Snacks, Snacks, Snacks

Sorry I haven't posted for a few days, we've been on vacation! I just found these random snack ideas in my recipe files. I have no idea where they originally came from, but we make "cheese hammers" quite often. We'll be posting more recipes this week!

Snack Tubes
Put small amounts of trail mix, cereal, pretzels, etc. in plastic sandwich bags and insert them in a paper towel tube that has been cut in half (or thirds). Then wrap tube in a piece of tissue paper and tie the ends with yarn or ribbon. Give the tubes to the children at snack time.

In a bowl, blend 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter into 3/4 cup milk. Add 1/2 box of instant pudding mix, any flavor. Beat slowly with hand beater until well-blended (two minutes). Let stand five minutes. Spread the filling between graham crackers. Freeze until firm - about three hours.

Cheese Hammers
Cut a variety of cheeses in small squares. Poke a pretzel into each one. Children can connect their cubed cheese with the pretzel sticks to make cheese towers. Show them off before eating. My kids like to take this further and use the cheese cubes and pretzels like “tinker toys”.

Ants on a Toilet Seat
Ingredients:applespeanut butterminiature chocolate chips or raisinsFirst you core and peel (optional) an apple. Then you cut slices in the apples so there will be a hole in the middle. Have the kids put a layer of peanut butter on the apple and top it with the chocolate chips. For some reason, anything with “toilet seat” is hilarious to kids. Serve with caution, some kids might go too far with the potty jokes.:)

Monkey Bars
Peel and cut 1 banana into 4 equal pieces. Poke an ice cream stick into each chunk. Spread some peanut butter on each banana piece. Roll peanut butter-coated banana into cereal. Watch your favorite monkey eat up these treats.