Fun Birthday Party Snacks

You can treat the birthday party guests to tasty snacks! A lot of these recipes can be altered to coordinate with the theme of your fiesta. Providing individual cupcakes for each participant is an awesome way to celebrate a kid’s birthday party. The big cake can be complimented by little cupcakes that fit the theme of the birthday party.

Some favorite birthday party recipes are mice cupcakes, pizza rollups and banana boats. They are all quick and fun treats. These kids' birthday party tips will wow any birthday child.

Mice Cupcakes
Makes 8 "mice"

Ingredients:
*1 pkg. Chocolate Cake mix
*8 scoops vanilla ice cream
*16 sandwich or mint cookies
*Small candies-red hots
*M&M's candies or skittles
*1 pkg. shoestring licorice

Instructions:

1. Prepare cake mix according to package for cupcakes.
2. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.
3. Bake until toothpick comes out clean
4. Cool completely and remove from pan
5. Top each cake with a scoop of ice cream
6. Decorate each cupcake to resemble a mouse
Use 2 mint cookies for the ears, use the candies for eyes nose
and mouth.
7. Cut and insert licorice for the whiskers.
8. Place cupcakes in the freezer for 1/2 hour before serving.

Looking for an awesome treat for a summer birthday party? Give Banana Boats a try. They are a tasty party treat, especially for summer birthday fun.
Ingredients:

*1 banana per child
*Ice cream
*Mini marshmallows and
*Chocolate chips
*Whip cream

Instructions:

1. Slice each banana open lengthwise.
2. Put ice cream, mini marshmallows and chocolate chips in the slit.
3. Add whip cream to the top

Enjoy!

Pizza Rolls
Everyone loves pizza rolls! They have the same awesome flavor of pizza but in a fun, convenient shape. The guests at your child’s birthday party are sure to love this great pizza roll recipe. Their parents will probably phone you the very next day begging for the recipes because their little ones keep raving about it.

Ingredients:

*2 Tbsp. butter, melted
*1/4 tsp. Italian seasoning
*1/4 tsp. garlic powder
*1 can (13.8 oz.) refrigerated pizza crust
*1 cup 2% Milk Shredded Reduced Fat Mozzarella Cheese
*2 Tbsp. chopped onions (optional)
*1 pkg. Pepperoni slices
*1-1/2 cups marinara sauce

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. Mix butter, Italian seasoning and garlic powder until well blended
3. Set mixture aside.
4. Unroll dough onto un greased baking sheet
5. Press into 15x10-inch rectangle
6. Brush with half of the butter mixture
7. Sprinkle with cheese and onions
8. Top evenly with pepperoni.
9. Starting at one of the short ends roll up dough to form a log.
10. Pinch seams and ends together to seal.
11. Position log lengthwise, seam-side down, in center of baking sheet.
12. Brush with remaining butter mixture.
13. Bake 15 min. or until lightly browned.
14. Let cool 5 min.
15. Cut crosswise into 12 slices.
16. Serve with the marinara sauce.

Yield: 12 servings

Add your favorite cut-up fresh vegetables with the cheese and onions.

Substitute olive oil for the melted butter.

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