Are you wondering when there will be a real Silly Kid Lunch post again? I actually have made them the last two Fridays, but they weren't cute enough to photograph. The kids liked them, and since they're the reason I make them, I figure it's all good.
I've had this recipe ripped out of a magazine forever. It's actually from a peanut butter ad. The kids frequently ask for a "snack lunch", so I figured I'd try it out.
I'll give you the exact recipe, but I didn't really follow it. I kind of just mixed things together until it was a consistency I liked. In the end, it was very reminiscent of the Cookie Dough Dip, but better for you.
Here's the recipe with my notes:
Trail Mix Dip
2/3 C chunky peanut butter (I eyeballed it)
2/3 C fat-free milk (I eyeballed it, but went easy)
1/2 C granola (I had some, but I think it would be just as good to use plain ol' oatmeal)
2 Tbsp dried cranberries (I used a small handful)
2 Tbsp diced, dried apricots (I was too lazy to cut them up so I subbed chocolate chips - same diff, right?)
Whisk together peanut butter and milk. Stir in everything else. I gave mine a squirt of honey, too. Serve with apple wedges and pita.
We had ours with apples and graham crackers. Ritz crackers probably would have been pretty good. Or a spoon.
You could use any kind of stir-ins you have. Raisins or other dried fruit. Nuts would have been good. Or sunflowers seeds. Whatever. Make it the way the recipe says, then taste it and see what you think would be good in it.
Here's our snack on the plate:
There's a little bit left in the fridge.
I may have to eat it when no one is looking.