Simple & homemade snacks for kids

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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn.--  Chef Amy Shipshock from Le Cordon Bleu joined us this morning with some quick and healthy snack ideas for children.  Amy said trail mix and sweet potato chips are some easy options, along with peanut butter and apple sauce.

Here are her recipes:

Kid Friendly "Healthy" Peanut Butter
1½ c. unsalted roasted peanuts
1 tbsp. peanut oil

For smooth peanut butter:
1. Mix the peanuts with the peanut oil, and pour the mixture into the food processor.

2. Process the mixture until it's very smooth.

3. Store your smooth peanut butter in a sealed container in the fridge. It will be good for 2 weeks.

For chunky peanut butter:
1. Take about ¼ cup out of your 1½ cups of peanuts and set them aside.

2. Mix the rest of the peanuts with the oil, and pour the mixture into the food processor.

3. Process the mixture until it's very smooth, then stir in the peanuts that you had set aside.

4. Process a few seconds more to create the chunks in your chunky peanut butter.

Applesauce made with honey
4 medium sized apples
1/4 cup of Small Bees honey
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (or to taste)
1 whole clove (if desired)

1. Wash and cut apples size doesn't matter.

2. Place apples in a pot and add 2 tablespoons of water.

3. Cook slowly with the honey and cinnamon if using (clove) until tender.

4. Cook until sauce thickens (usually 5-10 minutes).

5. If using clove remove and allow to cool.

6. Can be eaten when cooled or warm or stored in refrigerator up to 2 weeks.

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