Snacks


Baked donuts are a fun thing to do in the kitchen with the kids. No hot oil is involved so it is safe!

Baked Donuts

Hi! I’m Leigh Anne from Your Homebased Mom and I’m excited to be here today as part of the Crafting Chicks. I hope you will stop by for a visit over at my blog and check out all the pretty and delicious I am sharing over there.

I love spending time in the kitchen with kids. They are always so excited and eager to try something new. Because none of my children live at home any longer I have to borrow people’s children to play with in the kitchen. They don’t seem to mind.

This summer I asked three of my favorite sisters what they wanted to learn how to make in the kitchen and donuts were at the top of their list. I decided baked donuts were the way to go rather than fried donuts. It was also a hot summer day and baking seemed a better choice than frying. Whenever I am cooking with kids I like to have all the ingredients lined up for them out on the table.

Baked Donuts Ingredients

Kids love to measure ingredients and cracking eggs is always a popular activity.

Baked Donuts

We made a sour cream donut. The sour cream helps make them nice and moist.

Baked Donuts

After the donut batter is mixed up we filled the donut pan. This recipe made about a dozen donuts, may depend a little on how full they fill the pan. We placed the batter into a large zippered plastic bag to make the filling process easier.

Baked Donut Batter

Close up the bag and clip off a corner of the bag and let the kids fill the donut pan. No worries if they aren’t filled perfectly even – they will have fun doing it and when you are cooking with kids that is the first and most important rule – have fun!!

Filling the donut pan

The pan should be about 2/3 full of batter. They will puff up as they bake.

Baked Donuts

Let them cool on a cooling rack before icing. While they are cooling mix up your glaze. You want it just the right consistency so it stays on the donuts but is nice and smooth.

Dipping Baked Donuts into glaze

Have all your toppings ready to go so you can add them as soon as you have glazed your donut. Glazed Baked DOnut

We had rainbow sprinkles, chocolate sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, mini M & M’s.

Baked Donut toppings.

I think decorating the donuts was the most fun for the kids!

Sprinkles on Baked DOnuts

It was fun to see the kid’s personalities reflected in their topping choices. Some them just added one topping and others added them all to one donut!

Sprinkled, Glazed Baked Donuts

The girls little brother was also there patiently watching and waiting for a turn to decorate a donut! I think he actually had more fun eating handfuls of the toppings!!
Baked Donuts Of course the best part of any cooking project is the eating!

Baked Donuts

Have fun with the kids in the kitchen this summer and make Baked Donuts!

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Cook time: 

Total time: 

Serves: 9 donuts.

Ingredients
  • 1 C sour cream
  • 2 egg
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ C canola oil
  • 1 C sugar
  • 2 C flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
Glaze
  • 1½ C powdered sugar
  • 3-4 Tbsp milk, enough to make nice dipping consistency
  • ½ tsp vanilla or other flavoring of choice
Toppings
  • sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, mini M & M's
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease donut pan.
  2. Mix together sour cream, egg, vanilla, oil and sugar in a bowl.
  3. Add in flour, baking soda and salt and stir until combined.
  4. Place batter into a large zippered plastic bag. Close and snip off corner.
  5. Squeeze batter into donut pan.
  6. Fill pan with batter (about ⅔ full) and bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown and top springs back when touched.
  7. Remove from pan and allow to cool on wire rack.
Glaze
  1. Mix together powdered sugar, vanilla and milk. Add enough milk to make a nice dipping consistency.
  2. Dip donuts and then sprinkle with desired toppings.
  3. Eat!
 

 

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Marshmallow Fairy Wands – a fun cooking in the kitchen activity for the kids this summer.

Marshmallow Fairy Wands - a fun cooking the the kitchen activity

Hello there!  It’s Katie from The Casual Craftlete blog.  I am so super excited to be a part of The Crafting Chicks’ Summer Series!  I love seeing all the fun crafts, activities and recipes for the kids to do.  Today I am combining both an activity and recipe in one.  These Marshmallow Fairy Wands are a fun way to get the kids in the kitchen by making an adorable edible craft.

