State Fair Month: Carnival Snack


In keeping with our “State Fair” theme this month, we decided to splurge and have a carnival snack.

My mom used to make graham cracker and frosting treats for us when we were little, so I thought I’d use the same idea, and mix it up to fit our theme.

And animal crackers were perfect for the occasion.

(P.S. I still think it’s strange that they aren’t called animal cookies. I mean, they are clearly cookies. CLEARLY.)

We made things more festive by dipping them in a vanilla frosting dip (with sprinkles, of course). The recipe for the frosting is below.


Homemade Vanilla Frosting Dip (snack size)

1 stick of butter
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Using an electric mixer, beat butter on a low speed until creamy

2. Slowly add confectioners’ sugar. Alternate between medium and high speed to aerate the frosting.  Return to low speed and whip for 3 minutes.

3. Add vanilla and beat until frosting is smooth.