This snack looks just like Punxsutawney Phil! Your kids will love this groundhog day snack (it’s so easy, they can help make it!). Check out more Groundhog Day Activities For Kids and have fun on this silly holiday.
Will the groundhog see his shadow? Groundhog Day is one of those holidays that is just so funny that everyone in America wants to know the answer!
So, if you’re looking for something to eat on Groundhog’s Day with kids, this recipe is the perfect thing! You don’t have to be a teacher, parent, or kids to enjoy this fun snack. You just have to enjoy playing with your food.
The best thing about this fun snack is that you can make it out of basically anything. Use my photos as inspiration and use whatever you have in your pantry. In fact, I’ll share some easy ingredient swaps you can make.
It’s so much fun to celebrate this made-up holiday with your kids! Grab a bunch of cookies, muffins, and rice cakes, and make your own little groundhog snack.
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Easy Groundhog Snack Ingredients
You can use whatever ingredients you want, but here is a bit more information about the ingredients I used when I made this cute and fun groundhog snack out of rice cakes.
- Chocolate Rice Cake: Use anything as a large, round base. Chocolate pancakes or waffles could work too.
- Hazelnut Spread: A groundhog is brown, so either mix some cocoa powder into your peanut butter or just use hazelnut spread.
- Gingersnap Cookies: These are the cheeks! Any kind of light tan cookies can work.
- Mini Muffins: These are the little round ears. Mini cinnamon rolls could work too.
- Banana: You just need one banana because you’ll slice it and use it for the eyes. Instead of a banana, you could use a tortilla or a small vanilla wafer cookie.
- Chocolate Chips: Any flavor of chocolate chips works – you just need to use them as the eyeballs.
- Heart-shaped candy: This is the perfect shape for the nose! If you can’t find a heart-shaped candy, cut red licorice into the shape you need, or use a small strawberry slice.
- Mini Marshmallows: These are the big teeth! Instead of marshmallows, you could use more banana slices or even draw the teeth with frosting.
How To Make A Groundhog Snack
Here are some step-by-step photos showing you how to assemble an edible Punxsutawney Phil with your kids.
Add Hazelnut Spread
First, spread the hazelnut spread on the rice cake. This acts as the glue and holds all the pieces on the rice cake.
Place the two cookies next to each other on top of the rice cake. These are the cheeks!
Place The Nose and Teeth
Add the heart candy as the nose and the marshmallows as the cute little buck teeth.
Assemble The Eyes
Add the bananas and chocolate chips for the two little eyes. Then, just place the mini muffins on top as the ears! EASY!
Now you know how to make an easy Groundhog Day snack! Here are some more tips and answers to your questions too.
What Ages Of Kids Is This For?
This is perfect for kids of all ages! If you prepare the rice cakes with the Hazelnut spread ahead of time and pre-slice the bananas, even toddlers and preschoolers can create their own groundhogs!
How do you store leftovers?
Leftovers don’t really store well. It’s best to make the groundhog snacks and then eat them while they are fresh.
Is this recipe gluten-free?
Rice cakes are gluten-free, but the gingersnap cookies and muffins are not gluten-free. If it’s important for you to eat gluten-free, I suggest using all gluten-free snacks in this recipe.
More Groundhog Day Activities
If you enjoyed this easy Groundhog snack, here are some more fun Groundhog’s Day activities you should do next.
- Groundhog Day Activity Sheets
- Groundhog Day Coloring Pages Using Rhyming Words
- Groundhog Day Activity Pack
Rice Cake Groundhog Day Snack
- 1 Chocolate Rice Cake
- 2 tbsp Hazelnut Spread
- 2 Gingersnap Cookies
- 2 Mini Muffins
- 2 Banana Slices
- 2 Chocolate Chips
- 1 Heart-Shaped Candy
- 2 Mini Marshmallows
- Spread hazelnut spread over a rice cake.
- Place the gingersnap cookies on the rice cake as the groundhogs cheeks.
- Above the “cheeks” at the point where they meet, press a heart-shaped candy into the crevice. Below this spot, press the mini marshmallows as teeth.
- Above the cheeks, lay the banana slices and put a chocolate chip on each banana slice.
- Put the rice cake on a plate and above the rice cake, put the two mini muffins.
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While Groundhog Day seems a little holiday to celebrate, it sure is fun to guess whether Phil will see his shadow or not. The kids will enjoy it along with this tasty groundhog snack!