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Check out this adorable paw print snacks recipe and the Sunny Day Welcome to the Pet Parlor DVD from Nickelodeon! If your child is obsessed with everything pet related, they are going to love making these snacks and watching the latest DVD available from Sunny Day.
Paw Print Snacks Recipe
So, let me be clear, these paw print snacks are dog-themed food for humans – not treats for your dog. There are so many puppy themed toys out right now that you can tell dogs and cats are popular with younger kids. These snacks are a fun after school treat for any child that loves their dog or cat.
Of course, you can take this opportunity to encourage your child to join you in the kitchen to make these paw print snacks. So, you won’t need the oven at all for these snacks. But, there will be some stovetop use. So, if your child is too young to be near the stove, you can do that part and let them help with the rest.
These paw print snacks are basically crispy rice treats. You will make the outside part from regular crispy rice cereal. You will make the inner portion from chocolate crispy rice cereal. There are a few mini chocolate chips placed on top to look like nails. And, then they are cut out with two different sized paw print sized cookie cutters.
How to cut out a paw print design
To cut out the paw print snacks, you will need two different sized cookie cutters. The larger one will be for the snack. You will use the smaller one for the paw print design inside the larger paw. You will also need a 13 x 9 baking sheet covered with waxed paper. So, you will press the rice/marshmallow mixture into the pan. And, then use the cookie cutters to cut out the paw print design. Scroll down for the full directions and printable recipe.
And, while you’re making these fun paw print snacks, make sure that you put on Sunny Day Welcome to the Pet Parlor on DVD! You can find it on Amazon. While you’re there, get the larger cookie cutter and then the smaller cookie cutter from Michaels. Feel free to experiment with your own sizes.
Sunny Day Welcome to the Pet Parlor
Nickelodeon’s 10-year-old master hairstylist Sunny will add furry new friends to her clientele in the new DVD Sunny Day: Welcome to the Pet Parlor. Available on September 3, the four-episode collection will follow Sunny and her friends as they open the doors to their fabulous brand-new Pet Parlor. Whether they are rescuing Dame Tralada’s dog, creating an on-the-go pet styling vehicle or saving a royal pet wedding, there will be no shortage of adorable animals. Sunny Day: Welcome to the Pet Parlor is available right now. It’s the perfect show to watch along with these paw print snacks!
Sunny Day: Welcome to the Pet Parlor episodes:
- Pet Parlor – Doodle dreams up a Pet Parlor to serve all their pet customers. But before it can open, the team needs to find and save Dame Tralada’s dog.
- Parlor Problems – When Lacey and KC lose Hannah’s dog, Tutu, Sunny and her friends need to work together and fix up all the mix-ups before Tutu’s big show.
- Sunny and the Groom and Vroom – To get to a dog grooming competition, Sunny and the team create the ultimate, on-the-go pet styling vehicle – the Groom & Vroom.
- The Royal Wedding – Princess Annabella’s pup, George, is marrying a stray named Ginger. But when dogcatcher Scratch interferes, Sunny and her friends must save the royal pet wedding.
If you have a child that loves dressing up their pets, they will have an amazing time watching Sunny Day. Don’t forget to make these paw print snacks while you watch it. You can print out the recipe right here.
So, if you enjoy the show Sunny Day, you might want to check out this Sunny Day DVD. Or, if your child loves animals, you might like these:
- Ellie the Wienerdog (This is an adorable book.)
- Zippi Pets is a toy that zips around like a hummingbird.
- Or, check out Dora and Friends Doggie Day. You’ll love this one. It’s so much fun.
If you enjoy cooking with your child, try this dragon toes snack.
- 6 cups crispy rice cereal
- 6 cups cocoa crispy rice cereal
- 2 (10 ounce) miniature marshmallows
- 6 tablespoons butter, divided
- Mini chocolate chip morsels
- Milk chocolate chip morsels
- Make two batches of crispy rice treats, one with regular crispy cereal and the other with cocoa crispy cereal. To make crispy rice treats:
- Prepare a 13 x 9 baking sheet with wax paper and a spritz of non-stick cooking spray.
- Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat. When the butter is melted, add the marshmallows and melt, stirring constantly. Remove the saucepan from heat.
- Fold in the cereal. Stir until the cereal is coated in the marshmallow.
- Using a buttered spatula or greased wax paper evenly press mixture into a baking sheet. Cool completely.
- Use larger paw print cookie cutter to cut treats from the regular crispy rice treats. If the treats are loose, press additional crispy mixture into the cookie cutter before releasing the shape onto waxed paper. Reshape the remaining cereal in your baking pan until all is used.
- Use smaller paw print cookie cutter to cut treats from the cocoa crispy treats.
- Then, use the cookie cutter to remove the middle from the regular crispy treat. Push the cocoa crispy treat into the middle of the regular crispy treat.
- Press mini chocolate chips into the claws of the smaller paw print.
- Press milk chocolate chips into the pad of the cocoa crispy treat and into the claws of the regular crispy treat.
- Store in an airtight container. Best within 2 days.
Be sure to store them in an airtight container and separate the layers with waxed paper.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 190Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 74mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 5gSugar: 6gProtein: 5g