This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mondelēz International Group. All opinions are entirely my own.
Who doesn’t love a fun snack especially when it’s easy to make and yummy to eat? Some ideas look cool but end up being too elaborate or aren’t very kid-friendly to eat. I have the perfect idea for a kid-friendly snack that they can even help make, Peanut Butter and Banana Bumble Bees.
Peanut Butter and Banana Bumble Bees are so easy to make you can enlist your kids making it for both a special snack and fun activity. Assuming, of course, your kiddos love to help in the kitchen as much as possible like mine do.
I love finding new snack ideas that utilize ingredients we typically have on hand like peanut butter, RITZ Crackers, and fruit. The only special ingredient I needed to buy was the chocolate spread which is always a fun addition to our pantry.
Peanut Butter and Banana Bumble Bees Ingredients
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 12 RITZ Crackers
- 1 banana
- 1½ teaspoons chocolate spread
- 3 seedless red grapes, quartered
Peanut Butter and Banana Bumble Bees Directions
Arrange the RITZ Crackers on a plate and start by spreading peanut butter on each one. Even a preschooler can help with this if you use a plastic knife. Then slice a banana and cut half of the slices in half. The bananas become the bumble bee body and wings. Slicing the bananas is a skill older kids can help younger siblings with. Place one full banana slice in the center of the cracker and 2 halves on either side.
It can take a little practice but piping lines of chocolate from a plastic bag with the corner cut off is fairly easy. Let your kids work on fine motor skills and pipe chocolate lines onto the banana slices to create the look of a bee. Use a quartered grape to create the bee’s head. That’s it. Easy peasy peanut butter and banana bumble bees.
RITZ Crackers Fresh Stacks are always in our pantry, the convenient stacks of crackers make it easy as a grab and go snack for my boys to share. The RITZ Crackers stay fresher and are better portion controlled. Combined with cheese, it’s one of our favorite snack ideas. I even add them to my boys’ lunch boxes when I am making a fun bento box lunch.
Fry’s Food Stores
When I need to replenish our supply of RITZ Crackers, Fry’s Food is my go-to store for the best shopping experience. Even though we prefer the Fresh Stacks variety, I couldn’t help grabbing an adorable RITZ Crackers Spring Edition box. How cute is that box?!
As a busy mom, I really appreciate a well laid out store with features that make it easy to get in and out and on with my day. I am a fan of some of the features Fry’s Food Stores offer like a selection of milk at the front of the store. While the bulk of dairy can be found at the back of the store, it’s so nice knowing I can pop into my Fry’s for a quick jug of milk when we run out late at night. The variety and pricing are so much better at Fry’s compared to a convenience store and it’s just as convenient with the special dairy section near the front of the store.
For that same reason, I totally appreciate the self-check and express lanes. For the ultimate convenience, ClickList has extra busy moms covered. Just shop online from the convenience of home or work. Then park in designated spaces up front and let a Fry’s employee load the groceries into your car! They can’t pick up your prescription for you but my store has a walk-up pharmacy window that allows you to get your prescription without going into the store! I love using the pharmacy window when I am in a hurry!
Not everyone has a Fry’s Food store but luckily other Kroger affiliated stores offer similar experiences including all the fun ingredients needed to make this fun RITZ Cracker snack. If you’re in California that would be Ralphs, or Jay C Market and Quality Food Center in other states. Do you have a favorite Kroger store near you?