Easy to make Marshmallow Fairy Wands is a great kitchen activity for the kids this summer

My daughter just turned four and she is definitely into princess and fairies.  She just loves dressing up and playing pretend.  Her and I had such a fun time making and eating these marshmallow fairy wands.  I mean, what is better than a marshmallow covered in sprinkles on a stick?!

First, I started by making a homemade marshmallow recipe that does not require a candy thermometer.

Homemade marshmallow recipe without using a candy thermometer

Marshmallow Fairy Wands
Ingredients
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 3 (1/4 ounce) packages unflavored gelatin
  • ½ cup + ¼ cup cold water, divided
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ⅔ cup light corn syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Confectioner's sugar, sifted, for coating
  • sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Lightly spray a 9 x 9 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Line prepared dish with plastic wrap, leaving a 2 inch overhang on all sides and set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, sprinkle gelatin over cold water and let stand for 10 minutes. In the meantime, combine granulated sugar, corn syrup, and ¼ cup water in a medium sauce pan over medium-high heat. Bring mixture to a rolling boil and boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Turn the mixer on high and slowly pour the syrup mixture into the mixing bowl with the gelatin mixture. Add salt and continue mixing on high for 12 minutes.
  3. Add vanilla extract and mix until well combined. Spray a rubber spatula with nonstick cooking spray. Remove the marshmallow mixture with the prepared spatula into the dish and spread evenly. Coat the top of the marshmallow mixture with sprinkles and gently press the sprinkles into the mixture. Let stand for 2 hours.
  4. After the marshmallow mixture has set, coat a working surface with confectioner's sugar. Carefully remove the marshmallow mixture onto prepared work space, sprinkled side up. Cut marshmallow into stars using a cooking cutter coated with cooking spray. Insert a paper straw into each star.

How to make Marshmallow Fairy Wands

After I made the marshmallow mixture and let it cool, it was time for the fun part for my daughter.  She cut out star shapes using a cookie cutter sprayed with nonstick cooking spray and inserted a paper straw in each star.  These marshmallow are super thick and extra fluffy.

Have fun with the kids this summer by making Marshmallow Fairy Wands

My daughter pretended with the marshmallow fairy wands while also taking nibbles here and there.  Her and I had so much fun making and playing with these wands.  We will definitely be making some more wands in the future.  I hope you and your kiddos have a good summer and can take a try at making some marshmallow fairy wands!

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In the Kitchen with Kids - Recipes and Printables - My kids love to help in the kitchen.  These ideas are great!

To kick off our In the Kitchen with Kids Themed Week, we’ve got a great round up for you!  Printables, activities, games and more!

In the Kitchen with Kids

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sushi from It Is a Keeper

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Kitchen Skills by Age from Thirty Handmade Days

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Frozen Fruit Kabobs from Sugar Aunts

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5 Second Pizza Crust from True Aim

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Fruit Necklaces from Artful Parent

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Grocery Store Scavenger Hunt from Empowered by Them

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Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Knots from I Heart Eating

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Plastic Bag Ice Cream from Teach Mama

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Bread in a Bag from Skip to my Lou

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Cheese Puffs from Childhood 101

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Cheese & Veg Muffins from Learn with Play at Home

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Easy Dirt Cup Treats from B-Inspired Mama

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Kid Made Butter from Life with Moore Babies

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Kids Recipe Book from Thirty Handmade Days

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Oreo Chocolate Pudding Popsicles from The Crafting Chicks

In the Kitchen with Kids - Recipes and Printables - My kids love to help in the kitchen.  These ideas are great!

Cooking Utensils Matching Activity from Nourish Interactive

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Don’t miss the rest of our Mother Hen’s Summer Survival Guides!  Please join us for this summer of fun & learning!  We will give you all of the ideas, supply lists, book ideas and more to make this a smooth summer program to enjoy at home.  Sign up for our newsletter HERE.  Each Friday we will be sending links to the weekly theme and posts so that you can get started!

