Fun Foods For Children

Snacks



Ants on a Toilet Seat
Apple Finger Cubes
Cereal Scramble
Cheerios Treats
Cheese Hammers
Fruit Salad Cones
Ice Cream Cone Cake
Ice Cube Jello
Mini Bagel Pizza
Muffin Pizza
Pat-a-Cakes
Pat-A-Pizza
Pudding-wiches
Quickie Cookies
Simply Dessert Pastry
Snack Tubes
Surprise Pizza Puffs
Yogurt-Cereal Sundaes
    




Ants on a Toilet Seat

Ingredients:
apples
peanut butter
miniature chocolate chips

First 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. A great nutricious snack!

~Submitted by Cheri



Apple Finger Cubes

Pour 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin into a bowl. Add 2 cups boiling water. Stir until gelatin is dissolved. Add one 6 ounce can unsweetened frozen apple juice concentrate. Pour mixture into a lightly greased 9 by 13-inch cake pan and chill. Cut into squares when firm.



Cereal Scramble

Mix 3 cups assorted unsweetened cereal (Cheerios, Wheat Chex, Rice Chex, etc.), 1/2 cup pretzel sticks, and 1/4 cup melted margarine. Spread on baking sheet and bake at 300 degrees for 30 minutes. Stir occasionally. Store tightly covered.



Cheerios Treats

Grease a 13x9-inch pan. Melt 3 tbsp. margarine in a large pan. Stir in one 10 1/2 oz. package of miniature marshmellows (6 cups) and 1/2 cup peanut butter and stir until melted and smooth. Remove from heat. Immediately stir in 5 cups Cheerios and 1 cup candy-coated milk chocolate candies. Mix lightly until well coated. Press mixture into prepared pan. Cool, cut, and serve.



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.



Fruit Salad Cones

Combine one large banana (sliced), 7/8 oz. mandarin oranges (drained), 1/4 cup miniature marshmellows, 10 oz. pineapple chunks (drained), 1 cup strawberries (sliced), and 3/4 cup lemon yogurt. Spoon into ice cream cones. Serve immediately.



Ice Cream Cone Cake

Prepare a boxed cake mix as per directions and pour batter into ice cream cones. Fill about 3/4 full. Place cones into muffin tins. Bake at 425 degrees for about 30 minutes. Cool and frost.



Ice Cube Jello

Mix up a batch of jello using only 1/2 required amount of water. Fill ice cube tray and refrigerate. Slip a knife in at each edge to pop out jello cubes. Children can slip a banana slice into each section.



Mini Bagel Pizza

Split mini bagels in half. Spread pizza sauce on and sprinkle with mozarella cheese. Pop in microwave.



Muffin Pizza

Cut one English Muffin in half. Spread insides with margarine. Place on a broiler tray. Place in broiler, broil until just brown. Spread each muffin with a little tomato sauce. Sprinkle cheese evenly over muffin. Place under broiler until bubbly.

Pat-a-Cakes

Beat 2 cups of softened butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Blend in 5 cups flour and 2 tbsp. vanilla until dough clings together and forms a ball. Divide dough into several parts and mix in desired tints of food colors: red, green, blue, yellow, etc. Wrap dough in plastic wrap; keep refrigerated or frozen. Defrost completely and let stand at room temperature before using. In the center of a foil-covered table place 2 or 3 "blobs" of colored shortbread dough, surrounded by dishes of M & M's, chocolate chips, and other candy. Show each child how to take a small mound of dough, mold it, and pat it into shape, and decorate it with candies. Place on baking sheet and bake. Who knows what temperature, guess! LOL It's a pliable, nonsticky dough at room temperature.

Pat-A-Pizza

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Shred 1 package 8 oz. mozarella cheese. Grease a cookie sheet with margarine. Dip fingers in flour and pat each biscuit (1 can refrigerator biscuits - 10) into a circle about 4 inches on a floured surface. Spoon 3 tsp. of sauce (3/4 cup spaghetti or pizza sauce) on each biscuit. Cover with 1 tbsp. of cheese. Transfer biscuit to the cookie sheet. Bake 10 minutes until cheese is bubbly and brown.

Pudding-wiches

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.

Quickie Cookies

Mix one package cake mix, 1 egg, and 1 stick butter. Roll out. Cut with cookie cutters. Bake 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Frost if desired.

Simply Dessert Pastry

Open crescent rolls flat. Put chocolate chips in the middle. Fold like a pastry (triangle shape). Seal ends and bake. Cover with sugar. Yum!

Snack Tubes

Put small amounts of trail mix, cereal, pretzels, etc. in plastic sandwich bags and insert them in cardboard toilet paper tubes. 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.

Surprise Pizza Puffs

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Take one large package of refridgerator biscuits (8 count) and flatten each one to a circle 3 1/2" across. Spoon pizza or spaghetti sauce on a biscuit and add one 1-inch cube of mozzarella cheese. Pull edges of biscuit together so cheese is enclosed and pinch to seal. Turn over and bake for 8 - 10 minutes.

Yogurt-Cereal Sundaes

Slice 1 banana (can use other fruit). Alternate layers of the banana, yogurt (3 oz. custard style yogurt, any flavor), and 1/2 cup Cheerios in parfait glasses or cups. Makes 2 sundaes.



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