Healthy Holiday snacks for kids don’t have to be boring! Surprise your little ones with these Rudolph Celery Snacks. They are easy, healthy and quick to make.
Providing healthy snacks for kids can sometimes be quite the challenge so it’s always good to turn them into fun looking snacks. These Rudolph celery sticks are easy to make which means kids can also help you preparing them.
Do I need special tools to make Rudolph celery snacks?
No, you don’t. Here is what you need for these easy Christmas snacks for kids:
- Chopping board
- Small Spatula (or knife)
Instead of peanut butter, use Nutella or homemade hazelnut spread or hummus.
Cranberries – I used frozen cranberries, but you can use fresh or dried ones. Other great alternative is red Skittles, M&M’s, Smarties or any red-colored button-shaped candy you can find in your local store. If you want to use fruits, try fresh raspberries.
Tips for making Rudolph celery snacks:
- If you have a choice, buy celery sticks that are wider. Also, add more peanut butter to the area where you will attach the pretzels. The reason is simple: if you have thin celery ribs, there will not be much space to attach the pretzels and they might come off. Peanut butter will help them stay in place.
- Count with more than 12 pretzels to make these. Sometimes they don’t break easily or the way you like them to be.
- Use a knife or small spatula to spread the filling.
Ways to use up leftover celery:
If you are wondering what to do with leftover celery, I have some easy appetizer ideas for you:
Garlic Cheddar Cheese Dip – a quick dip that can also be spread over crostini or baguette slices.
Sour Cream and Chive Dip – This dip literally takes 3 minutes to make.
Celery is the perfect accompaniment to all these quick appetizers.
Why not surprise your kids with tree-shaped mini pizza appetizers?
Mini Christmas Tree Pizzas are easy to make and kids love them!
- 4 Large Celery Ribs, each cut into 3-inch sticks, see note 1
- Peanut Butter, see note 2
- Twist Pretzels
- 24 Tiny Edible Candy Eyes
- 12 Cranberries, see note 3
- Cut off the back of each celery stick. Check photos for reference. This will help the sticks stay in place.
- Fill each celery stick with peanut butter. Apply little bit more peanut butter, where the pretzel sticks will go.
- Then, break the pretzels and stick them into the peanut butter.
- Add eyes and a nose and repeat until you have used all celery sticks.
- Serve right away or shortly after you make them.
- Pat dry the celery with a paper kitchen towel before spreading the peanut butter over. 3 inches = 7.5 centimeters.
- Peanut butter can be substituted with Nutella or hazelnut spread of your choice. Hummus is also a great alternative, if your kids like it.
- For the nose use anything you like: fresh, frozen, dried cranberries, M&M’s, red Skittles, fresh raspberries, red smarties or any red-colored button-shaped candy.
- I recommend serving these right (or shortly) after you make them to avoid the pretzels going soft. Dependent on what you use for the nose, this can also start melting after a while.
- This recipe can be easily halved/doubled or tripled …
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 141 Total Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 73mg Carbohydrates: 29g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 13g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 2g