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25 Days of Snacks – Day 3 – Reindeer

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It doesn’t get much easier than this!  Chose a red M&M for Rudolph.

Ingredients

Graham crackers
Peanut butter (Sun Butter or cream cheese are peanut-free alternatives)
Raisins
Mini pretzels
M&Ms (raisins or skittles are peanut-free alternatives)

 

 

Directions
1. Spread the peanut butter on a graham cracker square. If you have peanut allergies, use peanut-free alternatives.

2. Add two mini pretzels as the reindeer’s antlers.

3. Add two raisins for the reindeer’s eyes.

4. Place an M&M on the cracker for the reindeer’s nose.

5. Enjoy!

25 Days of Snacks – Day 24 – Rudolph Baked Potato

Rudolph-PotatoesA great Christmas recipe for turning a baked potato into a delicious mouthwatering treat – and it is guaranteed to bring a smile to everyone’s face!

Recipe adapted from Pop Sugar

INGREDIENTS

4 medium baking potatoes (about 8 oz each)
Canola oil
½ medium butternut squash (about 10 oz)
3 tbsp unsalted butter, plus extra for brushing the squash
1 tsp Dijon mustard
¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp milk
¼ cup grated Cheddar cheese
Salt and Pepper
Cherry tomatoes
Cheese straw twists or pretzel sticks
Cooked frozen peas

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 375˚F. Prick the potatoes in several places, place on a baking pan, and brush all over with oil. Bake for 1 to 1¼ hours, or until they feel soft when pressed.

Cut the butternut squash in half, scoop out the seeds and brush with a pat of melted butter. Bake for about 40 minutes until tender. When cool enough to handle, cut the tops off the baked potatoes and scoop out the flesh. Scoop the flesh of the cooked butternut squash and mash together with the baked potato flesh, mustard, Parmesan, milk and remaining butter. Season with a little salt and pepper. Put the mixture back into the potato shells and top with the grated Cheddar, and cook under the broiler for a few minutes or until golden.

Decorate with a cherry tomato for the nose, peas for the eyes, and cheese straw twists or pretzel sticks for the antlers.

25 Days of Snacks – Day 10 – Rudolph Sandwich

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This Rudolph is made out of a peanut butter sandwich, but you can substitute it with your child’s favorite sandwich. Tip, use whole grain bread for a healthier sandwich (plus, it looks more like Rudolph’s fur). Leave the round (top) part of the bread in tact, then slice into an oval for the main part of the body as shown.