Jungle Snacks

Jungle Fun Toss 2 cups of Apple Cinnamon Cheerios cereal 2 cups of Cheerios cereal 2 cups of Honey Nut Cheerios cereal 1 1/2 cup of animal crackers 1 1/2 cup of pretzel twists 1 1/2 cup of cheese-flavored snack crackers 1/2 cup of assorted Betty Crocker or Fruit Corners chewy fruit snack shapes of gummy candy shapes

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Store in an airtight container. Makes 10 1/2 cups snacks. From Alphabakery Gold Medal Children’s cookbook.

Tiger stripe cookies:

Use fudge stripe cookies and pipe in orange frosting.

Monkey Dogs

Materials: Bananas Peanut butter Hotdog buns Plastic knives

Have each child prepare a Monkey Dog by cutting a banana in half, spreading peanut butter on a hotdog bun that has been cut in half and then placing the banana inside (just like a hotdog) Eat & enjoy!

Monkey Bread

This fun and easy cooking activity can be done with children as young as toddlers. First you start with a package of pizza dough. Melt butter or margarine in a dish Mix cinnamon and sugar in a dish or container. Have children break off pieces of dough the size of quarters or a little larger. dip the pieces in butter then sugar mixture. place in 8 inch pan and bake at 350 for 30 to 35 minutes. enjoy!!!!! You can also use 2 packages of dough for this recipe but you will need a bundt pan after baked flip onto a clean platter.

Take shredded coconut and mix in green food coloring. Add animal crackers that live in the grasslands of Africa, lions, zebras, giraffes etc. Hide the animal crackers in the bottom of a plastic cup. The children find the grassland animals.

Banana Boats 4 large unpeeled bananas 1/2 C low-fat cottage cheese, plain nonfat yogurt, or low fat whipped topping 1/2 C chopped peanuts 4 maraschino cherries, fresh cherries or red grapes

Wash bananas. Slit each one lengthwise with a sharp knife, cutting to within 1 inch of each end. Cut away 1/2 inch of the skin along each side of the slits with scissors. Pour cottage cheese, yogurt, of whipped topping into a bowl. Carefully scoop out insides of banana with a teaspoon, saving peels. Mix banana pieces with cottage cheese. Fill each peel with equal amounts of mixture. Sprinkle on chopped nuts and top with a cherry ūüôā Mmmmm!