“A Sticky Surprise for Dad,” Friend, June 2013, 6
A Sticky Surprise for Dad
This Father’s Day, you could surprise your father or someone else you love with a photo puzzle and some yummy snack mix. Remember to have an adult help you with this craft and recipe.
What you need:
a copy of a favorite photograph
8 to 10 large craft sticks
a craft knife
What to do:
Line up the craft sticks side by side and place tape across the top and bottom of the sticks.
Turn the sticks over. Glue a photo onto the sticks.
Once the glue is dry, have an adult use the craft knife to cut the sticks apart.
Stack the sticks, tie them with a ribbon, and add a card that says something like, “I love it when we stick together.”
Pretzel Sticks Snack Mix
6 cups (840 g) checkerboard-shaped cereal
1 1/4 cups (190 g) mixed nuts
1 1/4 cups (190 g) pretzel sticks
3/4 cup (180 g) melted butter
3/4 cup (135 g) brown sugar
Combine cereal, nuts, and pretzels in a large bowl.
Melt butter in a small saucepan. Stir in brown sugar until it dissolves.
Pour melted butter and sugar over cereal mixture, and stir to coat.
Pour 1/3 of the mixture onto a baking pan. Bake at 325°F (160°C) for 7 minutes. Stir and bake for 7 more minutes.
Spread mixture on waxed paper to cool. Repeat with rest of mixture.