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Dinosaur Recipe/Snack Ideas



Brontosaurus Bites

4 cups popped popcorn
2 cups mini dinosaur grahams
2 cups corn cereal squares
1 1/2 cup dried pineapple wedges
1 (6 oz.) pkg. dried fruit bits
Butter flavored non-stick cooking spray
1 Tbsp. plus 1 1/2 tsp. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 cup yogurt covered raisins

Preheat oven to 350 F.  Combine popcorn, grahams, cereal, pineapple,
 and fruit bits in large bowl; mix lightly.  Transfer to 15 x 10 inch
 jellyroll pan.  Spray mixture generously with cooking spray.

Combine sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in small bowl.  Sprinkle 1/2 of the
 sugar mixture over popcorn mixture; toss lightly to coat.  Spray mixture
 again with additional cooking spray.  Add remaining sugar mixture, mix lightly.

Bake snack mix 10 minutes, stirring after 5 minutes.  Cool completely in
 pan on wire rack.  Add raisins; mix lightly.  Makes 12 (3/4 cup) servings.


Dinosaur Toast

Toast wheat bread.  Use dinosaur cookie
 cutters to cut bread into dinosaur shapes.


Stegasaurus Sandwiches 

Make triangular shaped peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
 Add triangular tortilla chips for his spikes. A half a banana
 cut lengthwise for the neck and raisins for eyes.


Dinosaur Bones

Make soft pretzel dough and let each child shape a bone.  Bake; then eat.
  Or use canned biscuits which can also be rolled into dinosaur shaped bones.

1 stick margarine
6 c Crispix cereal
1 c. cocktail peanuts or mixed nuts
2 C. pretzel sticks
1 t. seasoning salt
2 t. worchestershire sauce

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Melt the margarine in a 15" by 1O"x 2"pan.
  Remove the pan from the oven. Stir in seasoning soft and worchestershire
  sauce. Add cereal, nuts and pretzels. Mix to coat Bake 1 hour stirring 
 frequently. Spread on paper towels to cool.


Deviled Dinosaur Eggs

Make them the same as you would regular deviled eggs.
  Explain to the children that dinosaurs laid eggs.


Dinosaur Dip

Mix instant pistachio pudding mix according to the directions on the package.
  Cut fruit into bite size pieces.  Dip fruit and marshmallows into pudding
 and use as a dip.  Or let children dip graham crackers in the dinosaur dip.


Dinosaur Dirt Digs

Mix instant chocolate pudding with white chocolate chips and place
 in a clear plastic cup. Top off with crushed cookie crumbs. Have the
 children pretend they are going on a dinosaur dirt dig and finding dinosaur
 bones (the white chocolate chips). Their spoons are their shovels.


T-Rex Teeth

Cut bananas in half, spread with melted butterscotch chips,
 and dip in graham crackers. 


Celery and Smoked Sausage

Let children taste both celery and smoked sausage.  Discuss meat and
 plant eaters and that some dinosaurs ate meat and others didn't. 
Ask children what type of eaters they would be considered.


Dinosaur Chow

Mix the following ingredients:
1/4 cup dirt (cocoa), 
1/2 cup swamp water (milk with green food coloring), 
2 cups crushed bones (sugar), 
1/2 cup fat (butter)

Boil above ingredients for 3 minutes then add 2 cups dead  grass
 (uncooked oatmeal) and 1/2 cup squashed bugs (peanut butter)
 stir till melted. Remove from heat and stir until it starts to thicken.
 Drop by tablespoons onto waxed paper.  Let cool.


Dino Eggs

Hard boil eggs. After they are cooked...crack them...leave the shells on.
 Put the cracked hard boiled egg in food coloring with water, or Easter
 Egg color (still in the shell). Leave for a few min.  Remove from color
 and peel the shell... the color has taken where the crack
 in the shell was while the rest stay white.


Jell-O Dinosaur Eggs

Make Jell-O dinosaur eggs. Use the Jell-O Easter egg
 molds and put a fruit dinosaur snack in the middle!


Stegosaurus Tail Snack

To make, give each child one quarter of a banana on a plate.  Allow them to
 spread peanut butter on the curved side of the banana; then place a row of
 candy corns in the peanut butter to resemble stegosaurus spikes.  If desired,
 add a dash of "swamp grass" by sprinkling green-tinted coconut around the banana.


Stegosaurus Salad 

Mix together the following:
twigs: 5-7 stick pretzels 
leaves: 3-5 lettuce leaves
grass: handful of sprouts 
hot lava: spoonful of dressing. 


Watermelon Dinosaur Egg

Materials Needed:
Large watermelon 
Brown/Green Tempera paint (mixed thick)

Paint watermelon,  allow it to dry, and then hide the egg on the playground.
 Let children search for the egg. Not sure if the watermelon
 is still edible once you paint it...use your own judgement.


Swampy Salad

2 cups applesauce
1/2 cup peanuts
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup miniature marshmallows

Mix everything together in a medium bowl. Pretend you are a
 Brachiosaurus hiding in a swamp from a fierce meat-eating dinosaur.


Dinosaur Crumble

Gather a package of graham crackers and chewy candy dinos.
 Crumble the crackers and mix in candy. Place a scoop of the mixture
 in a cup for each child and using a spoon they have to hunt for dinos.


Stone Age Shakes 
(Frosty banana milkshakes) 

Prep time: 15 min.

2 C milk
2 ripe bananas
1 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 pt vanilla frozen low-fat yogurt

Mix all in blender and pour into paper cups.
 For that added touch, add green food coloring.


Dinosaur Dressing Dip

Ranch dressing tinted with green food coloring and an assortment of fresh vegetables.


Edible Volcano

Buy a box of ice cream cones and have each child bite off the tip.
 Let the children drizzle frosting in red, orange, and yellow for
 "lava" coming down the sides. Set the volcano in chocolate pudding
 (for the land) and add gummy dinosaurs around the base.




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I do not claim any of these as my own ideas.  
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