Every year my holiday sprinkle purchases became more and more reckless. In other words, I had to have all of them. My intentions were always good, wanting to create a million different cupcakes or cookies, with every kind of sprinkle on the planet. However, as the holiday madness begins….the sprinkle-palooza I dreamed about doesn’t always happen.
The sprinkles began to pile up, get old and were then thrown out, only to make room for more new and different sprinkles. So, in order to stop the waste, (because I wasn’t “not” going to buy my beloved sprinkles) I started sprinkling sprinkles on sliced bananas.
My kids LOVED them and as a result, I can’t keep enough bananas in the house. My boys are getting lots of banana with a little bit of treat mixed in. They love to pick the sprinkle used or I do a mix as you see here.
I like to think I’m the one who thought of this, but I’m sure other Mom’s make these too. At least my kids think I am a genius (wink-wink).
These are also great playdate snacks, the kids always feel like I made something special.
If you have a peanut butter-banana lover in your house, these Peanut Butter Banana Towers are great on presentation and taste yummy too. This is also good with Nutella…don’t ask me how I know that.
Again, kids are happy and it’s better than reaching for a bag of chips after school. This also tides them over nicely until dinner.
This is one of my favorites. I take a really healthy piece of bread (7-grain, double fiber, whole wheat), toast it, schmear it with peanut butter and sprinkle it with chocolate sprinkles.
This makes the healthy breads kids normally turn their noses up to, way more palatable. In fact, they don’t even notice they are eating healthy, whole grains.
All are great after-school snacks, ones we serve around here continuously. It definitely helps get those fruit and whole grain servings in for the day.
So this holiday season, don’t feel bad about over-buying the sprinkles…you’ll put them to good use.
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