Summer Snacks for Kids on the Go

It’s summertime, which means little ones can be found outdoors playing games, going on adventures and exploring—some of a Scout Elf’s favorite activities! Between a game of tag and summer sports practice, there’s often little time for kids to grab the snacks they need to play all day. To help kids stay as energetic as Scout Elves for all their outdoor fun, parents can offer them these quick, on-the-go treats that are similar to the ones Mrs. Claus makes to satisfy the Scout Elves at the North Pole!

Banana Pops

Banana Pops

Banana Pops

Banana Pops

Makes 12 pops

You'll Need:

  • 6 large bananas
  • 12 wooden sticks
  • 24 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, chopped into small pieces
  • Peanuts (chopped)
  • 4 oz. white chocolate
  • Sprinkles
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Bowls

Instructions:

  1. Peel and CUT each banana in half to create 12 banana pops.
  2. INSERT sticks through each piece of banana and place them on a parchment paper–lined baking sheet. Freeze the bananas for approximately 1 hour, or until firm.
  3. PLACE your toppings in individual bowls.
  4. Place the chopped chocolate in a bowl MICROWAVE it in 30 seconds increments, stirring between each heating.
  5. Once the chocolate is melted, REMOVE the bananas from the freezer and cover one with the chocolate. (Helpful hint: use a spoon to drizzle the chocolate on the banana over top of the bowl of chocolate.)
  6. Working quickly, SPRINKLE the toppings of your choice on the banana pop. (Helpful hint: the chocolate will dry fast, so be sure to complete one banana pop at a time.)
  7. PLACE the banana back on the baking sheet and repeat steps 5 and 6 until all bananas are completed.
  8. ENJOY, or pop back in the freezer for a future treat! (Helpful hint: be sure to let banana pops thaw 10–15 minutes before enjoying.)
Cereal Bars

Cereal Bars

Cereal Bars

Cereal Bars

You'll Need:

For Fruity Cereal Bars

  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 10 oz. marshmallows
  • 5 cups fruity cereal

For S’mores Cereal Bars

  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 10 oz. marshmallows
  • 5 cups graham-flavored cereal
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows

For Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 10 oz. marshmallows
  • 5 cups chocolate cereal
  • ½ cup peanut butter

Instructions:

  1. GREASE a 9”x13” pan. Set aside.
  2. In a sauce pan, CUT the butter. Add the marshmallows gradually, stirring until smooth.
  3. If making the chocolate peanut butter bars, ADD peanut butter to the mixture now. If not, go to step 4.
  4. STIR in the cereal.
  5. Evenly PRESS the mixture into the greased pan.
  6. For the s’mores cereal bars, SPRINKLE chocolate chips and mini marshmallows on top. If not, go to step 7.
  7. CUT into small squares and enjoy!
Peanut Butter and Jelly Cutouts

PB&J Cutouts

PB&J Cutouts

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cutouts

You'll Need:

  • Bread
  • Cookie cutters
  • Sprinkles
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Butter knife

Instructions:

  1. Use a cookie cutter to CUT two pieces of bread into the same shape.
  2. SPREAD one piece of bread with peanut butter and jelly.
  3. Take the other piece of bread and use a smaller cookie cutter to CREATE a window in the bread. Top the PB&J with the piece of bread containing the window.
  4. (Optional) SCATTER sprinkles in the window for a burst of color!
Watermelon Pops

Watermelon Pops

Watermelon Pops

Watermelon Pops

Makes approximately 10 pops

You'll Need:

  • 5 cups seedless watermelon pulp
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 pint lime sherbet, softened
  • Small plastic or paper cups
  • Wooden craft sticks
  • Blender

Instructions:

  1. PLACE the watermelon and sugar in the blender and puree until smooth.
  2. Put the watermelon into individual cups, leaving about an inch at the top of the cup. FREEZE until slushy (about 4 hours).
  3. Using a skewer or chop stick, PUSH the mini chocolate chips into the pops.
  4. PLACE the pops back in the freezer for about an hour.
  5. USE a spoon to put softened sherbet on top of each pop.
  6. Place a wooden craft stick into the pop to CREATE a handle.
  7. FREEZE the pops overnight.
  8. Before enjoying, THAW the pops for about a minute, until they can be pulled out of the cups.
  9. ENJOY this cool, refreshing treat!

Looking for other delicious sweet treats? See what other yummy recipes are waiting in Mrs. Claus’ Sweet Treats!

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