Cute Snack Idea: Cheese and Cracker Chicks!

Spring is here! Celebrate with this adorable afternoon snack your kids will love


Photography by Jill Dubien

These sweet little cheese and cracker chicks were so simple to make, and there really is nothing cuter. I don’t know what it is about little birdies and chicks, but I just love them. My kids gobbled this afternoon snack up in no time and were asking for seconds! Here’s what you’ll need to make them.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 large whole wheat crackers
  • 2 slices of cheese—marble or cheddar will work
  • 1 baby carrot
  • Handful of spinach leaves
  • Black gel food colouring and toothpick
  • Sharp kitchen knife


1. Using your kitchen knife, or a smaller circle cookie cutter if you have one, slice your cheese into circles that are slightly smaller than your crackers. Place these cheese slices on each of your crackers.

2. Using your knife again, slice three thin rounds off your baby carrot. Two of these rounds will be the chick’s feet. For the third round, cut a triangle out of it and place on the chick for the beak.

3. With the remaining piece of baby carrot, slice thin strips lengthwise using your knife. You’ll need about six of them for the chick’s head feathers.

4. Grab a handful of spinach leaves and place around the chicks for added nutrition and colour.

5. Finally, using a toothpick and a tiny dab of black gel food colouring, dot two eyes on each chick.

This is a great afternoon or after-school snack that is not only nutritious, but so cute too! It’s packed with healthy foods that are sure to make your kiddo smile.

jill-dubienJill Dubien is a working mom who loves to craft and cook with her kiddos in her spare time. She has an awesome and supportive husband and 2 wonderful kids—a daughter who is 4 and a son who is 3. Before she had kids, Jill couldn’t cook much of anything except toast and cereal, and really despised being in the kitchen. Jill blogs at Meet the Dubiens, where she shares lots of fun foods and crafts for kids. You’ll find more of her cute recipe ideas here.

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