Friday, September 17, 2010

Back to School Recipes

Juicy Juice Snack Squares
Welcome the back-to-school season with this fun after-school snack. Kids will enjoy making this jiggly treat and parents will love it too because it's made with fresh fruit and 100% fruit juice.

Estimated Time(s)
Preparation Time: 5 min
Cooking Time: 10 min
Refrigerating Time: 2 hr

Servings: 9

5 cups any flavor NESTLÉ® JUICY JUICE® All Natural 100% Juice, divided
4 envelopes (7 grams each) unflavored gelatin
1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries and/or sliced bananas*
1 1/2 cups additional sliced fresh fruit (optional)
2 cups whipped cream (optional)
POUR 1 cup Juicy Juice into large bowl; sprinkle with gelatin. Pour remaining 4 cups Juicy Juice into medium saucepan; bring just to a boil over medium-high heat. Pour into bowl with gelatin; stir until gelatin is completely dissolved.

POUR into 8-inch-square baking dish. Gently stir in 1 1/2 cups sliced fruit; cool. Refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours or until set. Cut into cubes to serve. Top each serving with additional fruit and whipped cream.

*NOTE: 1 1/2 cups frozen, thawed berries or fruit may be used in place of strawberries and/or bananas.

Raisinets Trail Mix
According to a recent "Snack Survey," nearly 90 percent of parents are concerned about both nutrition and good taste when choosing snacks for their kids. With its blend of kid favorites--from pretzels to dried fruit to NESTLÉ RAISINETS--this recipe offers a deliciously nutritious option.

Estimated Time(s)
Preparation Time: 10 min

Yields 9 cups

2 cups NESTLÉ RAISINETS Milk Chocolate-Covered Raisins
2 cups small pretzel twists
2 cups miniature marshmallows
1 cup raisins
1 cup coarsely chopped dried apricots
1 cup coarsely chopped dried apples
COMBINE Raisinets, pretzels, marshmallows, raisins, apricots and apples in large bowl.

NOTE: Any variety of Raisinets can be substituted.

Strawberry and Banana Smoothie

Estimated Time(s)
Preparation Time: 5 min

Servings: 2

1 cup water
3 heaping tablespoons NESTLÉ NIDO Dry Whole Milk
3 tablespoons NESTLÉ LA LECHERA Sweetened Condensed Milk (squeezable bottle)
1 cup chopped fresh or frozen strawberries
1/2 cup ice cubes
1/2 small ripe banana
PLACE water, dry milk, sweetened condensed milk, strawberries, ice and banana in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.

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