If you’ve already brought out the swimsuits and pool floaties, you’re ready for summer! Now you just need some poolside snacks! Here are 5 Summer Snacks to Enjoy by the Pool that your family and friends will love.
5 Summer Snacks to Enjoy By the Pool
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These poolside snacks are perfect for pool parties, or just relaxing days with the family!
Salted Chocolate Mandarin Oranges
- Peel mandarin oranges.
- Place the dark chocolate in a microwave safe dish. Microwave for about a minute, then in 10-second intervals until melted.
- Add a tablespoon of coconut oil to the chocolate to make it smooth.
- Dip each of the mandarin oranges slices into chocolate, and place on a lined baking sheet.
- Sprinkle the chocolate with salt.
- Place in the refrigerator for 10 minutes, until chocolate hardens.
Thanks to Deliciously Yum for this fun idea!
Yogurt Banana Pops
This is a huge favorite in my home. These Yogurt Banana Pops are fun for the kids to make, and give them something healthy to eat during a hot afternoon!
Chocolate Dipped Fruit Cones
- Waffle Cones
- Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- Shredded Coconut
- In the microwave, melt the chocolate in a glass mixing cup for about 1 minute — then 10-second intervals, until melted.
- Dip the top of the cone into the chocolate, and sprinkle with shredded coconut or sprinkles. Let cool.
- Fill the cones with fruit including: strawberries, blueberries, grapes, and mango.
Homemade Blueberry Peach Roll Ups
- 4 medium sized Peaches, chopped
- 1 container fresh Blueberries
- 2 teaspoons Honey
- Preheat oven to 170°.
- Cut the peaches, and put them into a food processor. Add 2 teaspoons honey and mix.
- Pour the puree onto a lined baking sheet.
- In the same food processor, pulse the blueberries until smooth.
- Pour over the baking sheet, filling in the holes of the peach puree.
- Then using a rubber spatula, spread the two together and form a rectangle so you have even corners.
- Put in the oven for 6-8 hours until the roll up is dry (it may take longer depending on thickness of roll up).
- Cool and peel from baking sheet.
- Cut into strips and enjoy!
- 2 cups Coconut Water
- 2 cups Pink Lemonade
- Zest of 1 Lemon
- Combine the coconut water and pink lemonade, and set aside.
- Slice the strawberries and add to each popsicle mold.
- Zest about 1/4 teaspoon of lemon for each popsicle, and then place in mold.
- Pour the coconut water/lemonade mixture into the popsicle mold, and put on the lid.
- Put in freezer for 5 hours, or until solid.
Some Of Our Favorite Kitchen Products
You can’t make magic happen in the kitchen without the right kitchen tools! Here are some of our must-haves:
- Fresh Baby Ice Cube Trays with lids
- Cuisinart Food Processor
- The I Heart Naptime Cookbook by Jamielyn Nye
- Giant Popcorn bowl
- Individual Popcorn bowls
- VillaWare Uno Classic Waffle Maker
- VillaWare Farmyard Waffle Maker
- Taco Holder
- Pizza Peel
- Hand Blender
- Pizza Wheel (cutter)
- Pyrex Baking Dishes
- Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Double Burner Reversible Grill/Griddle
- Pizza Stone
- Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Stainless 5-1/2-Quart Saute Pan with Helper Handle and Cover
- BPA free lunch containers
- Egg Rite Egg Timer
- Fit and Fresh container
- One Touch Electric Bottle Opener
- Half Pint Wide Mouth Mason Jars
- Ninja Professional Blender
- Zoku Quick Pop Maker
- Williams-Sonoma Open Kitchen Half Apron in Red or Blue
- Plano Half-Size Stowaway with Adjustable Dividers – for road trip snacks
- Curious Chef 3-Piece Nylon Knife Set
- Cuisinart 2 Quart Ice Cream Maker
- Victorinox Fibrox Straight Edge Chef’s Knife, 8-Inch
- Lemon Squeezer
- Mason Jars
- Apple Corer
- Popcorn Bowl
- MaxiMatic double burner hot plate
- Glass Egg carton
- Black & Decker 4 slice toaster
- Hamilton Beach Hand Mixer
- Cuisinart 8-cup Food Processor
- Meat Mallet
- Ice Cream or Cookie Scooper
- Norpro Butter Keeper
- Norpro Butter Keeper
- 3-Piece Veggie Peeler
- Garlic Press
Summer Treats For the Whole Family
What is your family’s favorite poolside treat? Comment below!