I know crafting makes me work up an appetite, time for some holiday snacks with Rebekah:
Hello to Alecia’s readers over here at Chicken Scratch NY! My name is Rebekah , and I blog over at “We Live Inspired!”. I am so excited to be able to share a cute and yummy project you can make with your children this holiday season. Today we will be making Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Sandwiches 🙂 . While I have made this recipe super easy so the kids can get involved, I will also include a “grown up” variation at the end, that would make a fun little appetizer for holiday parties.
Here are the materials you will need for today’s food project:
- Wheat Bread
- Peanut Butter (smooth or chunky, either one)
- Jam or Jelly-flavor of your choice
- Maraschino Cherries
- Pretzel Sticks
- a butter knife for spreading and cutting
Now comes the fun part- assembly! Gather the kiddos, put on some Christmas music (preferably Rudolph 😉 ) , and let’s get started.
First you will need to cut the slices of bread in a fashion that will form a triangle for Rudolph’s head. (If your little ones are really young, you may want to help with this part). Stack 2 slices of wheat bread on top of each other and cut the bottom corners off at an angle like so:
Depending on what the tops of your bread slices look like, you may also want to trim off the top crusts (by cutting straight across at the top) , to form a perfect triangle. Here is what the pieces for your sandwich will look like:
Now you will just spread peanut butter on one piece of bread, and the jelly on the other (just like you are making any ol’ regular PBJ) and put the 2 triangles back together with the point of the triangle pointing downward.
Time to Decorate Rudolph! Put 2 Raisins towards the top of the sandwich for Rudolph’s eyes (you can adhere the “eyes” to the sandwich with a bit of peanut butter). Now it’s time for the part that makes Rudolph, well Rudolph! The big, shiny red nose :). You will use 1 maraschino cherry , and place it at the point of the triangle. You can cut the cherry in half if you don’t want it to roll, or you can stick a whole one on with a little bit of the peanut butter.
The last thing we need to do is give Rudy some antlers. You will need 4 pretzel sticks for this part. Arrange 2 pretzel sticks between the bread slices , on each side of the top of the triangle. This is what The finished product will look like :
Enjoy! My recommendation for eating these is with a glass of milk while watching the classic Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Christmas Movie! It’s a fun tradition to make memories with your kids.
A more sophisticated variation for adults/Christmas party appetizers:
- Fill the triangular sandwiches with chicken salad instead ( I like to add dried cranberries to my chicken salad for the holidays).
- For a unique platter of these sandwiches, use a variety of different colored breads. White, wheat, and a darker pumpernickel. The wheat bread is used in this recipe to make it more “brown colored” for a reindeer, but the other colors would look cool too.
- For this variation you would affix the eyes and nose with a little salad dressing or mayo instead. You could also use dried cranberries for the nose.
- Arrange on a festive plate on a bed of leafy greens
I may share my chicken salad recipe on my blog later this month. Thank you for the opportunity to share this fun idea with your readers today , Alecia. I hope you all have a GREAT December, and a very Merry Christmas! ~Rebekah
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