Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Monkey Tortilla Snacks

The kids came home from preschool today asking to do a food project.  They found a cookbook that they got for Christmas, and were bound and determined to make something out of it.

After they finished up with quiet time, they came downstairs, and we sat on the couch together skimming through the cookbook.

After about fifteen minutes, we had settled on a recipe.

Monkey Tortilla Snacks.

Monkey Tortilla Snack

The kids loved making their monkeys and had even more fun eating them!

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Monkey Tortilla Snacks
(adapted from Better Homes & Gardens New Junior Cook Book)
Makes one monkey

1 8-inch multigrain tortillas
1/2 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
2 thin slices banana
Creamy peanut butter
White icing or RediWhip

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Line baking sheet with parchment paper.  Cut tortilla into one 3-inch round, one 2-inch round, and four 1 1/2 inch rounds.  Place tortilla rounds on prepared baking sheet and coat with cooking spray.  Combine sugar and cinnamon in small bowl and sprinkle over tortilla rounds.  Bake 8 minutes or until crisp.  Cool completely.

Use peanut butter to stick two 1 1/2 inch rounds behind the 3-inch round to make ears.  Place the 2-inch round onto the bottom portion of the 3-inch round making a snout, also using peanut butter.  Use peanut butter to stick the last two 1 1/2 inch rounds above the snout to make eyes.  Spread a small amount of peanut butter on the two banana slices and place them on the ears.  Cover the eyes in white icing or RediWhip and put a raisin in the center of each eye.  Spread a thin line of peanut butter on the snout to form a smile and small spot above the smile for a nose and then cover the peanut butter with raisins.


Monkey Tortilla Snacks


Jen said...

These are so cool! I will have to make them with my niece and nephew. :)

Shannon said...

That's awesome. And healthy too. WIN WIN.

Julie-Becoming A Navy Wife said...

OMG Jenny how cute! If I make one for myself and I don't have kids would that be weird? lol.

Brenda said...

Super cute!! :o) ... I'm so glad you stopped by my blog today! Thanks so much for the sweet comment you left & for following me too :*) It's wonderful to "meet" you today, Jenny! Now following you via GFC and looking forward to getting to know you and your blog better! :)

Hope you and your beautiful family enjoy a fabulous upcoming weekend!!

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Adorable! Kids love shaped snacks!!

Marlys @ Thisand That said...

So cute. Here from MTM mixer. Newest follower and I would like to invite you to our linky party... Link up to 3 recipes... also we have a great giveaway.

The Romer Family said...

Cute idea! I'm going to have to steal this one!

Chrishelle Ebner said...

Such a cute idea and love the kids could help make these snacks. Found you through the blog hop. Love your pics, adorable kids. Newest follower,

MrsFun said...

Oh these look so fun and yummy. I bet my boys would love these. Even the 13 y/o would get a kick out them.

Kim@Co-Pilot Mom said...

What a cute idea! They sound very tasty, too!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

How cute!

Mrs. T said...

Such a cute idea! I found you through a blog hop, I can not wait to read more of your posts! Have a great day!

Mrs. T @ Myfrountporch

Cathy said...

These are super cute! Repinning to have with the grandkids!

Happy SITSsharefest!


Marie said...

Love all your food ideas!