball!

That's basically it. Now you can make something with it. 
Or just eat it like a filled donut hole :)


  1. Very creative. I love it!!

  2. Anonymous11/08/2011

    Seriously? These are way too awesome!

  3. Wow! You are creative!

  4. Super duper clever!!!!!!! This is exactly what the theme is intended for...to get people to try a new technique and come up with something fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

  5. This is great! So creative!!!!

  6. The sundae is AMAZING! LOVE IT!!

    Too funny, I was thinking about doing a sandwich ball and putting a real mini-cone for Little Miss, but yours put anything I would've done to shame! LOL

    I'm in love with the sundae, seriously.

    I love love love them!!

  7. This is such a great idea and so nicely done! I want one! I'm going to do this as a surprise for my kiddos too.

  8. fantastic idea! i'll have to do that for lunch for the kiddos asap!

  9. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I am definitely going to try this out for my kiddo.

  10. Wow, thanks for all the love! :)

  11. love the sandwich balls banana boat!

  12. I agree with all of the comments!! I had no idea what to do with a sandwich ball- but now I know :) I can't wait to try this!

  13. Wow! Absolutely creative :) Will do this for my kid... thanks for making it so simple!


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