With a Peep Peep here, and a Peep Peep there: An Easter-themed snack for a Cub Scouts meeting

For weeks our first grader has been reminding me that soon it would be our turn to bring the snack to Cub Scouts. I haven’t focused much on it, but he has been taking it very seriously.
Our turn came the Wednesday before Easter—Spy Wednesday—so I suggested we should bring pretzels. Pretzels are very Lenten, of course.
A certain Cub Scout I know wasn’t convinced that was adequate.

Pretzels and apple crushers, I suggested?
That wasn’t enough either.
He reeled off a list of foods I could make. It sounded like fun—and a fair amount of work.
Then one of my friends mentioned she was making peep kabobs for a school treat.

Peep kabobs? That sounded like something even I could handle without too much effort. There are elaborate ones online that are far superior to what I designed, but I was fairly sure the Cub Scouts wouldn’t be Googling or Pinteresting to compare. 
So I took grapes, watermelon chunks, skewers, and some peeps—the bunny kind—and assembled them. I used wax paper between the layers and refrigerated them all day. I didn’t deliver them myself to the children since my husband handled going to the actual Cub Scouts meeting, but he said the children loved them.

I did also include pretzels and string cheese because you certainly can’t send a snack without multiple food groups. And our little Cub Scout was so proud.
I think I’m off the hook now for the rest of the year. Well, except for the camping trip I’m going on in a few weeks. Anyone want to offer camping tips?

Rita Buettner

Rita Buettner

Rita Buettner is a wife, working mother and author of the Catholic Review's Open Window blog. She and her husband adopted their two sons from China, and Rita often writes about topics concerning adoption, family and faith.

Rita also writes The Domestic Church, a featured column in the Catholic Review. Her writing has been honored by the Catholic Press Association, the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association and the Associated Church Press.