Catch the Waves-Crab-wich Sandwich

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Catch the Rays of summer at home in your own backyard with these easy to create fun food ideas for your kids.  Grab your shades and beach towel you are about to catch rave reviews for this summer time impromptu lunch.Make waves at the table with these creative lunch ideas for your kiddos. Expect smiles as big as surfboards as your kid’s look in wonderment at a table filled with brown sugar “sand”, candy “seashells” and “crab”-wich sandwiches. To finish the beach inspired lunch, serve frozen triple fruit popsicles and sunshine lemon cupcakes.

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Catch the Waves-Crab-wich Sandwich
Ingredients

4 -mini croissants

2 cups sandwich filling- crab salad, chicken, egg, tuna, turkey

24-mini peeled, slender baby carrots

4 ounces cream cheese

8 blueberries

2 red delicious or gala apples

 

Instructions

Slice open the croissant and fill with desired filling.  Tuck six baby carrots into sides of sandwich or lay on plate.  Roll 8- ½ inch rounds of cream cheese into balls.  Insert cream cheese ball with blueberry on 8 long toothpicks. Insert two sticks, one set of two for each sandwich for the eyes.  Cut apples into claw shapes and place on the front of the points of the croissant sandwich.  Finish the crab by attaching a small sliver of apple for the smile with a dab of cream cheese.

Serve this sandwich on a bed of brown sugar “sand” and sea shell candies.

Seashell Candy - 1 cup white candy melts or almond bark pieces, sea shell candy mold. Melt bark or melts in zip-lock bag by placing sealed bag in bowl of hot water.  Knead candy until melted. Clip on end of bag and pipe candy into mold.  Let harden then pop out of mold.  Store in plastic container

Mold can be found at confectionery’s house.com.

Yields: 4 crab-looking sandwiches