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Old 04-29-2005, 05:33 PM
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Need Ideas for Birthday Snacks!

About once a month it's my son's turn to take snacks to school. I've taken the easy way out almost all year, and sent some pretty basic stuff (banana muffins, oatmeal cookies, heck I even picked up stuff at the store!). Well his birthday is next week and of course it's his turn to take snacks. Not only is it almost the end of the year but it's his birthday too, so I want to make something special he can take.

The catch of course is it has to be at least semi-healthy. They don't want things like cake, cookies without nutritional value, or anything like that. I'm not the greatest cook, nor am I too creative in the kitchen (unless of course it's throwing together dinner from a few spare food items - I think we are all born with that ability lol).

Any help coming up with some ideas would be appreciated!
~Kara Kelso~

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Old 05-13-2005, 11:24 AM
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This is easy AND healthy! Take 4 cups of Welches grape juice. Heat it to almost boiling. Add 2 boxes or 9 packages of unflaored gelatin. Put it in a 8 x 13 container and refrigerate until firm. It makes those jigglers. I'm too lazy to make anything fancy, so I just cute them into squares for my granddaughter. However, if you want to look really cook, use cookie cutters and make them into fancy shapes.

This is just an idea.
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Old 05-13-2005, 12:11 PM
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The jigglers are a cute idea, you could do some in different flavors and get some strawberries and dip them in chocolate(just melt choc chips for that) and make a little fruit tray and cut some cheese in shapes too!! Have fun

Hugs Sandie
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Old 05-13-2005, 10:06 PM
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You might want to make small individual pizzas for their snack with some juice.

Or do ice cream cups.
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Old 05-14-2005, 06:43 PM
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SO easy, and NO COOKING!!! Any amounts you want and it is semi-nutritious!!!!

Granola (actually the less expensive the better - we have a brand called Sunbelt and it is good), raisins, M&M's, peanuts, coconut. Open the packages, dump it into a big bowl, mix, and put in individual ziplock bags. OR... Open all the packages, put them into separate large ziplock bags and send the small ones into school... the kids can 'make their own, but have to put at least 3 different things in their gorp (that way, they won't do all M&M's).

We used to make a TON of this for girl scout camping trips or hiking. ALL the girls loved it and it is STILL requested by my 21 year old to take to College

Perfect for any party, watching sports, hiking, whatever!!! No refrigeration, no cooking, no messy cleanup... SO easy and GOOD!!!
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Old 05-15-2005, 06:29 AM
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What about a fresh fruit tray(strawberries, grapes, pineapple, cantaloupe,orange segments, etc.) with cheese (cut out in cute shapes) and a pumpkin dip with some gingersanps to dip in it!
Here is the pumpkin dip recipe:

Pumpkin Dip Makes 4 cups

1 (8 ounce) package cream
cheese, softened
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 (15 ounce) can solid pack pumpkin
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon frozen orange
juice concentrate

In a medium bowl, blend cream cheese and confectioners'
sugar until smooth. Gradually mix in the pumpkin. Stir in
the cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and orange juice until
smooth and well blended. Chill until serving.

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Old 05-15-2005, 07:26 AM
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Those are all REALLY great suggestions! I should have mentioned it had to be something that couldn't be refridgerated, because it had to sit at school for two days lol.

His snack day was last week, so what I did was take cherios, chocolate chips, and rasin, mix them together in a sandwhich bag and put a waffer cookie on top. Then I tied each bag with a little bow.

Can't go wrong with cookies and chocolate LOL
~Kara Kelso~

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Old 05-15-2005, 11:36 AM
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You guys make me feel like a terrible grangparent. I was the BEAT parent with the BEST ideas. As I see your ideas I discover that things have changed for the better. I will definately for the better and will have to be the BEST gerandma! Thanks for the tips!
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