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Ants & Caterpillars on a Log made with Trix and Cocoa Puffs Cereal!

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This is a sponsored post with Acorn Influence and Walmart.  All thoughts, adorable kids, and opinions are my own. 

Teaching kids to love cooking or baking is a big learning curve. Obviously, the younger the child, the harder it is, but don’t fret! The older they get, the fun side of cooking is easier to show and teach.  My kids have been in the kitchen with me their whole lives. I made sure they were in the kitchen with me whenever I prepared any meal for them. If you’re looking for the perfect moment to introduce your kids to cooking with you,  easy recipes like sandwiches and snacks and of course, cereal are simple since they don’t require any heat, is the perfect way to introduce kids to love and enjoy the kitchen.

Ants on a Log made with Trix and Cocoa Puffs Cereal!

 

My kids love to be the “tasters” whenever I cook. They are a little cautious when it comes to tasting new recipes, but they have learned to try new foods. But when it comes to sweet desserts and snacks, they are all over the kitchen, and even more so when it comes to making Ants (or caterpillars!) on a Log made with Trix and Cocoa Puffs Cereal!

Ants on a Log made with Trix and Cocoa Puffs Cereal!

Cooking with my kids, brings back memories from learning my way around the kitchen from my mami. My mom, who’s an excellent cook, taught me some of the basics in Mexican cuisine, and although I don’t cook Mexican food all the time, here little bits of wisdom and handy tips are always with me.  This is why I want my kids to learn how to be comfortable in the kitchen, so that when they are parents, they can teach the same thing to their little ones (oh, my heart!).

Ants on a Log made with Trix and Cocoa Puffs Cereal!

This recipe is one of my favorites to make with the kids. Actually, they started making them on their own now. I just cut the celery and they do the rest. Shopping for this recipe is also easy when you do all your shopping at Walmart! Great place to get all your shopping done on one trip.

Ants & Caterpillars on a Log with Trix and Cocoa Puffs Cereal

 

Ingredients:

  • 4 stalks of Celery, cut in half
  • 1/2 cup of Almond Butter
  • White icing
  • 1 chopstick
  • Almond slivers, broken in half
  • Trix or Cocoa Puffs cereals

Ants on a Log made with Trix and Cocoa Puffs Cereal!

Directions:

Adults, this is the only part you’ll do. Cut the 4 stalks of celery. That’s it! Let the kids do the rest. Scoop some almond butter with a spoon and spread it on the celery. Add your cereal on top and on the last little cereal ball, add 2 dots of icing for the eyes and one dab on top. Place the cut almond slivers on the dab of icing for antennas.

Ants on a Log made with Trix and Cocoa Puffs Cereal!

Serve and Enjoy!

I want to invite you to check out quericavida.com and search for Día de los Niños recipe ideas! Also, you can take a look at this Pinterest board that’s loaded with kid-friendly recipes.

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Liz Cerezo

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Liz is a Mexican-American blogger living in Southern California. Married 19 years, and a mami to 3 kids, her content is inspired from living in and raising a multicultural familia. Liz has been blogging for more than 7 years, establishing herself as a nationally recognized Latina blogger. She often blogs in Spanglish and may throw in some Tagalog when talking about her hubby. You can also find her chit chatting away at @Liz_Cerezo on Twitter!

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