Cheddar Treats for Little Bunnies
Easter is just a few days away, so I am trying to sneak in one more Easter treat before those baskets need to be filled. This one is a perfectly portioned snack for the little bunnies in your life, or the bigger bunnies because seriously, who doesn’t love bunny/goldfish crackers?
Our little ones are five and two, and every single year we have the sugar filled Easter baskets and jelly bean filled eggs, and our kids are so hopped up on sweets by 7:30 am, that the meltdowns are kicking in just in time to head out for the Easter festivities. Every year we say, “next year we need to be smarter with the candy on Easter morning.” So I am really trying this year, and I am starting with these little cheddar cracker “carrots” for our little bunnies (and their cousins).
I actually made these “carrots” a few years ago with piping bags and they were a hit, but this year I wanted to make them in more child size portions. Instead of piping bags, I used quart sized storage bags!
For this project you need:
*Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies or Goldfish crackers
*Quart bags (freezer or storage)
*Twist-ties or wire
The benefit of the piping bag is that they were already “carrot shaped.” The storage bags do require a little altering to form them into a triangle, but it really only takes a few minutes to cut them diagonally across, and they don’t have to be perfect. Instead of cutting straight through, I rounded the top so that it would give me a little more to “hold on to” when sealing them up. (If you can find bags without a label, that would obviously be a better option than what I used here, but once you gather the plastic together and add the tulle, you can barely see it anyway).
Before you fill your bag, get your tulle ready. For these, I made a little tulle pom-pom similar to the pom-pom garland that I made for Ellie’s birthday party. Instead of using a book to wrap the tulle, like a did in that tutorial, I just used my hand, since these pom-poms were going to be pretty small.
Wrap the tulle around your hand about 6 times for one pom-pom. Carefully slide the tulle off of your hand and twist a piece of wire around the center, making sure to leave wire “tails” so that you can use the same wire to secure your bag. Cut through the loops of the tulle “bow-tie” and “fluff” your little pom-pom/carrot stem.
Fill your bag with about a 1/2 cup of bunny/goldfish crackers. One bag of Annie’s Cheddar Bunny crackers, made 6 carrots.
Secure the bag with the tulle pom-pom. How cute is that?
These are great for sticking in baskets on Easter morning, packing with school lunches leading up to the holiday, or sending in for the class Easter party. We celebrate Easter with quite a few little ones at my mom’s, so I’ll be packing up a little basket to set out with the appetizers.
I love these little carrots! They are such a fun and easy snack and they may just be the perfect distraction from all those peeps…and jelly beans…and chocolate bunnies…and cadbury eggs…and all the other sweets that the Easter bunny (and the grandparents) sneak in!
Now I am not all carrots and roughage on Easter Sunday (far from it), so if you missed out on last week’s Super Sweet Easter Treats post, please check that out for some fun sugar-high inducing Easter dessert ideas!
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