It's almost winter, so you know what that means? Animals are starting to hibernate. During the end of the month of November, the kindergarten classes at Queenie's school, focus on bears and hibernation. They practice bear themed writing, math, science and are rewarded with a Bear Hibernation Party. Queenie had hers on Wed, and she was super excited to go to school in her pajamas, toting her favourite stuffed animal. I was one of the parents in charge of snacks and wanted to bring in something cute and fun. After browsing the internet I found a cute idea over at Cookies and Cups. I loved the thought of using Teddy Grahams, but wanted to add more "bear" food in there. So, I decided to add some Goldfish cookies and some dried fruit.
I knew the mallow bits were only available in the U.S, so I put in a request to my wonderful American food blogger friends and Amy, from Crumbs in my Mustachio, came to my rescue. Once I got the mallow bits, I was set to start. Queenie was super excited to bring these snacks to school. We found some bear stickers at the dollar store, to help decorate the treat bags. The grade 7 helpers thought it was a super cute snack idea. I'm hoping the kids enjoyed it too. I really like that the Goldfish cookies aren't that sweet. They balanced out the sweet mix perfectly. It totally looked cute and I think it makes for a great 'treat', on special occasions such as bear hibernation days, or even bear themed birthdays.
Bear Hibernation Bedtime Snacks
2- 10oz pkgs Chocolate Chip Teddy Grahams
1- 6.6oz pkg Chocolate Goldfish Grahams
1- 6.6oz pkg Honey Goldfish Grahams
2/3 C chocolate mallow bits
2/3 C vanilla mallow bits
1 C yogurt covered raisins
1/2 C semi sweet chocolate chips
In a large bowl, combine the Teddy Grahams, both flavours of Goldfish Grahams and yogurt covered raisins. Spread everything out on two cookies sheets, ensuring it is in an even layer.
In a glass measuring cup, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave for 1 minute; stirring after 30 minutes. Once chocolate is melted, transfer to a medium zip top bag. Snip a small hole in one end, twist the top so no chocolate escapes and drizzle the graham cookie mix with chocolate. Sprinkle evenly with both vanilla and chocolate mallow bits and place in the fridge to set.
Once set, place 1 C measures into treat bags, or place into bowls.
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