Toddler Snack Ideas – Not For The Faint of Heart

Sorry It’s been such a long time guys, Mark and I have been under the weather, so blogging has not been at the top of my list of things to do.  I think we are getting back on the mend though, so hopefully all will be normal soon.  Anyways…this was a fun activity that my sister, Kelly and I did with the girls a few weeks back.  We were looking for a fun activity to do on a rainy day, and decided this just might be crazy enough to work!

Peanut Butter Covered “Snacks”

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The “recipe” (if you can call it that) is extremely simple.  Put a few tablespoons of peanut butter in a bowl, microwave until just warm (not hot!) and melted.  Dip various fruits, snacks, etc into the peanut butter and decorate with toppings.  For our project, we used bananas, apples and pretzel sticks to dip and topped them with coconut flakes, raisins, chocolate chips or sprinkles.  We put the “dipped” item on parchment paper and put it into the refrigerator to harden.

As far as an activity went, it got the job done.  The toddlers (8 months, 17 months, 2 years) were sufficiently entertained.  Did they help decorate any of the fruit/pretzels with toppings?  Absolutely not.  Did they dip anything other than fingers in the peanut butter?  Oh no, they did not.  In fact, once all of the yummy toppings were where they could get to them, TODDLER MADNESS ENSUED!!  Here are a few pictures, to help you imagine the chaos:

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Part way through the “smorgasbord” the girls figured out that some of the bowls had raisins, while some had chocolate chips.  A (the oldest) in particular started pointing out to V (the hungriest), where all the best snacks were.  “Here, V, here, this one”.  And, yes, A was wearing a Rapunzel dress through it all.  Good thing those things are washable!

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You know its been a good activity when everyone involved required immediate showers after the fact.  The girls, especially V, were covered head-to-toe in peanut butter.

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A good time was had by all, and we had extra snacks for the next few days (only for the toddlers, no adults were willing to sample this product).  Verdict: Success!


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