2 Easy to Make Snack Ideas

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What does snack time look like in your house? Is is a free-for-all, grab-whatever-you-can mad dash to the pantry? Or are you more organized that I am at 3:30 in the afternoon (teach me your ways!). I’ll admit I’m not always prepared for that mid-afternoon snack time, and sometimes the girls just grab whatever they can reach (and it isn’t always the healthiest thing for them). 

Fortunately, I can always count on the baked goodness of Goldfish® to come to my rescue when I’m running out of creative ideas for snacks. I’ve recently discovered that the best way to get my girls to make better snacking choices is to make snack time a fun time for them. They like to help me in the kitchen anyway, so why not include them in the snack making? As I was pondering more creative ways to include Goldfish in their snacks, I thought about making the crackers available to them in two ways.Goldfish Cracker Snack 2 WaysFirst, we’ve got your traditional trail mix with a little twist.

Sweet & Salty Snack Mix
Yields 4
An easy snack mix that will please everyone in the family!
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup Popped Popcorn
  2. 1 cup Goldfish® Flavor Blasted® XTra Cheddar crackers
  3. 1 cup Goldfish® Pretzel Crackers
  4. 1/2 cup Almonds
  5. 1/2 cup Dried Cranberries
  6. 1 packet dry Ranch Dressing
  7. 1 tbsp. cooking oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325º. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine popped popcorn, Goldfish® Flavor Blasted® XTra Cheddar crackers, Goldfish® Pretzel crackers, and almonds in a bowl.
  3. Add oil and 1/2 the pack of dry ranch dressing to the bowl. Stir until well mixed.
  4. Spread evenly on parchment lined baking sheet.
  5. Remove from oven. Add cranberries and toss before serving.
Notes
  1. Store in an airtight container to maintain freshness.
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Easy Goldfish Snack MixThis recipe is packed full of flavor and will keep your kids fuller, longer. The ranch seasoning got a thumbs up from both girls!

Next, I decided to incorporate a little fruit into my recipe idea.Banana Pretzel Bite Recipe

Banana Pretzel Bites
Yields 10
A fun, easy treat that kids will enjoy in their lunches or at snack time.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. Banana
  2. Goldfish® Pretzel Crackers
  3. Peanut Butter
Instructions
  1. Slice banana into quarter-sized slices.
  2. Top with peanut butter.
  3. Finish by topping with a Goldfish® Pretzel cracker.
Notes
  1. Use a spoon to get a neater spread of peanut butter on the banana.
Sarah in the Suburbs http://www.sarahinthesuburbs.com/
Caroline loved this recipe so much, she wanted me to turn it into a sandwich! I guess that’s as good of a seal of approval as any, right?Banana Goldfish Pretzel Bites

I picked up the two boxes of Goldfish I used for these recipes in the cracker/chip aisle at Walmart. They were on Rollback when I went to purchase them, which made this budget conscious mama very happy! I love it when I can save a few bucks here and there on my grocery bill.Walmart Cracker Aisle Photo Which flavor of Goldfish crackers do your kids love? How do you get creative at snack time? I’d love to see your ideas too!Goldfish Cracker Snack 2 Ways

  • Candace Davidson Wells

    Wow. This looks so delicious. I love snack and this looks like a healthy alternative.

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