Sunday, December 9, 2012

I love you more than Christmas kids lunch treats

Sometimes you need to throw caution to the wind.

Live a little, love a lot.

Eat sugar sprinkles.

Sushi, fruit, yogurt and healthy sandwiches are great lunch box staples for the kids, but sometimes I like to sneak in a surprise treat like these Christmas sprinkle sandwiches# with a happy note.

When I was growing up we used to call this type of sugar sprinkle sandwich fairy bread and it was a party staple.

I'm sure you don't need the instructions on how to make them but I'll share anyway :)

Take super fresh white bread. Spread with butter, sprinkle one half with sugar sprinkles (non-pariels), cut out a cute Christmas Tree shape on the other half and then press together firmly.

If you don't have green sprinkles don't worry, just use whatever you have handy.

Use a sharp knife to remove crusts (this is an essential step with fairy bread).

Write a note and slip it in the lunchbox with your sprinkly treat.

I used ejector Christmas Tree cutters which came in a set but you can just use regular mini tin cutters, it will work out just the same.

# If you just can't bring yourself to feed your kids sugar for lunch don't despair. Low fat cream cheese spread and sprouts will look awesomely fun too :)

Linda Vandermeer is the author of Sweets on a Stick: More than 150 Kid Friendly recipes for cakes, candies, cookies and pies on the go. You can pick it up at all good online book shops including these shops:

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  1. Aw this is so sweet, I love the little message you've put with them.

  2. Awe ... how cute are you?!!? Lovely idea. I know as a child I would have loved getting a sandwich and a note like that in my lunchbox. Great idea.

  3. That is such a darling little idea Linda! :D

  4. Such a clever idea! I'll have to remember it next time I have to take something to a littlie's party.

  5. Or maybe strawberry preserves as filling, showing through a heart cutout? Thanks for the sweet idea. :-)

  6. This is so cute! Last day of school tomorrow, I'm going to give the kiddos a sweet surprise. Thanks for the idea :)

  7. You know I follow and admire you in a while (you're the first on my blogroll!). I'd love to see a mardi gras king cake done by you ... Thank you!

  8. That's so sweet, I love you more than Christmas.