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Animals in the Swamp

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Questions?? - Contact author Cami Wells, MS, RDanimal crackers

Kids love to dip! This is a super-easy snack to make with kids. Even little ones can help stir the pudding mix into the yogurt. Just make sure to provide a non-breakable bowl with enough room to prevent spills.

Makes 4 servings

  • 8 ounces vanilla yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon chocolate instant pudding mix
  • Animal crackers
  1. Combine yogurt and pudding mix.
  2. Serve 1/4 cup of “swamp” to each child.
  3. Dip crackers into the “swamp” and enjoy.
  4. Refrigerate any extra "swamp" within 2 hours and eat within to 3 to 4 days.
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