School has changed our lives in more ways than one this year. This is the first year that my daughter is packing a lunch from home to bring to school. I wanted to make sure she was eating good food that she actually liked at lunch time, so we have decided to have her bring a home lunch every day. I try to make her lunch fun and exciting, so she is thrilled to open up her lunch bag every day. So far one of her favorite things has been the Back to School Snack Pack®. This was such an easy idea to pull together and it is so much fun to hear your child go on and on about their lunches.
You will need:
- A Snack Pack®
- Red Melting Chocolate
- Green Licorice
- Black Construction Paper
- Double Sided Tape
Cut the licorice into tiny pieces. This will become the stems for your apples.
Cover your Snack Pack® in black construction paper using double sided tape to secure it.
Use the side of a piece of white chalk to smudge up the black construction paper a little bit, this will help it look more like a chalkboard. Write ABC on the paper.
Place red melting chocolate in a bowl. Microwave it for 30 seconds. Stir and then repeat, microwaving for 30 seconds and then stirring between each one until the chocolate is smooth and melted. Dip the pretzels into the chocolate, while the chocolate is still melted, place a green licorice stem at the back of the pretzel. Lay them on wax paper to dry.
When I pack the Snack Pack® for my daughter’s lunch, I include the pudding with the chalkboard paper on it in the bag and then I include a little container with the mix-ins separately, in this case the apples. That way everything stays nice and sealed tight until lunchtime.
This back to school season take a moment to slow down and enjoy a tasty and fun treat with the kids. Snack Pack® comes in a variety of flavors and offers endless mix-in opportunities the kids can help prepare. Each serving of Snack Pack® is fortified with as much calcium as an 8-oz glass of milk,* so you can feel good about serving your kids Snack Pack®. For mix-in inspiration, visit Snack Pack on Pinterest (pinterest.com/snackpack) and Facebook (facebook.com/SnackPackPudding).
** All Snack Pack products contain 30% DV calcium, with the exception of Bakery Shop Lemon Meringue Pie, Lemon Pudding, and Snack Pack Gels.
What is your favorite Snack Pack® mix-in?
Very cute creation! Those are the kind of strawberries I could tolerate in my pudding!
Julie is Coco and Cocoa says
Oh my goodness, those are adorable! I love the black construction paper for a chalkboard.
Deb Clem-Buckert says
Such an adorable idea! Kids will love this!
Julie @ Girl on the Move says
Oh my goodness, these are adorable! And they look pretty simple to make!
Those apples are too cute! I know my kids love Snack Packs by themselves, but the cute embellishments make it an extra special treat.
Love the idea! I think my son would love that and soooo easy to make!
Alayna's Creations says
Those are so adorable – and easy! My kids went back to school this week and I really wish I had seen this earlier. Oh well, I can always do them on another day, right?
I am co-hosting the #HomeMattersParty linky party this month and would love to have you stop by for a visit. The current party is open through Monday night. http://alaynascreations.co/2015/08/28/home-matters-linky-party-52/
Michelle Stewart says
Such a clever idea! I love it and those little apples are so cute!
Nicole Escat says
My son loves snack pack.. Now I have an brilliant idea what I could combine it with.
Cristy Mishkula says
Such an adorable idea. My son loves Snack Pack Pudding. I think I need to get more creative with his lunches!
Hodge Podge Moments says
I used to love Snack Packs as a kid. Of course, mine were never this cute!
Living a Fit and Full Life says
How neat and festive! My kids would love these!
Holly @ Woman Tribune says
What an adorable way to dress up Snack Packs for back to school! Really like the chalkboard effect.
These are so cute! I love the chalkboard on the cup. I would love if you would come share on my Friday Favorites Link-up (live now)!!
This is such a fun lunchbox idea! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty I love your creativity.
Sahana Ajeethan says
Cute idea! Thank you for sharing with us at #HomeMattersParty. We would love to see you again next week.
Christine Graves says
Heck with putting those in the kids lunches, I want one. LOL