Whether your kids love goldfish crackers, pop tarts, fig newtons, oreos or fruit roll ups, chances are you are paying (a lot) for questionable ingredients every time you pick up these snacks in the grocery store. Fear not, we have tracked down easy (I promise) and delicious recipes so that you can whip up these snacks at home. The little effort that is required to make these treats is worth it. Not only will you save some dough but you can also enlist your little ones’ help with making these – trust me, they will love being part of the action and will most likely enjoy the snacks even more as a result!
These whole wheat goldfish crackers from Smitten Kitchen (we love her recipes!) are easy, easy, easy to make! You need just five ingredients to make them and it is so fun to get kids involved with cutting out the shapes. We made these and Little M loved helping with sprinkling flour, using the cookie cutters and eating the crackers up afterwards!
Although you might think that it would be difficult to recreate chewy and moist fig newtons at home, nothing could be further from the truth! Try this recipe for homemade Fig Newtons, from Weelicious (check out her cookbooks) – you can even experiment with other fillings, like berries or apricots.
Little M and I took one look at the pictures of these pop tarts from Peas and Thank You and decided to make them for our next weekend breakfast! I have seen other recipes for Pop Tarts and as much as I want to make them, after reading all the steps involved I can’t help but wonder if they will be worth the effort. These pop tarts, however, look amazing and seem like they would be so simple to make! Be sure to check out the Peas and Thank You cookbook too, we have it and love the recipes – so easy and family-friendly.
Psst, also check out these adorable pumpkin pie pop tarts made by Recipe Girl using a recipe from Weelicious Lunches!
Try Fifteen Spatulas‘ homemade recipe for fruit rollups – made with only three ingredients (really) – and see how easy it is to make this tasty treat at home!
And finally, here is an incredible Oreo cookie recipe from Smitten Kitchen (see, I told you we love her recipes). This one does have a few more steps than the others, but come on, isn’t it worth it for homemade Oreo cookies? Best of all, in our opinion anyway, is that you can replace the filling with ice cream for the perfect special occasion treat!
Photos courtesy of Smitten Kitchen, Weelicious, Recipe Girl, Peas and Thank You and Fifteen Spatulas.
Great ideas to help get rid of pre-packaged foods! Thanks!
You’re welcome! Hope they are a big hit in your home. We love the goldfish crackers, have been making them with these cute fall cookie cutters – http://www.surlatable.com/product/PRO-605683/Leaf+Cookie+and+Crust+Cutter
fun post – I’m sure some little chefs will enjoy helping in the kitchen 🙂