Mini Graham Crackers and Berry Nut Butter

Mini Graham Crackers and Berry Nut Butter USDA Recipe for Child Care Centers

Graham crackers go great with just about anything. This pairing, which includes fruit and peanut butter, is a tasty winner!
CACFP CREDITING INFORMATION
½ cup fruit
½ oz eq meat alternate
½ oz eq grains
SOURCE
Team Nutrition CACFP Easy Recipe Project
TeamNutrition.USDA.gov
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Prep Time 45 mins
Total Time 45 mins

Ingredients
 

25 Servings

    Weight

    • 6 lb 9 oz Strawberries, frozen, whole, unsweetened, thawed, drained
    • 14 oz Peanut butter, smooth
    • 12½ oz (at last 350 g) Bear-Shaped Sweet Crackers, whole grain-rich (about 1" by 1½", see notes)

    Measure

    • 1 gal + 2 qt + 1 cup Strawberries, frozen, whole, unsweetened, thawed, drained
    • 1½ cups + 1 Tbsp Peanut butter, smooth
    • 1 qt + 2¼ cups Bear-Shaped Sweet Crackers, whole grain-rich (about 1" by 1½", see notes)

    50 Servings

      Weight

      • 13 lb 2 oz Strawberries, frozen, whole, unsweetened, thawed, drained
      • 1 lb 12 oz Peanut butter, smooth
      • 25 oz (at least 700 g) Bear-Shaped Sweet Crackers, whole grain-rich (about 1" by 1½", see notes)

      Measure

      • 3 gal + 2 cups Strawberries, frozen, whole, unsweetened, thawed, drained
      • 3 cups + Tbsp Peanut butter, smooth
      • 3 qt + ½ cup Bear-Shaped Sweet Crackers, whole grain-rich (about 1" by 1½", see notes)

      Quantity
       

      25 Servings

        Weight

        • 6 lb 9 oz Strawberries, frozen, whole, unsweetened, thawed, drained
        • 14 oz Peanut butter, smooth
        • 12½ oz (at last 350 g) Bear-Shaped Sweet Crackers, whole grain-rich (about 1" by 1½", see notes)

        Measure

        • 1 gal + 2 qt + 1 cup Strawberries, frozen, whole, unsweetened, thawed, drained
        • 1½ cups + 1 Tbsp Peanut butter, smooth
        • 1 qt + 2¼ cups Bear-Shaped Sweet Crackers, whole grain-rich (about 1" by 1½", see notes)

        50 Servings

          Weight

          • 13 lb 2 oz Strawberries, frozen, whole, unsweetened, thawed, drained
          • 1 lb 12 oz Peanut butter, smooth
          • 25 oz (at least 700 g) Bear-Shaped Sweet Crackers, whole grain-rich (about 1" by 1½", see notes)

          Measure

          • 3 gal + 2 cups Strawberries, frozen, whole, unsweetened, thawed, drained
          • 3 cups + Tbsp Peanut butter, smooth
          • 3 qt + ½ cup Bear-Shaped Sweet Crackers, whole grain-rich (about 1" by 1½", see notes)

          Ingredients
           

          25 Servings

            Weight

            • 6 lb 9 oz Strawberries, frozen, whole, unsweetened, thawed, drained
            • 14 oz Peanut butter, smooth
            • 12½ oz (at last 350 g) Bear-Shaped Sweet Crackers, whole grain-rich (about 1" by 1½", see notes)

            Measure

            • 1 gal + 2 qt + 1 cup Strawberries, frozen, whole, unsweetened, thawed, drained
            • 1½ cups + 1 Tbsp Peanut butter, smooth
            • 1 qt + 2¼ cups Bear-Shaped Sweet Crackers, whole grain-rich (about 1" by 1½", see notes)

            50 Servings

              Weight

              • 13 lb 2 oz Strawberries, frozen, whole, unsweetened, thawed, drained
              • 1 lb 12 oz Peanut butter, smooth
              • 25 oz (at least 700 g) Bear-Shaped Sweet Crackers, whole grain-rich (about 1" by 1½", see notes)

              Measure

              • 3 gal + 2 cups Strawberries, frozen, whole, unsweetened, thawed, drained
              • 3 cups + Tbsp Peanut butter, smooth
              • 3 qt + ½ cup Bear-Shaped Sweet Crackers, whole grain-rich (about 1" by 1½", see notes)

              Quantity
               

              25 Servings

                Weight

                • 6 lb 9 oz Strawberries, frozen, whole, unsweetened, thawed, drained
                • 14 oz Peanut butter, smooth
                • 12½ oz (at last 350 g) Bear-Shaped Sweet Crackers, whole grain-rich (about 1" by 1½", see notes)

                Measure

                • 1 gal + 2 qt + 1 cup Strawberries, frozen, whole, unsweetened, thawed, drained
                • 1½ cups + 1 Tbsp Peanut butter, smooth
                • 1 qt + 2¼ cups Bear-Shaped Sweet Crackers, whole grain-rich (about 1" by 1½", see notes)

