A crunchy jumble of fish-shape crackers, oyster crackers and corn chips makes a hit with kids. Trim sheets of colored paper with scalloped scissors and roll the sheets into cones to serve the mix.
Start to finish: 10 min.
4 cups corn chips
1 6-ounce package bite-size cheddar cheese fish-shape crackers (3 cups)
2 cups oyster crackers
1 cup canned fried mixed vegetable sticks or potato sticks (shoestring potatoes)
1 cup tiny marshmallows
In a very large mixing bowl, combine corn chips, fish-shape crackers, oyster crackers and vegetable sticks. Store in an airtight container up to 1 week. Stir in marshmallows before serving. Makes 11 cups (16 servings).
“Sea creatures” floating in the punch bowl, are actually refreezable plastic ice cubes.
Prep: 12 min. plus chill time.
1 6-ounce can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
4 cups water
¼ cup sugar
1 0.22-ounce envelope blue-color unsweetened soft drink mix
1 1-liter bottle lemon-lime carbonated beverage, chilled
Refreezable plastic ice cubes in fish or shell shapes, frozen
A fish-shape cookie cutter transforms sugar cookie dough into a school of sweet and finned friends with brightly colored icing. Use ¼-inch-diameter dowels and assorted colors of nontoxic paint to create the colorful poles that hold the fish.
Prep: 30 min. Chill: 1 hr. Bake: 8 min. per batch
½ cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons milk
½ teaspoon vanilla
2¼ cups all-purpose flour
4 to 4½ cups sifted powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
¼ cup milk
6¼-inch-diameter wooden dowels, painted in assorted colors