Mondays: We will be sharing the best learning ideas, crafts and more from our favorite sites that tie into our weekly theme.

Tuesday:  We will be sharing the best Children’s Books!  And a literature activity that coincides with both the Chicks’ Pick book and weekly theme.

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday:  We will be sharing posts from our favorite bloggers!  They have the best ideas and are excited to be a part of this series!  All of these posts will tie into the theme:)

Fridays: Make sure you join each Friday to see what activities, supplies & other things you will need to plan your themed week at home.  We also will be having really cool giveaways each and every Friday of this series.


During the summer months, I’m always up for a cold treat. When I’m ready for my mid-day snack I always end up wanting something sweet which doesn’t always equate to being healthy. Its like, I go to the store for some organic vegetables and I always come home with regular ice-cream. Weird. So, when my boys and I went cherry picking in my neighbors orchard, (no, we aren’t creepers…they invited us,) it was the perfect chance to make something healthy AND yummy! Frozen Cherry Yogurt Pops!

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When I was growing up my mom always made these yogurt pops and I thought I would give them a little twist using the cherries.

INGREDIENTS:

-Fresh cherries, preferably ones from your friendly neighbor

-About 2 cups vanilla yogurt

-1 small tub of Cool Whip

Start by pitting all your cherries and throwing them in your food processor. Get them nice and chopped up.

cherries

Next, throw your cherries and all your other ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Stir until mixed.

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Then spoon it into your popsicle molds. I like to use those little mini shot-glass sized plastic cups because…they’re cuter. :) Plus these tend to melt faster than regular popsicles so having them in smaller portions helps with mess control.

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Keep them in the freezer for a few hours until completely frozen and serve!

cherry yogurt pops And try to keep little hands away until you are done taking pictures. 😉 My kids were so anxious to try one of these they were like vultures circling my shoot!

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Enjoy! Do you remember the Frozen Pink Lemonade Pie I shared last year? That was one of my very first posts for the chicks. Ah…the good ole days. :)

Come on by Dream Crafter for more summer fun!

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Hello to all of you Crafting Chicks, my name is Jen and I reside in a little space on the web called PinkWhen. I am a HUGE fan of camping and fun outdoor activities. In fact, I just recently returned from Colorado and spent time in some of America’s most beautiful landscape, the Rocky Mountains. While out and about wandering through nature I like to bring along a healthy snack, and these Apple Sandwich Snacks are a healthy snack option and with lots of yummy flavor. Check out how easy these are to make.

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Hello! I’m Alli from Cupcake Diaries and I am thrilled to be here at The Crafting Chicks sharing this fun space snack idea with you today.

My kids are all about snacks. Especially in the summertime! And they were beyond excited when I told them we were going to make a space themed snack. I have three young boys who love everything that has to do with space. (“Mom, did you know that the sun is a star?” “Mom, how far away is Jupiter?” “Mom, did you know that Pluto was a planet when you were a kid? You’re really really old.”) They threw out all kinds of silly ideas when it came time to figure out what type of snack to make. Since they love fruit and cheese like crazy, we decided on these super cute Rocket Skewers.

Rocket Skewers - An out-of-this-world  snack that's perfect for a summer afternoon!

I love these little rockets for a few reasons. The first is that they’re full of fruity goodness. I’ve been lucky to have kids that love fruit and beg me for it on a daily basis. I also love that they can help me put these rockets together. The littlest kiddos aren’t able to actually put the fruit on the skewers, but they sure loved handing me the fruit! And I love that this snack is colorful, which makes it tons more fun to eat.

Rocket Skewers - An out-of-this-world  snack that's perfect for a summer afternoon!

You’ll need pineapple, bananas, blueberries, cheese, watermelon, and bamboo skewers for this snack. I had my vulture children surrounding me while I took this picture. It took everything in them not to grab at everything on this plate.

Rocket Skewers - An out-of-this-world  snack that's perfect for a summer afternoon!

