Bear Snacks


Bear Claws

Place a spoonful of pie filling in the center of 1 refrigerator biscuit ( I used blueberry). Then fold over in 1/2. With a knife make 2 slits on the edge of folded biscuit to imitate bear claws. Bake and enjoy.


Cub Cakes
To make a pawprint cupcake, bake cake in 12-cup muffin tin. Frost (for a furry paw, mix the frosting with grated coconut first). Top each cupcake with a small mint patty. Then place 3 Junior Mints or chocolate chips around the patty for claw marks.


Bear Toast Use cookie cutters to cut out bear shapes from bread. Toast and have children spread with peanut butter. Use food items for facial features depending on the age of children (i.e.: chocolate chips, raisins, gum drops, Kix cereal). If you are a “nut free” environment you could color cream cheese brown or use chocolate frosting.


Pawprint Cookies

1 pkg. vanilla wafer cookies 2/3 c. clear Karo syrup 2 T. vanilla 1/2 c. jelly or preserves

Place wafers in a gallon-size bag and zip. Let the children crush the cookies until tiny crumbs are left. Place in a mixing bowl. Combine syrup and flavoring. Drizzle syrup over crumbs, mix well (hands work best). Shape into 1-inch balls and place on cookie sheet. Press thumb indentation into the center of balls. Spoon jelly into the indentation. Cover and chill for 1 hour before serving.


Give each Child their own bread dough. Roll out one large ball four medium balls and two small. Put together to make a bear. Bake and serve with honey butter.

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