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5 Easy Snacks for Grandparents to Make With Their Grandchildren

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There are many ways for grandparents to spend quality time with their grandchildren. There’s going for walks, playing games, and our personal favorite…cooking together! Making a delicious snack to share is a great way for grandparents and their grandchildren to bond. You don’t have to be a gourmet chef to create some truly delicious treats. There are so many simple recipes that are fun for everyone to try. Here are some of the best, easy snacks for grandparents to make with their grandchildren.

Ants On A Log

This is a classic child-friendly snack that’s fun for all ages. It’s full of healthy ingredients and will keep you full until dinnertime.

Ingredients:

  • Celery sticks cut in half
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 1 handful of raisins

Instructions:

  • Wash the celery sticks and then cut each stick in half.
  • Add peanut butter to the crevice of the celery sticks, evenly spreading it across.
  • Push the raisins into the peanut butter, creating the appearance of “ants.”

This is a fun concept that can be repeated with several different types of ingredients. Get creative and come up with your own version of ants on a log.

Fruit Pizza

Who knew that pizza could be healthy? Not only is this a delicious treat for all ages, but it’s also super easy and inexpensive to make. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 English muffin
  • 2 tbsp. cream cheese
  • ¼ cup of assorted fruits

Instructions:

  • Toast the English muffin to your preferred level.
  • Spread on the cream cheese.
  • Decorate it with your favorite assortment of fruit.

This recipe is great for getting kids to eat their fruit, and have fun while doing it. 

Fruit Ice Pops

Here’s something to help you stay cool during the summertime. These delicious ice pops are gluten-free, dairy-free, and help you fulfill your daily recommended serving of fruit. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ½ cup yogurt of your choice
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • 1 banana

Instructions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Carefully pour the blended mixture into a popsicle mold.
  • Place popsicle sticks into the mold.
  • Freeze until solid

This is a fun treat for grandparents to make with their grandchildren that can be enjoyed all year round. Plus it’ll satisfy any sweet tooth without the risk of a toothache.

Sweet & Spicy Snack Mix

For those who enjoy a little bit of kick with their snacks, you’re in for a treat. This recipe is a great way for younger children to be introduced to spicier foods. 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of kettle corn popcorn
  • ⅓ cup wheat chex cereal
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger

Instructions:

  • Combine kettle corn and chex mix in a medium bowl.
  • Coat a separate large bowl with cooking spray.
  • Place garlic and ground ginger in the bottom of the large bowl.
  • Add kettle corn and chex mix mixture into the large bowl and toss until evenly coated.

Try this simple-to-make recipe with these ingredients here, or switch it up and include your favorite spices.. Just make sure you have a glass of milk for the grandkids on standby just in case.

Apples with Chocolate Peanut Dip

Here’s a fall-inspired recipe that’s delicious for grandparents and grandchildren alike. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 granny smith apple
  • 4 tbsp light whipped topping
  • 1 tbsp chocolate syrup
  • 2 tbsp chopped nuts

Instructions:

  • Core and slice a large granny smith apple.
  • Combine whipped topping and chocolate syrup into a small bowl.
  • Sprinkle in chopped nuts, then thoroughly mix.

You can switch it up by trying different kinds of apples, or by replacing your chocolate syrup with caramel sauce. The possibilities are endless. 

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The bond shared between grandparents and their grandchildren is unlike any other. At Courtyard Manor, we understand that family is everything. That’s why we encourage families to continue spending quality time together at our facilities. As a part of the Courtyard Manor family, your loved ones will receive the love and respect that they deserve. Visit our website for more information on our assisted living facilities. 

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