My three year old has a play group every week and I’m so excited to make these for the kids when it’s our turn next. You can make a whole lot of these rocket skewers or just a few.

Rocket Skewers - An out-of-this-world  snack that's perfect for a summer afternoon!

 

Rocket Skewers

Ingredients

  • bamboo skewers
  • watermelon, cut into triangles
  • blueberries
  • bananas, cut into large sections
  • cheese, cut into chunks
  • pineapple, cut into chunks

Directions

Arrange fruit and cheese so it looks like a rocket. Start with a pineapple chunk then add 1 cheese chunk, 2 blueberries, 1 piece of banana, and top with a piece of watermelon. Serve as is or with fruit dip.

I hope you enjoy this snack! They’re so easy and so fun.

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Space Themed Kids Activities - Printables, games, recipes, and more!  These are perfect for a lazy summer day!

To kick off our Space Themed Week, we’ve got a great round up for you!  Printables, activities, games and more!

Printables

Printable Space Characters from Picklebums

Space Themed Kids Activities - Printables, games, recipes, and more!  These are perfect for a lazy summer day!

Space Mazes from Kids Activities Blog

Space Themed Kids Activities - Printables, games, recipes, and more!  These are perfect for a lazy summer day!

Alka-Seltzer Rockets with printable from Playful Learning

Space Themed Kids Activities - Printables, games, recipes, and more!  These are perfect for a lazy summer day!

Star Game from Paging Supermom

Space Themed Kids Activities - Printables, games, recipes, and more!  These are perfect for a lazy summer day!

Doodle on the Moon from Mr. Printables

Space Themed Kids Activities - Printables, games, recipes, and more!  These are perfect for a lazy summer day!

Space Themed Kids Activities - Printables, games, recipes, and more!  These are perfect for a lazy summer day!

Activities

How to Make Moon Rocks from Learn Play Imagine

Space Themed Kids Activities - Printables, games, recipes, and more!  These are perfect for a lazy summer day!

Galaxy in a Jar from Lemon Lime Adventures

Space Themed Kids Activities - Printables, games, recipes, and more!  These are perfect for a lazy summer day!

Puffy Paint Moon from No Time for Flash Cards

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Build Toothpick Constellations from Artsy Momma

Space Themed Kids Activities - Printables, games, recipes, and more!  These are perfect for a lazy summer day!

Alien Spaceships from Pink and Green Mama

Space Themed Kids Activities - Printables, games, recipes, and more!  These are perfect for a lazy summer day!

Space Themed Kids Activities - Printables, games, recipes, and more!  These are perfect for a lazy summer day!

Recipes

Rocket Dogs from They Are Crafty

Space Themed Kids Activities - Printables, games, recipes, and more!  These are perfect for a lazy summer day!

Alien Pretzels from Butter with a Side of Bread

Space Themed Kids Activities - Printables, games, recipes, and more!  These are perfect for a lazy summer day!

Galaxy Bark from Life with the Crust Cut Off

Space Themed Kids Activities - Printables, games, recipes, and more!  These are perfect for a lazy summer day!

Candy Rockets from She Knows

Space Themed Kids Activities - Printables, games, recipes, and more!  These are perfect for a lazy summer day!

Space Ship Sandwiches from Super Healthy Kids

Space Themed Kids Activities - Printables, games, recipes, and more!  These are perfect for a lazy summer day!

Space Themed Kids Activities - Printables, games, recipes, and more!  These are perfect for a lazy summer day!

Don’t miss the rest of our Mother Hen’s Summer Survival Guides!  Please join us for this summer of fun & learning!  We will give you all of the ideas, supply lists, book ideas and more to make this a smooth summer program to enjoy at home.  Sign up for our newsletter HERE.  Each Friday we will be sending links to the weekly theme and posts so that you can get started!

Mondays: We will be sharing the best learning ideas, crafts and more from our favorite sites that tie into our weekly theme.

