Rice Cake Groundhog Day Snack

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.

An adorable ground hog snack made with a chocolate rice cake and other treats.

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.

More Groundhog Day Ideas:

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.

Groundhog day snack ingredients: rice cake, banana, cookies on a plate
  • 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.

First, spread the hazelnut spread on the rice cake with a spoon.

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!

Add Cheeks

Place the two cookies next to each other on top of the rice cake. These are the cheeks!

Add the heart candy as the nose and the marshmallows as the cute little buck teeth.

Place The Nose and Teeth

Add the heart candy as the nose and the marshmallows as the cute little buck teeth.

Add the bananas and chocolate chips for the two little eyes. Then, just place the mini muffins on top as the ears! EASY!

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!

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.

An adorable ground hog snack made with a chocolate rice cake and other treats.

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.

Print Recipe
No ratings yet

Rice Cake Groundhog Day Snack

This snack looks just like Punxsutawney Phil! Your kids will love this groundhog day snack (it's so easy, they can help make it!).
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Snack
Keyword: groundhog day snack
Servings: 1 snack

Equipment

  • Plate

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Groundhog Day Books For Kids:

An adorable ground hog snack made with a chocolate rice cake and other treats.

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!

creative 1
Susan B

Susan B

Hi, I’m Susan! Thanks for stopping by Oh My! Creative. I like to have fun, make fun things…you know, create stuff! I love DIY, decorating and design and like any girl…shopping and lunch!
Susan B

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.