This week’s Thrifty Kids Thursday is about a fun, enjoyable, stir-up the giglges and sneak a healthy snack week.
We have a fun snack that we make around here that we call Frog Hop Snacking Fun! We found this in a Family Fun Magazine from about 18 months ago!
Here’s what you’ll need for this fun treat:
- 1 Granny Smith Green Apple
- 3 Green Grapes
- 2 Chocolate Chips
- 2 Small Dabs of Cream Cheese
Here’s how to make the edible creature:
- Cut the apple into quarters and remove the core. Cut a thin wedge from one quarter for a mouth. For the eyes, shape cream cheese into two half-inch balls, and set them in place. Insert a chocolate chip, point-side in, into each cream cheese ball.
- Use the grapes, cut in half, for the legs and feet. Slice four halves to create toes. Arrange the pieces as shown and serve on a paper lily pad.
The first time I made these, I surprised the kids during one of our school breaks! They were sitting at the counter coloring on newsprint (love that stuff, so versatile!) and I popped these in front of them!
See their reaction!
They truly love having a special fun to eat treat. It is healthy, it is frugal and it is fun! What more could you ask for!