Friday, January 14, 2011

Family Friday: Healthy Snacks

Today is "Family Friday" over at Crazy About Cricut.

 The assignment is to make a healthy snack  with your kids. 

My kids LOVE apple smiles, so that is the project we made together.  We also love Ants on a Log, because they use similar ingredients, we made both.

Apple Smiles


  • 1 medium red apple, cored and sliced
  • 3-4 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 32 miniature marshmallows (or yogurt covered raisins)


1. Wash, core, and cut apple in half. Cut each half into 8 slices. This is a job for parents or big kids.
2. Spread peanut butter on one side of each apple slice. 
3. Place 3 or 4 mini-marshmallows on top of peanut butter on one apple slice. Top with another and press together to make one “smile.” 
4. Continue assembling remaining apple slices.

Helpful Hint:

For this snack, choose a crunchy, red apple for the lips and cut each half into 8 slices. To make sure the “teeth” stay in place, use plenty of peanut butter to stick the marshmallows to the apple “lips.” Let your kiddos assemble the snack and eat before the apple darkens (if you are preparing the smiles early you can brush lemon juice on to prevent browning). Don’t focus too much on the end result or the mess. It doesn't matter if the apple has missing or crooked teeth! The important thing is to laugh and have fun!

Ants on a Log


  • 3-4 celery stalks, cut into 3" sections
  • 3-4 tablespoons peanut butter
  • raisins (or chocolate covered raisins)


1. Wash celery stalk and cut into 3" sections. This is a job for parents or big kids.

2. Spread peanut butter each piece of celery. I like to fill up the cavity of the celery but you can use less peanut butter too. 

3. Place 3 or 4 raisins in the peanut butter. 

That's it!! Ants on a Log!! :) 
I hope you have fun crafting/snacking with your kiddos today!! 

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abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Yummy! These look fun!

BikerGranny said...

I love it! I already make snacks of peanut butter apples, and celery peanut butter boats - but I like the added touches you did to make them fun for kids. I'll have to try those the next time I'm babysitting for my Granddaughter. :)