Parents don’t often encourage their children to play with their food. However, when snack time offers the opportunity to nourish the body and the mind, that’s a treat any parent would be glad to serve their little ones.
Invite the kids into the kitchen and take snack time to a whole new level. These tasty snack recipes feature Post Alpha-Bits cereal. Coming in fun alphabet shapes, Alpha-Bits is perfect for familiarizing young learners with the letters of the alphabet.
The time spent together creating these tasty recipes also provides a special learning opportunity for children and parents, while enjoying fun snacks along the way. For a fun and tasty spin on a favorite, whip up a breakfast banana split. If your family is looking for a great snack to pop in a baggie for car rides, try cinnamon crunch mix. Finally, for an airy and sweet treat, try cool and creamy bananas.
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Breakfast Banana Split
1/2 cup Post Alpha-Bits cereal
1 small banana
1/2 cup vanilla low-fat yogurt
1/4 cup seedless grapes, halved
1/4 cup strawberries, sliced
Peel banana and split in half lengthwise. Place in sundae dish or cereal bowl. Top banana with yogurt. Sprinkle with cereal and fruit.
Makes 1 serving.
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
10.5-ounce package miniature marshmallows (6 cups)
1/3 cup sugar-sweetened soft drink mix, any flavor (see cook’s note)
8 cups Post Alpha-Bits cereal
Cook’s note: Substitute 1 envelope unsweetened soft drink mix, any flavor, for the sugar-sweetened soft drink mix.
Line a 13-by-9-inch pan with foil; lightly grease foil.
Microwave butter in large microwavable bowl on high for 45 seconds or until melted. Add marshmallows and soft drink mix; mix to coat. Microwave on high for 11/2 minutes or until marshmallows are melted and smooth, stirring after 45 seconds. Add cereal; mix to coat well.
Press firmly into prepared pan. Cool; cut into squares. Store in airtight container.
Popcorn balls variation: Prepare marshmallow mixture as directed. Substitute 3 quarts (12 cups) popped popcorn and 1 cup salted peanuts (optional) for the cereal. Shape into 15 balls or other shapes with greased or wet hands.
Makes 15 servings.
Cinnamon Crunch Mix
2 cups Post Alpha-Bits cereal
1 cup dried fruit, such as raisins, apples or apricots
Toss cereal and fruit in a medium bowl. Season with cinnamon to taste. Place 1/2-cup portions in individual snack bags. Store at room temperature.
Makes four servings.
Cool And Creamy Bananas
1 cup Post Alpha-Bits cereal
1 cup thawed fat free whipped topping
2 medium bananas, sliced
1 cup sliced strawberries
Add cereal to whipped topping in medium serving bowl; stir gently until well-blended. Add bananas; mix lightly. Top with strawberries.