Snacks for Kids|
Crunchy Snacks for Kids
1/2 c (8 tbsp) honey
1/2 c Margarine
6 c POPPED popcorn
1 c Shelled peants
From: Vicki Lansky's CANDY book
Have you thought of putting crackers in your cookie jar? They are made with
less sugar and you can choose a low salt variety. You can fill a cookie jar
with peanuts-in-th-shell or roasted no-salt nuts. Or keep on hand a jar of
nuts and raisins with a few chocolate chips thrown in (aka "gorp").
Try sprinkling grated Parmesan cheese or American cheese on popcorn. Or,
mix with peanuts, or cinnamon.
Package extra popcorn in small plastic bags with twist ties - excellent for
an out-of-doors treat, car ride (Donna's note: UGH!) or TV special snack.
(Donna's note: lunch boxes!)
HONEY "CRACKER JACKS"
Heat honey and butter in a saucepan until blended. Cool. Pour over popcorn
which has been mixed with peanuts, stirring as you pour. When well-coated,
spread in a pan in a single layer. Bake at 350 for 5 - 10 minutes or until
crisp, stirring several times. The difference between crisp (not brown) and
burnt can be a matter of minutes. Package in plastic bags and twist tie. If
you want it to be mistaken for the "real thing", add a small toy.
POPCORN CANDY CLUSTERS
1 cup (8 oz) semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 cup freshly popped popcorn 1 cup
Melt chocolate chips. Add popcorn and nuts and stir until they are well
coated. Drop by spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet or wax paper and let set til
firm. If the crowd is rushing you for a taste, chill the clusters in the
freezer for 5 minutes. When firm, store in plastic bags.
Mix: 4 cups crunchy cereal (Cheerios, or Corn Chex, etc) 1 cup peanuts or
mixed nuts 1 cup pretzel sticks, the smallest size 1 cup seasoned croutons
Combine: 1/2 cup salad oil or 6 tbsp melted butter 2 tsp Worcestershire
Sauce 1/4 tsp garlic powder
In a shallow pan coat crunchy ingredients with the combined oil and
seasonings. Heat in oven at 250 for about 45 minutes, stirring every 15
minutes. Spread on absorbent paper to cool.