Make this easy DIY Easter Story Snack Mix using available snacks from the grocery store. This goodie bag to so simple to make and a great way to teach kids the true meaning of Easter while enjoying tasty snacks. Let’s remember the good news of Easter and share it with those around us!
Awhile back on Etsy I saw a Creation Story Snack Mix Activity. I can’t remember exactly how it goes, but activities included using white and dark chocolate chips for the creation of night and day, and blueberries for God creating the waters. I’ve always thought that props are great visuals for story-telling. Better yet, edible props! What a great idea!
Since then, I’ve always wanted to make my own Creation Story Snack Mix for my toddler. However, I just never got around to doing it. I think it’s because there’s not a holiday associated with celebrating the Creation Story. It’s like not having a deadline.
This year, while looking for Christ Centered Easter activities, I stumbled across The Easter Story Snack Mix. This reminded me that I had wanted to make my own Creation Story Snack Mix all along. On top of that, the Easter story of Christ resurrecting from the dead is still seriously one of my favorite. You just cannot top Christ defeating death! Whoo hoo!! I thought this would be the perfect activity for my toddler, and also as a gift for his little friends. Personally I think this is a great gift for adults too! I mean, seriously who doesn’t love a little snack, especially one that reminds us of God’s amazing grace to us!
Today I’m sharing with you my version of The Easter Story Snack Mix. I love that you can pull out a snack and they each represent a part of the Easter story. There is also a bible verse associated with every snack item.
The Easter Story Snack Mix Free Printable. Available in PDF in my free resource library.
Materials for Making Easter Story Snack Mix:
To make this easy Easter Story Snack Mix, you will need the following:
- The Easter Story Free Printable (Available in my free resource library)– subscribe to get the email. I promise no spam! Just occasional updates of new projects I’m working on.
- White Marshmallows – You can use jumbo or mini ones.
- Chocolate – for dipping marshmallows
- Thin Pretzel Rods – Use 1 and a half pretzel rods to look like a cross. You could also use some melted chocolate to glue the cross together.
- Craisins – I used reduced Sugar ones
- Oreos – I used Dark Chocolate Oreo Thins because I thought the dark color better resembles a “stone”. (optional) use chocolate Oreos if you also want to make “dirt” that sticks onto the chocolate dipped marshmallows. This emphasizes that prior to Jesus’s work on the cross, we are all “covered with dirt (sin)”. Otherwise, golden Oreos work too (represents the stone that was rolled away)
- Lion Shaped Animal Crackers – I used Stauffer’s , but any brand will work. Okay…so I know in the photos there’s a bag of Barnum’s, but I went through 4 packs of Barnum’s and could not find a single lion! I don’t know if it’s just my batch…but I totally thought there would be lots of lions in there since there a photo of a lion on the bag.
- Clear Bag with twisty tie – for packaging. The size doesn’t matter. If you want to pack lots of snacks use a big clear bag, otherwise, use a small one. Alternatively you can also use snack sized zip-lock bags too.
- Ribbon (optional) – for decorative purpose if you want to tie around the snack bag.
- Card Stock – for backing the Easter Story free printable. Or just print it out on card stock.
How to Make Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows
To Make Chocolate dipped Marshmallows, you will need the following:
- Chocolate for Melting – I used Guittard Dark Chocolate Chips. I also love 72% Pound Plus Chocolate from Trader Joes. But any chocolate will do.
- Chocolate Oreos – if wanting to make crushed chocolate cookie “dirt”
- Microwaveable bowl
- Zip-lock Bag
- Rolling Pin
- Tooth picks – helps with dipping the marshmallows in chocolate
- Parchment Paper
Melt chocolate in microwave by microwaving on high for 1 minute. Remove bowl and stir. At this point, your chocolate may still be completely unmelted, which is fine. Then, microwave for another minute on 50% power and give it another stir. Next, microwave for 30s on 50% power, and continue checking until all the chocolate have melted. Once the chocolate is completely melted, drop marshmallows in and turn it around using a toothpick. Gently pick up dipped chocolate marshmallows with toothpick and place on parchment paper.
If you use jumbo marshmallows, you may choose to only dip 1/2 or 3/4 of the marshmallow (instead of the whole marshmallow).
To make edible “dirt”, remove chocolate cookie from the filling and place in a zip-lock baggie. Close the bag and use a rolling pin to crush the cookies so they become powdery. Don’t worry if there are still small bits left. Next, sprinkle liberally over the chocolate dipped marshmallows.