                50 Servings

                  Weight

                  • 13 lb 2 oz Strawberries, frozen, whole, unsweetened, thawed, drained
                  • 1 lb 12 oz Peanut butter, smooth
                  • 25 oz (at least 700 g) Bear-Shaped Sweet Crackers, whole grain-rich (about 1" by 1½", see notes)

                  Measure

                  • 3 gal + 2 cups Strawberries, frozen, whole, unsweetened, thawed, drained
                  • 3 cups + Tbsp Peanut butter, smooth
                  • 3 qt + ½ cup Bear-Shaped Sweet Crackers, whole grain-rich (about 1" by 1½", see notes)
                  *See Marketing Guide

                  Ingredients
                   

                  25 Servings

                    Weight

                    • 6 lb 9 oz Strawberries, frozen, whole, unsweetened, thawed, drained
                    • 14 oz Peanut butter, smooth
                    • 12½ oz (at last 350 g) Bear-Shaped Sweet Crackers, whole grain-rich (about 1" by 1½", see notes)

                    Measure

                    • 1 gal + 2 qt + 1 cup Strawberries, frozen, whole, unsweetened, thawed, drained
                    • 1½ cups + 1 Tbsp Peanut butter, smooth
                    • 1 qt + 2¼ cups Bear-Shaped Sweet Crackers, whole grain-rich (about 1" by 1½", see notes)

                    50 Servings

                      Weight

                      • 13 lb 2 oz Strawberries, frozen, whole, unsweetened, thawed, drained
                      • 1 lb 12 oz Peanut butter, smooth
                      • 25 oz (at least 700 g) Bear-Shaped Sweet Crackers, whole grain-rich (about 1" by 1½", see notes)

                      Measure

                      • 3 gal + 2 cups Strawberries, frozen, whole, unsweetened, thawed, drained
                      • 3 cups + Tbsp Peanut butter, smooth
                      • 3 qt + ½ cup Bear-Shaped Sweet Crackers, whole grain-rich (about 1" by 1½", see notes)

                      Quantity
                       

                      25 Servings

                        Weight

                        • 6 lb 9 oz Strawberries, frozen, whole, unsweetened, thawed, drained
                        • 14 oz Peanut butter, smooth
                        • 12½ oz (at last 350 g) Bear-Shaped Sweet Crackers, whole grain-rich (about 1" by 1½", see notes)

                        Measure

                        • 1 gal + 2 qt + 1 cup Strawberries, frozen, whole, unsweetened, thawed, drained
                        • 1½ cups + 1 Tbsp Peanut butter, smooth
                        • 1 qt + 2¼ cups Bear-Shaped Sweet Crackers, whole grain-rich (about 1" by 1½", see notes)

                        50 Servings

                          Weight

                          • 13 lb 2 oz Strawberries, frozen, whole, unsweetened, thawed, drained
                          • 1 lb 12 oz Peanut butter, smooth
                          • 25 oz (at least 700 g) Bear-Shaped Sweet Crackers, whole grain-rich (about 1" by 1½", see notes)

                          Measure

                          • 3 gal + 2 cups Strawberries, frozen, whole, unsweetened, thawed, drained
                          • 3 cups + Tbsp Peanut butter, smooth
                          • 3 qt + ½ cup Bear-Shaped Sweet Crackers, whole grain-rich (about 1" by 1½", see notes)
                          *See Marketing Guide

                          Ingredients
                           

                          25 Servings

                            Weight

                            • 6 lb 9 oz Strawberries, frozen, whole, unsweetened, thawed, drained
                            • 14 oz Peanut butter, smooth
                            • 12½ oz (at last 350 g) Bear-Shaped Sweet Crackers, whole grain-rich (about 1" by 1½", see notes)

                            Measure

                            • 1 gal + 2 qt + 1 cup Strawberries, frozen, whole, unsweetened, thawed, drained
                            • 1½ cups + 1 Tbsp Peanut butter, smooth
                            • 1 qt + 2¼ cups Bear-Shaped Sweet Crackers, whole grain-rich (about 1" by 1½", see notes)

                            50 Servings

                              Weight

                              • 13 lb 2 oz Strawberries, frozen, whole, unsweetened, thawed, drained
                              • 1 lb 12 oz Peanut butter, smooth
                              • 25 oz (at least 700 g) Bear-Shaped Sweet Crackers, whole grain-rich (about 1" by 1½", see notes)

                              Measure

                              • 3 gal + 2 cups Strawberries, frozen, whole, unsweetened, thawed, drained
                              • 3 cups + Tbsp Peanut butter, smooth
                              • 3 qt + ½ cup Bear-Shaped Sweet Crackers, whole grain-rich (about 1" by 1½", see notes)

