Wednesday, January 28, 2009

frosty the snowman still lives!

On Tuesday we woke up to it snowing outside. I guess it's still considered winter, so it really shouldn't be too much of a surprise if it snows. But, hello? It's Oregon! I kind of embraced it this time and was ready to get snowed in again (Leanna, you're probably laughing at me right now over there in Maine!), but as Oregon snow often does, it was melted by noon. I tried to capture how HUGE the flakes were, but the picture doesn't quite do it justice. In "real life", it literally looked like cotton balls were slowly falling from the sky. (And, no, that's not my house...I wish! It is for sale, though. Hmmm....)

Since it had just snowed, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to pull out the recipe for the snowman treat I was wanting to make with Mikayla. I had just read about this idea on Sunday night in the February issue of Family Fun magazine, and had actually wished it would snow a little bit, so I could do it...not that it actually needed to snow. So, in honor of some January snowfall, we created some snowmen friends.

As I was preparing the ingredients so that we could assemble the snowmen, I thought to myself...what could we put all of these in? A muffin tin! Perfect! And, since I hadn't done a muffin tin for this week, I figured this would be a fun one to share. (Head on over to Her Cup Overfloweth for other Muffin Tin Monday participants.)

Ingredients needed (clockwise): pretzel sticks, thick-sliced bananas, apple triangles, mini chocolate chips, and blueberries (the recipe used grapes, but we didn't have any, so I improvised!), not pictured: a sliver of a carrot for the nose & wooden skewers
See how proud Mikayla is of her little creation...
she kept calling him Frosty the Snowman

Our masterpieces served on a platter
These were so much fun to make! Mikayla loved helping (and, of course, stealing bites of the chocolate chips). I think creating things out of food kind of puts more fun into actually eating it!

For more fun and tasty snack recipes, visit Snack Time! at the Family Fun website.


Amanda Sue said...

Too cute! I'm not patient enough to wait for it to snow again, but I'm excited that I actually have all those ingredients on hand... I know what we're having for snack tomorrow! Thanks for the great idea!

Anonymous said...

O.K. those are so cute! My boys are still just young enough to try these. But only for a couple more years, they are getting to be "too cool" these days.

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Missy said...

These are so cute! My kids would love those.

It looks very cold where you are! Brrr!Stay warm.

Anonymous said...

Adorable. I think I will try this with Kenneth. I bet he will love it. Thanks for sharing!

Tammy Williams said...

Wow, you are so creative. I thought making a happy face out of candy on my kids' peanut butter bread was creative but I have nothing on you! Perhaps I will get some pointers from your blog.

Heidi @ Tayterjaq's Rebels said...

Very cute. Of course Rebecca is eating the last banana as I am reading this so this will have to be a snack for another day.

mom_of2boys said...

Those are so cute! My kids would have a ball making these. I'll save the idea until the next snow day.

I guess I should read my magazine. There's probably other "snow day" ideas too.

Hannah said...

Oh, those are adorable! Such a cute idea!

Heather said...

I LOVE the snowman!!! ;-)

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