Friday, January 13, 2012

Winter Game Night Snacking!

Hey Neighbors!

With all this cold, snowy weather we are having our game nights have increased.  Our volleyball court is covered with snow and it is simply too cold to play outside for long. night is now more than one night a week.  All eight of us gather around the dining room table and play whatever board or card game that happens to be our favorite at the time.  Of course all of us gathered around the table means one more thing too... snack time!  For game nights we prefer our snacks to be reasonably quick and easy to make, and of course with the decrease in activity the healthier the better.  Social moms teamed up with Snyder's of Hanover to bring you this snacking post!  Yum!  Thank you Snyder's!

Pretzels are actually a pretty healthy snack, especially when compared to regular chips and cookies.  We try to have the sweets alot less, especially since I was diagnosed with diabetes.  Of course they still occasionally have a big sugar binge, while I snack on my cheese and pepperoni or perhaps a spoonful of peanut butter.

For pretzels, we love to put out all sorts of dips.  My husband enjoys different flavored mustard, while the children prefer ranch, caramel or chocolate.  When we have enough time, they will prepare the pretzels ahead of time by melting chocolate and then dipping them.  They allow them to cool on wax paper and then devour them!  It is also great to dip strawberries or pineapple in the chocolate. Pineapple?  Yep, that's what I thought at first, but it is great.

If you like a crunch on your ice cream instead of getting one with candy in it.  Buy a frozen yogurt or low fat ice cream and crumble your pretzels over it.  This adds a little crunch, and the salty taste that you get when you add peanuts!

Another family favorite is a cereal mix.  We take a box of Chex cereal, add pretzels, peanuts, raisins, and pour them in a shallow baking pan, lightly coated with butter.  We them melt both white chocolate and dark chocolate (in separate pans).  Slowly drizzle both chocolates over your mix.  Lightly mix.  Allow to cool and let the chocolate harden.  If you wish you can lightly sprinkle with powdered sugar.  When finished store loosely in an air tight container.  (If it makes it that far!)  Sometimes ours doesn't because everyone starts snacking as it cools!

Hey neighbors, make sure to like Snyder's of Hanover!

What types of healthy snacks do you enjoy?  Neighbors be sure to share!  We always love to try new snacks here At the Fence!

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Darlene said...

Pretzels are my favorite snack.

rubynreba said...

Popcorn is always our favorite. We also like crackers and cheese.

SocialMoms said...

Chex cereal with pretzels, peanuts, raisins and chocolate sound delicious! Can't wait to try that recipe.