While we wait a few more days to know who of you wins a copy of The Road That Trucks Built by Susanna Leonard Hill, Susanna came up with a little trio of “recipes” to go with the TRUCK book. 🙂 Enjoy!
From Susanna …
If you’ve got a little road builder at your house, what could be better than a traffic light snack? 😊
Here are three options with varying degrees of preschool do-it-yourself and grown-up actually-having-to-cook involvement 😊
Easy Healthy Graham Cracker Traffic Lights
You will need graham crackers, strawberries, bananas, green grapes, and some kind of nut butter.
Divide graham crackers in half along the lines provided so you have rectangles instead of squares.
Slice circular pieces of strawberries, bananas, and green grapes.
Spread the graham cracker rectangles with a little peanut butter (or other nut butter to taste or if there are allergies).
Place a strawberry round on top for the red light, a banana round in the middle for the yellow light, and a green grape round on the bottom for the green light.
Voila! Easy, healthy traffic light snack for your little driver!
Rice Krispie Treat Traffic Lights
You will need Rice Krispies, a bag of marshmallows, and about 1/2 a stick of butter, (or ready-made Rice Krispie Treats), and red, yellow and green m&ms.
Make a batch of Rice Krispie Treats as per the directions on the cereal box or, if you’re short on time or prefer not to tangle with melted marshmallow 😊 do it the easy way and buy ready-made Rice Krispie Treats.
If you make them yourself, cut the treats into rectangles and, while still a little warm and soft, press red, yellow and green m&ms on for traffic lights.
If you use the ready-made ones they are precut to the correct dimensions but since they’re cold you’ll just need to use a tiny bit of nut butter, icing, or softened marshmallow to stick the m&ms onto them.
Voila! Easy, still pretty healthy traffic light snack for your little construction worker!
Cookie Pop Traffic Lights
You will need a batch of your favorite sugar cookie recipe, or a Betty Crocker or similar mix with 1/3 cup butter, 1 egg, and a tablespoon of flour, or a roll of refrigerated sugar cookie dough, plus some popsicle sticks (flat craft sticks with rounded ends) and red, yellow, and green m&ms.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Prepare a batch of your favorite sugar cookie recipe (or do it the easy way and use Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix or refrigerated rolled sugar cookie dough)
Roll the dough on a floured surface about 1/4 inch thick and cut into 3 X 1 inch rectangles.
Place about an inch of a popsicle stick into a 1 inch side of each cookie.
Place on an ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
Bake 7-9 minutes or until edges are light brown.
Immediately press red, yellow, and green m&ms into each cookie.
Cool 2 minutes, then remove from baking sheet and finish cooling on cooking racks for about 30 minutes or until completely cool.
Makes about 30 cookie traffic lights for your little road builder!
These all look so fun to make! And you can still enter the July 29 draw to win a copy of The Road That Trucks Built by commenting on my July 20 post.
Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings! 🙂 ♥