Recipe Fun & Easy Decorated Snack Toasts for Kids

From Easter to Earth Day, or from Mother's Day to any rainy mundane Monday, this simple snack toast how-to is sure to make your kids smile!

April 14, 2022

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Silver Hills Bakery

Sometimes playing with your food is not only acceptable, it’s encouraged! Get creative, get snacking, and make healthy food fun for all ages with these Fun and Easy Decorated Snack Toasts for Kids.

Easy, simple, and fun, these kid-friendly decorated toast recipes are the perfect edible activity to help kids take their first independent steps in the kitchen or develop their DIY confidence with food. Make them on a special occasion like Easter or Mother’s Day—or pick from one of the many recipe options for a crafty snack that’s always in season.

Healthy decorated toasts like these are a fun and easy way to give your kids hands-on time in the kitchen and connect eating healthy with positive experiences and plenty of smiles. Give your kids healthy ingredients they love, then step back and watch them flex their creative muscles. Kids can transform their decorated toast into their favourite animal or character, or get inspired by one of the recipes below. Let your kids choose their favourite nuts, veggies, and plant-based toppings, and leave the rest to them. The possibilities are endless!

Snap pics of your proud Picassos and their tasty toasts as you make deliciously fun memories together and set them up for a lifelong love of healthy eating. Be sure to smile when you tell them, “Go ahead, play with your food!”

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Easy Decorated Snack Toast Ideas:

Easy Decorated Snack Toasts for Kids - Friendly Faces

Friendly Faces

Make yourself an edible family portrait with these fun face ideas!

Easy Decorated Snack Toasts for Kids - Vegan Marshmallow and Blackberry Sheep

Animals

Bunnies, bears, sheep, or owls—oh my! Tame these toasts or try to recreate your favourite animal!

Easy Decorated Snack Toasts for Kids - Eggs and Bunnies

Eggs

These fun, festive, and colourful toast ideas are perfect for Easter. Or a rainy day that calls for boredom-busting beyond a toast-shaped canvas!

Easy Decorated Snack Toasts for Kids - Earth Day Bicycle

Earth Day Bicycle

A fun Earth Day craft activity for kids, these toasts tint non-dairy cream cheese with natural food colouring to use as edible paint—and transform crusts into tasty terrain!

What you’ll need to make decorated snack toasts:

Our snack toast ideas aren’t recipes in the usual sense—think of them as a collection of ingredients and ideas to use as a springboard into snackable crafting! Mix and match. Swap and substitute. These three basic ingredient groups are all you need to get started:

Bread Base: We used Oat so Lovely and Little Big Bread in our decorative snack toast recipe photos, but any Silver Hills Sprouted Bakery loaf your family loves will do.

Spread: Creating your decorated toast starts with choosing your favourite spread to give your toppings something to stick to. In our examples we alternated between a few options—plant-based cream cheese, hummus, and nut butters are all fine options, but feel free to use whichever spread you prefer.

Toppings: This is where you get to let your creativity shine! Use your favourite veggies, nuts, fruits, berries, and any other plant-based topping you’d like. Decorate your toast to your taste, marvel at your masterpiece, and dig in!

(Scroll down for our easy how-to instructions and a list of ingredient ideas you can use to make snack toasts inspired by the images above or creations from your kids’ own imaginations!)

Recipe Details

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Ingredients

Breads:

Spreads:

  • non-dairy cream cheese (we used Daiya Original Cream Cheese and Daiya Chive and Onion Cream Cheese)
  • hummus (we used red pepper hummus)
  • nut or nut-free butter (we used Sun Butter)
  • coconut cream (no liquid)
  • any other spread you like!

Toppings:

  • grape or cherry tomatoes
  • cucumbers , sliced or cut into strips
  • carrots , sliced or spiralized
  • yellow peppers (or other bell pepper colours), sliced
  • black sesame seeds
  • sesame seeds
  • blueberries
  • raspberries
  • strawberries
  • blackberries
  • bananas , sliced
  • vegan marshmallows (we used MyDandies Marshmallows)
  • alfalfa sprouts
  • pea shoots
  • red onions sliced
  • natural food colouring blue and green (for the Earth Day Bicycle)
  • any other fruit veggie, seed, or topping you have on hand

Instructions

  1. Lightly toast bread, and cut into shapes if desired using a cookie cutter or a glass.
  2. Layer spread onto your Silver Hills Sprouted Bakery bread of choice.
  3. Decorate with an assortment of toppings in whatever shapes, colours, and textures you desire to bring your decorative snack toast designs to life!
  4. Enjoy!

Try these handy tips!

  • For the Earth Day Bicycle, add non-dairy cream cheese to two separate ramekins or bowls and add the green food colouring to one and the blue food colouring to the other. Stir to combine and you’re ready to spread!
  • Love a good vegan cream cheese and have some DIY time to spare? Try our Clean Cashew Cream Cheese recipe and flavour and tint it with fresh herbs or berries just the way you like it!

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