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Hungry Hippos (Fun Sandwich Recipe for Kids)
- 1 Flatout Foldit (we use the 5 Grain Flax variety)
- Your choice of spreads, such as: peanut butter or other nut butters, sun butter, nut-free Wow Butter soy spread, reduced-fat cream cheese, 100% pure fruit jelly
- Your choice of optional sprinkled toppings, such as: thinly sliced kiwis, grapes, strawberries or other fruits; coconut flakes; thinly sliced almonds or other nuts; granola
- 2 small blueberries
- 1 small grape
- 2 thinly sliced almonds (or an additional grape, for a nut-free option)
- To make each hippo, place Foldit on work surface and carefully cut a thin, curved section off from each side of the "face," as shown in the photo in the post above.
- Open Foldit and spread it thinly with your choice of spreads. Add additional, thinly sprinkled toppings of your choice, if desired. Close Foldit.
- To form the hippo's curved "mouth," gently press the center of the top Foldit layer toward the middle, as shown in the photo above. This will be easiest if there aren't sprinkled toppings such as fruit or nuts right in that area of the hippo.
- For the "nostrils," place a very small dab of whatever spread you're using on each blueberry, and "glue" them into place near the center of the curved mouth.
- For the "eyes," cut a grape in half and dab each cut side with a little spread, "gluing" each eye into place near the top of the hippo, as you did with the blueberry "nostrils."
- Press each almond into place as "ears" at the very top of the head, above the eyes. Cutting a tiny slit in the Foldit first will make this easier. Alternately, for a nut-free option, you can use a sliced grape instead of almonds, securing the grape "ears" in place with a little dab of spread, if needed.