Campfire Fun Crunch

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Here’s a fun and healthy kids snack idea that’s easy to put together – Campfire Crunch.

Lately, my kiddos want to eat all the time. I’m not sure if it’s because it’s summer, they’re more active, maybe they’re bored or they’re going through a growth spurt. I figured with all their constant want/need for snacking…I’d better serve something healthy. But why not make it fun too. :)

I original saw this Campfire Crunch in a recent issue of Disney Family Fun magazine. The article credited the book Bean Appetit: Hip and Healthy Ways.

My kids love this kid-friendly snack dish. Why wouldn’t they?! Everything included in this edible campfire – grapes, pretzels and cheese – is something they love to eat. It was an instant hit. It’s all in the presentation, right?! ;)  Just like when I served Octopus Hotdogs and Fishies.

To make this edible campfire:

  • Cut grapes in half for the stones.
  • Mini pretzel sticks as the wood/sticks
  • Cheese slices (cut into flame shapes) as the fire flames
    NOTE: I wedged the cheese flames between pretzel sticks to keep them vertical.

My kiddos also wanted to have “people” around the campfire. So my daughter placed regular mini pretzels around it and we imagined they were the people.

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Have you served any fun snacks to your kids lately?

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Comments

  1. Well, that is just adorable!! Thanks for such a fun idea! :-)

  2. Oh my goodness, how adorable! I love making eating fun for my kids.

    I would love for you to share this on my mommy solution link up!

    http://www.crystalandcomp.com/2011/07/the-mommy-club-share-your-resources-and-solutions/

  3. What a great idea! Healthy and fun. My kids would love it!

  4. Such a fun idea! And it is so healthy! Those flavors go so well together.

  5. What a fun idea! I bet any little camper would love that snack. I know my little guy would! I host a recipe swap every week and I’d love for you to come by and show off a recipe or two. Have a blessed day :)
    Katie

  6. So cute! Love creative ways to get kids to eat healthy!

  7. I love this idea! My daughter starts school the beginning of August, so you have inspired us to have a “Camping” weekly theme for fun activities, living room camp outs, and of course.. with this beautiful camp fire! :)

    Candice

  8. Cool idea! Gonna try it. And you could probably sub the fire with dried mango (for kids who can’t have dairy).

  9. piano mom says:

    Love this idea! We are having cousin camp next week & this will make an amazing snack idea. Inexpensive too for many kiddos & they can do much of it themselves.

  10. Love the creativity in this healthy snack! Perfect for a girl scout troop too…. Thanks for sharing.

  11. This is great! We are actually going to make it tonight as part of our Girl Scouting(USA)Daisy/Girl Guides(Canada)Sparks Camping Badge. Hoping it works well…we have 27 girls! I am thinking about using the teamwork option!

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