Allow dipped marshamallows to set in fridge (about 15 minutes) before packing
How to Make the Easter Story Snack Mix
To Assemble The Easter Story Snack Mix, simply put all the ingredients into a clear bag and tie it up. I put a ribbon over the bag to make it looker nice.
Note: When packing the snack bags, I just made sure there was at least one lion cracker in the bag. I included other animals too (since I didn’t what to do with them), but it’s up to you!
Also, marshmallows (especially the mini ones) dry up rather quickly in an unsealed bag. So I recommend packing these goodie bags 1-2 days before you plan to give them out for maximum freshness!
You can also print the Easter Story Printable on card stock. Or, you can print on regular paper and back it on a piece of card stock (like I did below). I also recommend punching a hole on the printable and tying the ribbon through so they stay together.
How to tell the The Easter Story using Snack Mix:
To tell the Easter Story, present (and eat) the snacks in the following order:
- Chocolate Dipped Marshmallow – Represents people who are sinners and dirty (unrighteous) before a holy God For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23)
- Thin Pretzel Rods – Represents the cross where Christ died in order to satisfy the wrath of God that we (sinners) rightly deserve.
He Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By His wounds You have been healed. (1 Peter 2:24)
- Craisins – Represents the blood of Christ shed for us, so that our sins are paid for and we are forgiven by God. In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace. (Ephesians 1:17)
- Oreos – Represents the stone that was rolled away from Jesus’s tomb on the third day. Jesus’s friends had prepared spices and ointments to rub on His body. However, when the friends arrived at His tomb they found that it was empty!
And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus (Luke 24:2)
- Lion Shaped Cookie – the Lion of Judah represents King Jesus. Although Jesus had died on the cross, He came back to life! This means He has conquered sin and death! The power of death was nothing compared to the power of God.
Stop weeping! Look closely, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has overcome and conquered! (Revelation 5:5)
- White Marshmallow – Jesus’s death on the cross paid for what our sins deserve (death). Therefore, His righteousness becomes our righteousness. When we accept (by believing in faith) what Jesus has done for us, we become pure and white In God’s eyes. God no longer sees us as sinners, but He sees the righteousness of Christ upon us!
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1: 9)
Other Ideas for The Easter Story Snack Mix
- Donkey Shaped Animal Cracker/Cookie – Represents the Colt that King Jesus sat on as He entered Jerusalem, just prior to His crucifixion
Fear not, daughter of Zion; Behold, your King is coming, sitting on a donkey’s colt!” (John 12:15)
- Round Cracker (Ritz, water crackers, rice crackers, etc) instead of Oreos to represent the stone that was rolled away
- Sweet Treat (can be anything) – Represents tasting and savoring God’s goodness.
Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him (Psalm 34:8)
- Empty Plastic Egg – Represents the empty tomb because Jesus is risen!
But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for He has risen, as He said.” Matthew 28: 5-6
I hope you enjoyed this easy and fun The Easter Story Snack Mix tutorial. Let’s not forget the true meaning and GREAT NEWS of Easter this year, and share it with those around us. Happy Easter! Jesus is Alive!
- EASTER STORY FREE PRINTABLE
- WHITE MARSHMALLOWS
- THIN PRETZEL ROD
- LION SHAPED ANIMAL CRACKERS
- CLEAR TREAT BAG WITH TWISTY TIE
- RIBBON (optional)
- MICROWAVE SAFE BOWL
- ZIPLOCK BAG
- ROLLING PIN (optional) - for crushing oreos to make edible "dirt"
- HOLE PUNCHER
HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE COVERED MARSHMALLOWS:
- Melt chocolate in microwave by heating on high for 1 minute.
- Remove bowl and stir. At this point, your chocolate may still be completely unmelted, which is fine.
- Then, microwave for another minute on 50% power and give it another stir.
- Next, microwave for 30s on 50% power, and continue checking until all the chocolate have melted.
- Once the chocolate is completely melted, drop marshmallows in and turn it around using a toothpick.
- Gently pick up dipped chocolate marshmallows with toothpick and place on parchment paper.
- (Optional) To make edible "dirt", remove chocolate cookie from the filling and place in a zip-lock baggie. Close the bag and use a rolling pin to crush
the cookies so they become powdery. Don't worry if there are still
small bits left.
- Next, sprinkle liberally over the chocolate dipped marshmallows.
- Allow dipped marshmallows to set in fridge (about 15 minutes) before packing.
HOW TO MAKE EASTER STORY SNACK MIX:
- Print Printable on cardstock and cut out.
- Put all the ingredients into a clear bag and tie it up. I put a ribbon over the bag to make it looker nice.
- Punch hole in printable and tie it to the bag.