Tuesday:  We will be sharing the best Children’s Books!  And a literature activity that coincides with both the Chicks’ Pick book and weekly theme.

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday:  We will be sharing posts from our favorite bloggers!  They have the best ideas and are excited to be a part of this series!  All of these posts will tie into the theme:)

Fridays: Make sure you join each Friday to see what activities, supplies & other things you will need to plan your themed week at home.  We also will be having really cool giveaways each and every Friday of this series.


Hi there! I am Laura from Inspiration for Moms and I’m thrilled to be visiting you today! I have the perfect snack for our Bug themed week. My Back Yard Bug Snacks have a little something for every bug lover. Your kids will totally enjoy creating these easy eatable butterflies, caterpillars and ladybugs.

Back Yard Bug Snacks

 

Let’s start with those nutty Butterflies. Slice a few celery sticks, fill with peanut butter and top with some pretzels. Finish it off with a few candy eyes to make these flying bugs complete.

Butterfly Bug Snack

Who doesn’t love a sweet caterpillar? This crawling bug is simply made with a wood skewer, some grapes, two candy eyes and a little icing gel. Love that smile! 😉

Caterpillar Bug Snack

And of course, every back yard has a ladybug or two. A cracker topped with provolone cheese holds a cherry tomato with a black olive and a few candy eyes. I speckled the tomatoes with icing gel. Tip: If you don’t think the sweetness would compliment this snack you could always use an edible black marker instead.

Ladybug Snack

I have to confess that out of all the Back Yard Bug snacks, the ladybugs are my favorite. They’re so cute!

All are great for “sneaking” more fruits and vegetables into your little ones diet. (Your kids will never know.) They’ll just be thinking about how their mom is so cool because she lets them eat bugs! 😉

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Happy Bug Snacking everyone!

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Back Yard Bug Snacks

Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes
Ingredients:

For Butterflies

  • celery stalks
  • peanut butter
  • mini pretzels
  • candy eyes

For Caterpillar

  • grape
  • wooden skews
  • candy eyes
  • icing gel or edible black marker

For Ladybug

  • crackers
  • cheese
  • grape tomatoes
  • black olives
  • candy eyes
  • icing gel or edible black marker

Directions:

For Butterfly

Rinse and cut your celery into 3-4 inch slices. Apply peanut butter into the middle and insert two mini pretzels. Then add two candy eyes.

For Caterpillar

Rinse and dry about 20 grapes. Carefully skew the grapes. Using the icing gel, draw a smile. Then add two candy eyes.

For Ladybug

Use your cracker as a guide to size your cheese. Place the cheese on top of the cracker. Cut grape tomato almost in half, leaving a tiny connection at one end. Open and lay flat on the cheese. Cut a black olive in half and place upside down at top of the tomato. Place the eyes in side the black olive and add the spots with icing gel.

 

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Patriotic Popcorn Favors – homemade popcorn recipe served in red, white and blue containers.  Great for parties or just a movie night with the family.

Patriotic Popcorn Favors - homemade popcorn served in red, white and blue favors

Hello there!  It’s Katie from The Casual Craftlete.  I can’t believe we are already in the swing of summer!  Today I am sharing these adorable Patriotic Popcorn Favors.  I just love making my own popcorn at home.  The flavors are amazing and it is super simple to make.  Plus, homemade popcorn is much better for you.  Store bought popcorn often use unhealthy fat and is loaded with sodium.  This homemade popcorn has just three ingredients and you know exactly what is in the popcorn.  I thought it would be fun to put homemade popcorn into cute red, white and blue patriotic favors.  It’s a fun surprise for family and friends when they come over to celebrate the holidays and summertime.

Let’s make the favors first.

Fun red, white and blue party favor ideas

What you’ll need to make the favors:

  • Fry box
  • Washi tape
  • Star cork sticker

 To make the favors patriotic, you will need red, white and blue materials.  I bought all of the materials at my local craft store.

