Snack-y ideas for these jars?

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  1. Jem

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    I found these great jars at the Goodwill and want to fill them with semi-healthy snacks for us to grab when we get hungry. I'm thinking a trail mix of some kind, but am open to recipe suggestions and ideas for the second one. We just got the lady cookie jar from my father-in-law and I'm vowing to make a new cookie for it each week. Cookie ideas are welcome as well.

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    Are you looking for snacks for at home or for school?

    Any food allergies?

    Pretzels

    Goldfish crackers

    Dried fruit

    Fruit roll ups

    granola bars

    Oriental mix

    Rice cracker snacks

    Wasabi peas

    Nuts
     
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    I was thinking wasabi peas, I think they are pretty (as well as yummy)
     
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    Just looking at the jars I can't tell if they have good seals. We have a jar that I love, but it is just a glass lid on a glass jar with no seal and anything that I put in the jar has to be sealed in its own packaging or it gets stale before we can eat it!
     
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    My exact thoughts!

    I love the way they look too, but feel if it is not portioned out-I eat too much....maybe it's just my lack of self control!

    If the seal isn't good and you don't want packaged snacks, how about apples/oranges- I use a fruit bowl but think that may look pretty too!
     
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    No rubber seals-just the glass tops. I haven't had issues with staleness while using them before, but it's good to keep in mind. I'm hoping we'll eat the snacks in about a week so they don't sit too long. I'm thinking a simple trail mix and maybe some 'dog chow' this week. I'll keep you guys posted-let me know if you have any other ideas!
     
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    I have these glass jars from Ikea. My favorite jar is the lollipop jar. :) I have issues with my sugar dropping so I keep a jar of lollipop just for when I need a quick sugar boost. In another jar I keep popcorn kernels :)
    I think trail mix is pretty good.
     
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    I like the idea of a lollipop jar if it for in the classroom!
     
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    By dog chow, do you mean the one you make with Crispex??? I love that, haven't made it in a while...I used red colored melting chocolate left over from christmas lollipops once and it looked neat
     
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    Yep, the puppy chow stuff.

    1/2 cup peanut butter
    1/4 cup butter
    1 cup chocolate chips
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    9 cups Crispix cereal (any flavor)
    1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
     
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    Be careful if you have students with nut allergies.
     
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    I'm pretty sure that this is for her house. :)
     
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    Good. We have nutrition policies in my district that make homemade goodies 'illegal':lol::dizzy:
     
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    Oh, of course! I mean, the homemade samosas that my Indian family brought in for our Culture Day celebration must be just really bad for ones health. Yes, it's much better to bring in store bought cupcakes. :rolleyes: :whistle:
     
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    Im sure the samosas were tasty! Me, I'm an equal opportunity eater!(for the most part..I AM a vegetarian!) I refuse to police students' individual snacks, but whole class gets a little dicey considering health concerns, allergies, questionability of students' homemade snacks quality and sanitation...:whistle:
     
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    Wow, individual snacks are not supposed to be homemade? I understand the shared snacks-when ever the kiddies come around with the cupcakes, I take it and throw out after they leave.
     
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    Individual snacks can be anything theoretically, but healthy snacks are encouraged...I don't police it, but there are some who take our nutrition policy TOO seriously, and some not seriously enough...a kid in our middle school went anaphylactic last week due to party snacks outside of the health warnings on that kid....:dizzy:
     
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    Yep, for my kitchen. I'm feeling very domestic these days. Bit by bit, making my dream house and life. ;)
     
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    Almonds. Almonds are supposed to be very good for you. I am diabetic and on WW and eat almonds every day. I have some very old jars with orange lids on them. I keep granola in one, almonds in another, and dried fruit in one. I also store rice in one, and misc. in another. I think I bought Tang in them a hundred years ago. (Yes, I have had them a long time.)
     
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