What are some good snacks to serve to a bunch of 5-year-olds at a kid's birthday party?
When Holly429523 asked for some birthday party snack ideas that were more exciting than a bowl of Cheetos, moms chimed in with these great answers:
- Pigs in a blanket (made with refrigerated crescent rolls and mini hot dogs)
- Fresh fruit kabobs
- Mini peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
- Mini meatballs
- Sandwiches cut into shapes with cookie cutters
- Teddy Grahams
- English muffin pizzas
One of the moms suggested serving a Fruit Pizza for dessert. I thought that was such a great idea that I went hunting for a good recipe:
1 roll refrigerated sugar cookie
1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups fresh fruit in season (peach slices, berries, pineapple, etc.)
1/2 cup apple jelly
Grease 12-inch pizza pan or spray with cooking spray. In pan, break up cookie dough; press dough evenly in bottom of pan to form crust. Bake at 350 16 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. In small bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Spread mixture over cooled crust. Arrange fruit over cream cheese. Stir jelly until smooth; spoon or brush over fruit. Refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour. Cut into wedges or squares. Store in refrigerator.
What would you suggest serving at a 5-year-old's birthday party?