Easy DIY Patriotic Favors

First I started by wrapping a blue and white washi tape around a red fry box.  I really like the bright red fry box and the way the navy and white washi tape pops off of the red.  I like the flower pattern on the washi tape too.  It breaks up the solid bright red color of the fry box.  It’s starting to look patriotic!

DIY red, white and blue patriotic favors - great for parties

The second and final step to making the favors is adding a cork star sticker to the center of the washi tape.  I love the rustic look of the cork and it is nice to add a different color to the favors.  Making these patriotic popcorn favors are super simple.  Two steps and you are done.  And they look so cute!

Let’s make the homemade popcorn.

Easy to make homemade popcorn recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup raw popcorn kernels
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • Salt to taste (I like using my Paprika Chili Pepper Salt for a nice mild heat flavor)

Directions:

  • Place popcorn kernels, coconut oil and salt into a paper bag and fold closed tightly.  I like using brown paper lunch bags.
  • Hit the popcorn button on your microwave, or heat for about 1:25.

The paper bag will get greasy, which is why serving the homemade popcorn in a favor is the perfect idea!

DIY Patriotic Popcorn Favors with homemade popcorn recipe

This homemade popcorn recipe should make enough to fill four of the patriotic favors.  These favors are soo cute, I can’t even.

Patriotic Popcorn Favors

  I hope I have inspired you to make your own Patriotic Popcorn Favors this summer.  Enjoy!

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Hey there, friends!  Keri here from Shaken Together with a fun no-bake treat that your family will love!  I am channeling striped tents, lion tamers, tight rope walkers and clowns for this big top themed Circus Snack Mix!

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With a mix of circus themed treats, this snack mix would be perfect to take along on a trip to the circus, for a Dumbo movie day or a big top themed play date!  Come on in … welcome to the circus!!

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Circus Snack Mix is almost too much fun in one no-bake snack!  The kids can help with shopping and picking out the ingredients at the store and then help at home with the measuring, scooping, stirring and serving.

Circus Snack Mix
Ingredients
  • Circus Peanuts
  • Pretzel twists
  • Kettle Corn (the pre-popped packaged kettle corn will stay fresh a bit longer than fresh popped)
  • Frosted Circus Animal Crackers
  • Round sour cherry candies (or any round red candies)
Instructions
  1. When you are ready to serve, mix together circus peanuts, pretzels, kettle corn, frosted circus animal crackers and sour cherry candies in a large bowl.
  2. There are no specific measurements - just put together to your family's tastes!
  3. Serve in polka dotted cups, snow cone paper cones or even mini waffle cone bowls!
  4. Store any leftovers in an air tight container and eat within a day or two.
While small paper bowls or cups work just fine to serve this fun snack … serving Circus Snack Mix in mini waffles bowls ups the fun and cuteness factors x1000!
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Wonder why I picked each ingredient for the Circus Snack Mix?

  • Circus Peanuts (or substitute honey or dry roasted peanuts) – elephants, the stars of the big ring, eat peanuts and so do all of their adoring fans!
  • Kettle Corn – popcorn is a classic circus snack
  • Pretzel twists – soft pretzels are a circus staple
  • Frosted circus animal crackers – bears, horses, lions and tigers have long time been featured at the circus.  Feel free to substitute regular or chocolate animal crackers if you are not serving this snack mix immediately.
  • Sour red cherry candies – these represent the bright red clown noses that children for generations have associated with the perky performers

What a fun way to get the kids in the kitchen and serve up some serious fun!

With a mix of circus themed treats, this Circus Snack Mix would be fun to take along on a trip to the circus, for a Dumbo movie day or a big top play date!

More Fun Kid-Friendly Treats!

Caramel Apple Munch Mix from Shaken Together!

Caramel Apple Munch Mix

This Worms & Dirt Chocolate Bark is SO cute! What a great boredom buster or rainy day activity!

Worms & Dirt Chocolate Bark

Perfectly patriotic red, white and blue snack mix!

Red, White & Blue Summer Snack Mix

Can’t wait to see you all again next month!!

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