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Nutty for Cones

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nutty cones

I’ve noticed when I begin to cook dinner, my little ones noses perk up and tummies start to growl. In order to stave off the hunger and leave room for dinner, I offer up a small and simple snack. I just know I’m going to get the ‘when is dinner going to be ready’ before our Dumbo screening, so I came up with a perfect snack. It’s going to give them just the right amount of nutrition to hold them over while at the same time get them excited about the upcoming Dumbo viewing. I mean, what makes you think of a sweet flying elephant more than a cone with peanuts? So we are packing up our own cones with a variety of nuts and dried fruit.

Nutty cone

What you need:

One small cake cone

1.5 tbsp mixed nuts (peanuts are a must, cashews, almonds, or any nut your child loves)

2 tbsp dried fruit (raisins, dried cranberries, dried blueberries)

2 tbsp air-popped popcorn

1 tsp unsweetened coconut (dry roasted or raw)

I like to set out a variety and let the kids build their own and learn about measuring while we are at it. Just fill the cone with the desired combination and snack away!

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This recipe was inspired by the video for Dumbo’s Peanut Butter and Jelly Popcorn Balls from Disney’s new series Dishes Inspired by Disney. Check out the video below:

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For the full recipe for Peanut Butter and Jelly Popcorn Balls, visit Spoonful!

 

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