3 Creative Spring-Themed Snacks for Kids
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Recipe type: Snack
 
Ingredients
  • NATURE SCENE PICTURE PLATES: food decorator pens, plain white paper plates, various fruits and vegetables (what you use will depend on the scene you want to make)
  • FRUIT FLOWERS WITH PEANUT BUTTER FLUFF DIP: 1 part peanut butter, 2 parts whipped topping, 1 celery stick, 1 granny smith apple, ¼ cup blueberries, 3 sliced strawberries, 3 red apples (any variety)
  • PINK LEMONADE BERRY POPSICLES: 12 blueberries, 4 sliced strawberries, 1 cup pink lemonade
Instructions
  1. NATURE SCENE PICTURE PLATES: With the food decorator pens, draw a nature scene on a plain white paper plate. Cut fruit and vegetables into small pieces and arrange them into plant and animal shapes. You can also use crackers, dipping sauce, or anything else that you know will be a hit with your child. The pens are food safe, so feel free to draw faces or details on any fruit/vegetable that has a smooth, flat skin on it. With older children, you can even set out the pens and ingredients for them to make their own nature scene!
  2. FRUIT FLOWERS WITH PEANUT BUTTER FLUFF DIP: Combine the peanut butter and and whipped topping in a medium-sized bowl. Briskly fold together until the mixture is smooth and a uniform color. Transfer to a small serving bowl and place the serving bowl on a large platter. Place a celery stalk at one end of the serving bowl to create a stem and use an oval or leaf-shaped cookie cutter to cut two leaves from a granny smith apple. Place these at the bottom of the stem. Cut red apples with any generic shape cookie cutters you might have (hearts, circles, stars, diamonds, etc.). Arrange these with the blueberries and strawberries around the serving bowl to create a blossom.
  3. PINK LEMONADE BERRY POPSICLES: Arrange blueberries and strawberries in a popsicle mold. Depending on the size of your mold, you'll want 4-6 pieces of fruit per popsicle (my mold makes 4 wide, flat popsicles). Arrange the fruit in a staggered pattern. This allows for open space between the fruit, making the popsicle more sturdy. Fill the popsicle mold with pink lemonade and chill for 2 hours. Just before serving, run hot water over the sides of the mold for 10-15 seconds. This should loosen the popsicle from the mold and allow it to slip out with a gentle tug.
Recipe by Real Life at Home at https://www.reallifeathome.com/3-creative-spring-themed-snacks-for-kids/