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