There’s a reason everyone loves finger foods and snacks; it’s fun to play with your food! And when it comes to fun and flavor, what could be better than string cheese? Whether you pull it apart and eat it string by string, or just chomp right into the whole thing, it’s a satisfying snack choice for all ages.
So let’s play with our food! Try these yummy string cheese snack ideas guaranteed to bring on the smiles.
String Cheese Snack Ideas
Use the separated cheese strings to create snowflake designs on crackers.
Make mini broomsticks. Gently push a thin pretzel stick into half of a string cheese stick. Tie on a chive, and carefully pull the ends of the string cheese apart to look like broomstick bristles.
Slice ’em and Skewer ’em
Alternate cheese pieces with mini pepperoni slices.
Alternate cheese pieces, small basil leaves and cherry tomatoes. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt, or drizzle with balsamic vinegar.
Alternate cheese with pineapples, red grapes, green grapes and strawberries.
Place a string cheese stick and a few slices of pepperoni on a crescent roll dough triangle, Roll up, bake as directed on crescent roll package and dip in warm marinara sauce.
Roll up a cheese stick and some pizza sauce inside a small flour tortilla. Heat in microwave for about 15 seconds.
Spread half of an English muffin with pizza sauce. Add desired toppings, if any. Lay string cheese peels over the top. Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until cheese melts. (For Halloween, cross the strings over each other to look like cloth wraps. Use snips of pepperoni, sausage, peppers or olives for eyes.
Play with ’em
Make giraffes. Cut 1/4 of a cheese stick off, leaving remainder in one piece. Insert four thin pretzels into the large piece for giraffe legs. Insert another pretzel stick on the top for the giraffe’s neck and attach the small piece of cheese for the head.
Draw funny characters or faces on the outer string cheese packaging for lunch box fun. At holiday time, turn them into ghosts or snowmen.
Make an octopus or jelly fish. Split open a baked biscuit, pita pocket, English muffin, tortilla or circle sandwich and fill as desired. (Bacon, sausage crumbles, PB & J, chicken, egg salad, etc.) Peel strings of cheese and lay in squiggly patterns to make arms or tentacles. Decorate if you’d like.
Make toadstools by cutting cheese sticks in thirds. Cut cherry or grape tomatoes in half and place on top of the cheese sticks. Use cream cheese as an adhesive, and use dots of cream cheese on the outside of the tomatoes to look like toadstools.
Make a snake or caterpillar by lining up pieces of string cheese, slices of green and red peppers, ham or chicken cubes, tomatoes, etc in a wiggly line.
Make caprese bites by toasting baguette slices. Layer with fresh basil, thin slices of ripe tomato and thin slices of string cheese. Drizzle with a balsamic glaze.
Do you have any other string cheese snack ideas to share?