As winter is waning, my kids are becoming increasingly antsy to play outside. They’re ditching winter jackets and boots in exchange for tennis shoes and sweatshirts, and with Spring Break now here, I can’t get my kids to come inside.
So what’s a mother to do? This one is packing snacks and enjoying the sight of happy kids playing outside! I’ve found that these snacks are popular among kids of many age ranges, and I’m pleased to say that I suspect that some of the kids might even come for the snacks and stay for a game of basketball on the court in the backyard!
P B & J Marshmallow Snack
2 cups Peanut Butter Captain Crunch cereal
1 cup salted peanuts
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup mini-marshmallows
Pour all of the ingredients in a plastic gallon size zip baggie. Mix together by shuffling the baggie without crunching it. Divide into serving sizes or store in individual snack bags. This recipe will keep up to two weeks (do not refrigerate).
1 cup Olive Oil
garlic salt, oregano, & parmesan cheese
pizza or spaghetti sauce (for dipping)
Roll out pizza dough until it is 1 inch thick. Cut into strips 1 inch wide and 6 inches long. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle on garlic salt, oregano, & parmesan cheese to taste. Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown. Heat pizza or spaghetti sauce and use as dip.
3/4 cup fresh fruit (cut into small pieces)
ice cream cone
Fill ice cream cone with fresh fruit, drizzle with honey, and top with granola.