Turn raw veggies, tiny crackers, and tortilla chips into whimsical snacks. Cream cheese serves as simple, edible "glue" to hold pieces together.
pieces celery (about 3 inches each)
cup whipped cream cheese (from 8-oz container)
ready-to-eat baby-cut carrots, cut in half lengthwise
miniature ranch-flavored tortilla chips (from 2 5/8-oz bag)
pretzel sticks (about 3x1/4-inch each)
big square baked cheese snack crackers
teddy bear-shaped vanilla or cinnamon graham snacks
cup small fish-shaped crackers
For each snack, fill indentation of celery piece with about 1 tablespoon cream cheese, mounding slightly in center. Place on small plate, cream cheese up. Press 4 carrot halves, flat side up, across celery to make flat surface on celery to resemble raft.
Place tiny amount of cream cheese on one edge of 1 tortilla chip; attach to one end of 1 pretzel stick to resemble flag on pole. Push end of pretzel into cream cheese between 2 carrot halves.
Place tiny amount of cream cheese on opposite edges of each of 2 cheese snack crackers. Press cream cheese-covered edges of crackers to carrot surface, leaning crackers together to resemble tent. Attach teddy bear to raft near flag with small amount of cream cheese. Scatter fish-shaped crackers on plate around raft.
Let the kids skipper these tiny rafts! Set out the ingredients and show them how to make one raft. They can do the rest. Provide plastic knives and paper plates for easy clean-up.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Snack
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- 3 1/2g,
- 3 1/2%
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.