Today I have a special tasty treat for you from Susanna Leonard Hill in honour of her new book – When Your Lion Needs a Bath – being released on July 11. Read my review HERE.
Here is a fun snack you and your kiddies (and lion cubs) can enjoy putting together … together, and it`s simple enough for them to make for themselves.
Graham Cracker Lion
Spread a graham cracker square with peanut butter (or any other nut butter if you prefer or have peanut allergy!)
Place stick pretzels fanned out around the cracker for the mane.
Cover with another graham cracker square spread with peanut butter (peanut butter side down to hold pretzels in place.)
Place two raisin eyes and a raisin nose on top using a tiny dab of peanut butter.
Center a mini-pretzel mouth upside down over the nose with a little peanut butter to hold it in place. 😊
Thanks, Susanna! These look so fun to make, and tasty, too!
If your little one does have peanut allergy (like one of my nieces has) there are peanut butter alternatives that would work just as well for these lion snacks. Below I listed four I found that you might want to try if you know from your doctor or allergist they`d be safe for your family.
Peanut Butter Alternatives
Sunflower Butter – is a great alternative for those who might have tree-nut allergies.
Other Nut Butters – If you don’t suffer from a severe peanut allergy and also don’t suffer from tree-nut allergies, many other widely available nut butters (such as almond, cashew, macadamia) might serve as an acceptable alternative. I read that Barney Butter is an almond butter that is processed in a dedicated Almond Only facility, which means that with this particular brand, there is no risk of cross-contamination with peanuts. Maybe you know of other brands that offer this.
Nutella – is not processed with peanuts, so it`s safe for even severe peanut allergy. Although it`s a different taste, you can substitute Nutella in recipes calling for peanut butter as it has a similar consistency.
If you have other tasty substitutes for peanut butter, please share with us! 🙂 And if you try this lion snack, please let us know your experience with it.
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Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings! 🙂