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12 Fun Snack Ideas

Ingredients:
Original recipe makes 1 serving (8 pieces)Change Servings
2 tablespoons Creamy Peanut Butter
2 tablespoons Strawberry Jelly, Jam, or Preserves (pick your favorite)
2 slices bread

Directions:
Remove crusts from bread. With a rolling pin or large soup can, completely flatten bread.
Spread 1 tablespoon of Jif peanut butter and 1 tablespoon of Smucker's fruit spread on each slice of bread.
Roll each slice into a tight spiral. Cut each spiral into 4 pieces.

My whole family loves this one!! 
1. Get some bananas. We used several "extra ripe" ones that I found marked down at the produce market, but any ripe bananas will work.
2. Peel the bananas, cut them into approx. 1/2" slices, and put them on a tray.
3. Pop the tray in the freezer for a few hours until the bananas are frozen. (Once they're frozen, you can also put them in a bag to use later).

4. Put your bananas in a food processor or blender. (NOTE: I used a blender because that's what I have, but I think a food processor would have worked much better. I had to keep pushing the frozen bananas down in the blender so the blades could reach them and it took a little longer for them to reach the right consistency)
5. Start mixing. First the bananas will just get chopped up.

6. But as you keep mixing and scraping down the sides, it'll get creamier and creamier.

7. You can eat it right now, just out of the blender/food processor, and it'll be like a soft serve custard.
8. Or you could put the mixture back in the freezer where it will get harder and more scoopable like regular ice cream.
You can also mix in other ingredients when it's in the soft-serve state ~ we like to add in peanut butter, chocolate chips or chopped nuts - YUMMY!!

Apple Sandwich with Peanut Butter, Granola & Chocolate Chips
I think we all had one of these as a Kid

Ingredients:

Large firm apple (Granny Smith or Red Delicious work well)
for best results I find that Organic Apples taste better
3 Tablespoons peanut butter , cashew butter ,Nutella or almond butter

1 Tablespoon raisins or craisins or Currents

2 Tablespoons Dark Chocolate Chips

1 Tablespoon granola
(use Gluten Free Granola to make this gluten free!)

Directions:

Wash and core apple. Slice horizontally into thick, round slices. Spread one slice with peanut or cashew butter, add chocolate chips and granola. Top with second slice. Serves 1.

Enjoy!


Threaded Spaghetti Hot Dog Bites
Serves 8
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 6 minutes

Ingredients
• 1 pound thin spaghetti, broken in half
• 8 hot dogs, cut into 6 even pieces

Directions
Set a large pot of water to boil.

Thread 5-7 spaghetti strands through each hot dog piece. Cook until pasta is al dente, about 6 minutes.

Serve with red sauce, pesto sauce, Parmesan cheese, maybe melted cheese?

That’s it! Only requirement is you must eat with a smile on your face!

(courtesy of The Meta Picture)
hot dog octopus
once the hot dogs are cooked slice the hot dog in half lengthwise, leaving 2 inches connected at one end
then Roll the hot dog 90 degrees, and repeat, slicing lengthwise in half but leaving the 2 inches connected at one end. You should now have 4 legs for the octopus.Of course, an octopus has 8 legs, so carefully cut each of the 4 hot dog legs in half. This is where a sharp boning knife is essential, because the legs will be thin and fragile with some hot dogs.

Mini Banana Sandwiches
Slice banana rounds and smear one side with peanut butter. Place another round on top and make a mini sandwich. These are fun because they are not only bite sized, but pack a delicious protein and fiber punch.




WORMY APPLE...
Help kids slice apples into thirds and remove seeds from the center. They reassemble the apple with peanut butter (or cream cheese) and gummy worms between each layer. Worms should be hanging out from apple.


(Image by KidActivities.net)
http://www.kidactivities.net/category/Snacks-Apples-.aspx



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