pbj sushi rolls
This is a sponsored post on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company. All opinions are 100% mine. #Snackation

snacks on the go 

Make It a Snackation

Last week, I shared with you how I made Walmart my SNACKATION destination and picked up a few great supplies for summer snacking for the kids. If you’ve got kids, you probably know the game and hear “I’m hungry” almost as often as you hear “I’m bored” by summer’s end. Yesterday was a hot, sunny, perfect summer Sunday and that could only mean two things: one, we were water bound and two, we needed a few easy snacks to enjoy throughout the day without turning the oven on!

I’m always looking for ways to make quick, healthy snacks so I’m not spending my summer in the kitchen. I like to pick up healthy, easy and convenient items that I can quickly grab and go, or that the kids can help themselves to when those horrific hunger pains strike! I usually have celery sticks cut up in the fridge which pair really nicely with Jig To Go Dippers and Smucker’s Fruit Fulls at the ready for an easy, smart choice. Lot’s of times I’ll have a box or two of Smucker’s Uncrustables in the freezer (I’m loving the reduced sugar on whole wheat bread option!). 

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PB&J “Sushi” Rolls

pbj sushi rolls

You have two choices here – flat or not flat. You can roll out the bread slices with a rolling pin before adding the PB&J or just leave the slices fluffy as they are. Either way,  removing the crust makes everything easier (and many kids much happier). Make your peanut butter and jelly sandwich, roll it up and slice into pinwheels. Kids love shapes but, maybe don’t try tricking them to think there’s fish in there – unless your kids love fish of course!

PB&J Shaped Snackers

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Of course, you can pick up some Uncrustables and have a quick and easy PB&J at the ready, but, I’m not kidding when I say there’s a little magic in cookie cutters. Kids just dig those shapes. Am I Right? And, how easy are they to really make? About as easy as making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with an added sprinkle of happy love! Tip – spray the cookie cutters with a light misting of your favorite nonstick spray to keep the cutting quick an a little less messy! 

Microwave PB&J Cookies

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[ezcol_1third]1 c. flour
1/2 c. Jif peanut butter
1/3 c. sugar
1/4 c. butter, cut up
2 tbsp. water
3 tbsp. Smucker’s Squeeze Grape jelly[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end]
 
Process flour, peanut butter, sugar and butter in food processor until mixed well. Add water through feed tube until mixture holds together. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls. Arrange the dough balls evenly on 2 round microwaveable plates. Press balls with handle of wooden spoon to make depression. Microwave for 2 minutes on high, turn plate and microwave 1 1/2 minutes. Press cookies again with spoon and fill with 1/4 teaspoon of jelly (I snip the tip off a sandwich bag and sort of “pipe” the jelly in). Microwave again for 30 seconds. Cool completely on plate. Repeat with second batch. Makes 30 cookies.[/ezcol_2third_end]

 

How do you plan for your #snackation? Need tips? Get a few more great tips for your own Snackation here. 
    
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By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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