Monday, January 26, 2015

How to Make SNICKERS® Football Surprise Treats #BigGameTreats

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When it's time for football, what are your favorite snacks?  Chocolate?  Nuts?  Something fruit-flavored?  We all have our own favorites, so we had to stock up for the big game next weekend!  We usually keep it simple with just pizza or sandwiches, but I wanted at least a few fun snacks this year. And what says football better than a football shaped snack with SNICKERS® in it?


With a bit of help from Faith, we came up with the cutest SNICKERS® Football Surprise Treats as a test run for game time.  And, since my daughter prefers the fruit flavors, I also picked up some Skittles® and Starburst® since those are her two favorites.  You have to reward your sous-chef after all and Walmart had a great selection of all of these candies.


SNICKERS® Football Surprise Treats: 
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 package mini-marshmallows (10 ounce bag)
  • 6 cups chocolate/cocoa crispy rice cereal
  • 12 SNICKERS® Bites
  • White decorator icing
  • Melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted and combined.
  • Remove from heat and add to chocolate crispy rice cereal, mix together until cereal is coated.
  • Mold 1/2 cup of cereal mixture into a ball, then press thumb down to create a depression.
  • Push SNICKERS bite into the hole, then remold cereal ball around it, hiding it in the center.
  • Press ends of the cereal ball into points to make a football shape.
  • Pipe one long line of white icing lengthwise, then criss-cross with 3-4 shorter lines of icing to make the seams of the football.
  • Let cool, set, and enjoy during the big game!

For even more fun, from January 21-31, enter to win great prizes by purchasing one qualifying MARS Chocolate product and one qualifying Wrigley product at Walmart!

All you have to do is snap a photo of the receipt to show proof of purchase and text or email to biggame@drvsusa.com. 14 winners will be drawn randomly at the end of the contest period (1 for each day of the contest), and will receive a $250 Walmart gift card! For more information on the contest, visit drvsusa.com/biggame.


I'd love to hear what you plan on making for the Big Game!  We are always looking for more awesome ideas to try, leave me a comment letting me know your plans too.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

What's for Lunch Wednesday, Week 241

What's for Lunch Wednesday

Welcome to the What's for Lunch Wednesday!
This weekly linkup was originally started to share bento lunches, but has expanded! Feel free to share any cute and fun food ideas for kids of all ages, food design, desserts, recipes and more! 
 
Looking for inspiration?  Check out two of the most popular posts from last week's link-up:



Want to join in?

Just choose a favorite post from the last week, copy the URL of that post from your blog, and enter it into the linky below.  We love to see bentos, cute food, fun food, kid friendly recipes, etc, just something food related!  We try to pin and tweet as many as we can, so share your favorites with us.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

It's a Koala, with a Mustache, Bento!

We're in kind of a goofy mood, since it looks like it's going to snow quite a bit here.  Nothing brings levity to any given situation like a mustache, so Ben is having a mustache lunch


In his lunch, he has a turkey, ham and cheese sandwich on multigrain rounds, decorated with a koala bear with a mustache and top hat!  To the right, he has sliced strawberries with a mustache pick plus a mini orange with an extra koala pick.  On top of the sandwich, he has a chocolate chip kids Clif bar.  For snacks, he took along yogurt and a few mini granola bars. Lunch is packed in our Easy Lunchboxes.


How did I make the mustache?  With my awesome new vegetable cutters from CutezCute!  The cutters come in a pack of six, including the awesome mustache and top hat.  They are strong enough to cut through vegetables and absolutely perfect for cutting sandwich decorations out of cheese.  Plus, they match perfectly with our other CutezCute products, including the koala decoration above!

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Winnie the Pooh Day Snack Bento


Yesterday, I discovered on Facebook that January 18th is Winnie the Pooh Day!  How I didn't know this is beyond me, but it was definitely an event that required Winnie the Pooh themed food.  Since it was later in the day when I finally saw it, I decided that it would have to wait till today.


We opted for a very cute Winnie the Pooh snack box today since no one required a full lunch.  In this snack box, we have Winnie the Pooh shaped cheeses (cheddar and havarti), along with rolled up ham skewered on mini Winnie the Pooh forks.  I added holiday crackers that Faith said could be flowers, along with a few frozen blackberries, a fresh strawberry, and some baby carrots.  Perfect for snacking in the afternoon!  The box is a cute one with an apple print lid that I picked up in California in the summer.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

And Still More Disney Bento Fun

After Ben's Chip & Dale bento the other day, I couldn't leave Faith out, so we opted for a little bit of Donald and Daisy in her lunchbox, with more of the adorable picks from Tokyo Disney!


Faith took a turkey wrap sandwich with lettuce and cranberries, tucked into a whole grain sandwich wrap, courtesy of the deli specials I got earlier this week!  She also opted for pretzels and sugar cookies for treats, along with baby carrots, cantaloupe and honeydew for her sides.  Snacks included yogurt and a granola bar, and a few other items she grabbed on the way out because she had a long day.  Lunch is packed in our Easy Lunchboxes, the picks, as stated, were from a friend in Japan.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

What's for Lunch Wednesday, Week 240

What's for Lunch Wednesday

Welcome to the What's for Lunch Wednesday!

This weekly linkup was originally started to share bento lunches, but has expanded! Feel free to share any cute and fun food ideas for kids of all ages, food design, desserts, recipes and more!  

Looking for inspiration?  Check out two of the most popular posts from last week's link-up:



Want to join in?

Just choose a favorite post from the last week, copy the URL of that post from your blog, and enter it into the linky below.  We love to see bentos, cute food, fun food, kid friendly recipes, etc, just something food related!  We try to pin and tweet as many as we can, so share your favorites with us.

Click on the "Add Your Link" button below to add your posts to the link up.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

More Disney Fun with Bento

Having some fun with these adorable picks my friend sent me from Tokyo Disney!  We were just at Disneyland this summer and they didn't have anything like this in California.  I love them, how can you not adore Chip and Dale?


The deli at our grocery had some specials this week, so I picked up a few things.  Ben has part of an Italian club sandwich on multigrain buns, with assorted meats and cheese.  Behind that, he has a strawberry-almond Greek yogurt granola bar and to the right, he picked blackberries, cantaloupe and honeydew.  For snacks, he took yogurt, crackers, and some smaller granola bars. Lunch is packed in our Easy Lunchboxes, the picks, as stated, were from a friend in Japan.
 

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