Hey kids! Valentine’s Day is a great time to show your pals how much you care for them. Now that I know about the snacks from the Blue Planet, Max and I like to exchange new kinds of Valentines. Chocolate and lollipops? No thank you!
We love snacks that come from trees!
Check out these Valentine Snacks!
Hand out Valentine fruits with funny sayings. Use a printer or hand write notes. Fruit can go into containers, decorative bags, or can be handed out whole (apples, oranges, bananas).
Growing up, Easter was a big deal. I remember my mom would make edible Easter baskets and we would look for hard boiled eggs hidden across the yard (those are much harder to find when there is snow on the ground!). After we found the eggs, we would eat the eggs along with our edible baskets. My mom certainly went all out, but I am going to opt for an easier option.
I asked some friends what they were going to have an Easter that Snackster Sam would approve. They had brilliant ideas and gave me permission to share!
Here are some ideas to have a candy-free Easter egg hunt:
I'm on a mission to help kids find the best snacks! Cookies don't make the list of the best snacks, but what if there was a cookie that was better than the chocolate chip bag recipe?
Let's work together and create the best cookie recipe! Today, I made cookies and reduced the sugar, added fiber (oats), and protein (nuts)... but there is so much more we can do! What items from my list can you add and what ingredients can you subtract?
Tell me in the comments below how you would improve this recipe!
2 cups flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 brown sugar
2 eggs (hardboiled eggs are on the list!)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup crushed dark chocolate bar
1 cup chopped walnuts (or nut of choice)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a small bowl, mix flour, oats, baking soda, salt. Set aside. (Get kids to help stir!)
In a large bowl, soften butter. After butter has been softened, add sugar. Mix well. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
Slowly add dry ingredients to mix in large bowl until completely mixed. Add ingredients as desired (we added a dash of cinnamon and some more oats). Add chocolate and walnuts. Mix and drop rounded spoonfuls onto cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown on edges.
Let cool on cooling rack and enjoy a couple!
Store in an airtight container for another day or store in the freezer.
I can't wait to hear how you would improve this recipe! Look for a better recipe coming soon based on your suggestions!
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