Recipe ideas for snack time

Recipe ideas for snack time

Fruit with mango dip

You will need:

  • A per bowl of dip
  • 1 mango
  • 150g Greek yogurt
  • Pieces/chunks of seasonal or favourite fruits
  • Small skewers or straws if you want to make kebabs

Method:

  • Peel and cut up the mango and put into a bowl
  • Mash the mango using a fork or potato masher into a smooth pulp
  • Mix in the Greek yogurt
  • Cut up your chosen fruit into pieces and make into kebabs if desired
  • Arrange fruit around mango dip and get dipping!

Serve what is left as a pudding or share snack time with friends!

Celery Boats

You will need

  • Celery
  • Cheese spread/cottage cheese/cream cheese
  • (Or be inventive with the filling – try: mashed egg with a little mayonnaise, tuna mayonnaise, houmous, mashed avocado)

Method

  • Wash the celery and cut into bite sized lengths
  • Stuff with your chosen filling

Fruity Faces (or vegetable)

You will need

  • Assorted pieces of fruit or vegetables that can be arranged to make a face!

Method

  • Get the children to use their imagination to make a fruit face at snack time.
  • But so you have one you made earlier, use:
  • Segment of orange or satsuma or apple slice for the mouth
  • Grapes or blueberries for the eyes
  • A strawberry or raspberry for the nose
  • Apple - skin side up for the hair (carrot sticks work well too)
  • Slice of orange cut in ½ for the ears

Cheese Straws

You will need to make 10 straws

  • 100g plain white flour
  • 50g margarine cut into cubes
  • 50g cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 tbsp cold water

Method

  • Preheat oven to 200° C
  • Grease a baking tray
  • Sift the flour into a mixing bowl
  • Add the margarine and using fingertips rub into the flour until it looks like fine breadcrumbs
  • Stir in the grated cheese
  • Using hands, mix to form a smooth dough, adding a little cold water to help bind the mixture together
  • Knead lightly until smooth
  • Roll out on a floured surface to form a rectangle about ½ cm thick
  • Cut into strips about ½ cm x 7cm
  • Place on the baking tray and bake for 12-15 mins or until golden brown
  • Allow to cool before putting on a cooling rack

Raisin and Apricot Mini Scones

Any combination of dried fruit can be added to the basic scone recipe

  • You will need to make 20 mini scones
  • 250g self raising flour
  • 40g margarine
  • 125ml milk
  • 25g sugar
  • 25g raisins
  • 25g dried apricots
  • or 50g of dried fruit of your choice

Method

  • Preheat oven to 220°C
  • Grease a baking tray
  • Sieve the flour into a mixing bowl
  • Rub the margarine into the flour until it looks like fine breadcrumbs
  • Mix in the dried fruit
  • Pour in the milk and mix to a soft dough, saving a little to brush the tops of the scones
  • Place the dough on a floured surface and knead lightly
  • Roll out to 1.5cm thick
  • Cut out rounds using a suitable cutter
  • Place on a baking tray, brush the tops with the reserved milk and bake for 12-15 mins, until golden brown
  • Remove from the oven and put onto a cooling rack

Raspberry Muffins

This recipe works well with blueberries, chopped strawberries as well

You will need to make 12 – 24 muffins depending on size of the cases

  • 200g self raising flour
  • 100g sugar
  • 100g margarine
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • cake cases (can also be made in paper sweet cases to make very mini muffins)

Method

  • Preheat oven to 180°C
  • Cream the margarine and sugar together until light and fluffy. This can be done by hand or using a hand
  • mixer
  • Squash the raspberries a little and add to the mixture along with the eggs
  • Fold in the flour and mix well
  • Spoon into cases
  • Bake in oven for 12-15 mins (8-10mins if tiny muffins are made)
  • Remove from oven and cool on a cooling rack