Salad Bars, Sundae Bars, Make Your Own Pizzas . . . what is it about “build your own” foods that make us love them so much. Yet, it isn’t just the adults who love build-your-own foods. Kids love them too! Well ok, maybe everything but the salad bars. But think of it: it must be a special treat for a kid to have full control over what they build and eat.
My kids absolutely love apples slices and peanut butter. But we were having some friends over, I wanted to do something a little more fun. So, I let the kids make their own apple rings with assorted toppings. I put out mini-marshmallows, chocolate chips, granola and coconut and let the kids go to town. (I will admit I had two . . . or was it three?)
They were delicious! In fact, I may need to go make more now. I happened to have these particular toppings in the house, but the possibilities are endless! Search your pantry and put together your own kid-friendly platter. My friend mentioned she did this with Rice Krispy’s and peanut butter. I also think M&M’s would be a yummy topping!
Go ahead, try to eat just one!