                              Quantity
                               

                              25 Servings

                                Weight

                                • 6 lb 9 oz Strawberries, frozen, whole, unsweetened, thawed, drained
                                • 14 oz Peanut butter, smooth
                                • 12½ oz (at last 350 g) Bear-Shaped Sweet Crackers, whole grain-rich (about 1" by 1½", see notes)

                                Measure

                                • 1 gal + 2 qt + 1 cup Strawberries, frozen, whole, unsweetened, thawed, drained
                                • 1½ cups + 1 Tbsp Peanut butter, smooth
                                • 1 qt + 2¼ cups Bear-Shaped Sweet Crackers, whole grain-rich (about 1" by 1½", see notes)

                                50 Servings

                                  Weight

                                  • 13 lb 2 oz Strawberries, frozen, whole, unsweetened, thawed, drained
                                  • 1 lb 12 oz Peanut butter, smooth
                                  • 25 oz (at least 700 g) Bear-Shaped Sweet Crackers, whole grain-rich (about 1" by 1½", see notes)

                                  Measure

                                  • 3 gal + 2 cups Strawberries, frozen, whole, unsweetened, thawed, drained
                                  • 3 cups + Tbsp Peanut butter, smooth
                                  • 3 qt + ½ cup Bear-Shaped Sweet Crackers, whole grain-rich (about 1" by 1½", see notes)
                                  *See Marketing Guide

                                  Ingredients
                                   

                                  25 Servings

                                    Weight

                                    • 6 lb 9 oz Strawberries, frozen, whole, unsweetened, thawed, drained
                                    • 14 oz Peanut butter, smooth
                                    • 12½ oz (at last 350 g) Bear-Shaped Sweet Crackers, whole grain-rich (about 1" by 1½", see notes)

                                    Measure

                                    • 1 gal + 2 qt + 1 cup Strawberries, frozen, whole, unsweetened, thawed, drained
                                    • 1½ cups + 1 Tbsp Peanut butter, smooth
                                    • 1 qt + 2¼ cups Bear-Shaped Sweet Crackers, whole grain-rich (about 1" by 1½", see notes)

                                    50 Servings

                                      Weight

                                      • 13 lb 2 oz Strawberries, frozen, whole, unsweetened, thawed, drained
                                      • 1 lb 12 oz Peanut butter, smooth
                                      • 25 oz (at least 700 g) Bear-Shaped Sweet Crackers, whole grain-rich (about 1" by 1½", see notes)

                                      Measure

                                      • 3 gal + 2 cups Strawberries, frozen, whole, unsweetened, thawed, drained
                                      • 3 cups + Tbsp Peanut butter, smooth
                                      • 3 qt + ½ cup Bear-Shaped Sweet Crackers, whole grain-rich (about 1" by 1½", see notes)

                                      Quantity
                                       

                                      25 Servings

                                        Weight

                                        • 6 lb 9 oz Strawberries, frozen, whole, unsweetened, thawed, drained
                                        • 14 oz Peanut butter, smooth
                                        • 12½ oz (at last 350 g) Bear-Shaped Sweet Crackers, whole grain-rich (about 1" by 1½", see notes)

                                        Measure

                                        • 1 gal + 2 qt + 1 cup Strawberries, frozen, whole, unsweetened, thawed, drained
                                        • 1½ cups + 1 Tbsp Peanut butter, smooth
                                        • 1 qt + 2¼ cups Bear-Shaped Sweet Crackers, whole grain-rich (about 1" by 1½", see notes)

                                        50 Servings

                                          Weight

                                          • 13 lb 2 oz Strawberries, frozen, whole, unsweetened, thawed, drained
                                          • 1 lb 12 oz Peanut butter, smooth
                                          • 25 oz (at least 700 g) Bear-Shaped Sweet Crackers, whole grain-rich (about 1" by 1½", see notes)

                                          Measure

                                          • 3 gal + 2 cups Strawberries, frozen, whole, unsweetened, thawed, drained
                                          • 3 cups + Tbsp Peanut butter, smooth
                                          • 3 qt + ½ cup Bear-Shaped Sweet Crackers, whole grain-rich (about 1" by 1½", see notes)
                                          *See Marketing Guide

                                          Instructions
                                           

                                          • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
                                          • In a large bowl, combine strawberries and peanut butter. Use a hand or stand mixer to blend until smooth. Let sit for 10–15 minutes to settle.
                                          • Place ½ cup (#8 scoop) strawberry-peanut butter mixture in a 6 fl oz cup or bowl. Top with ¼ cup mini graham crackers (bear-shaped) or 14 gm crushed graham crackers (see notes).
                                          • Serve 1 6 fl oz cup or bowl. Serve immediately, or keep cold at 40 °F or lower.

                                          Nutrition INFORMATION

                                          Nutrition Facts
                                          Mini Graham Crackers and Berry Nut Butter USDA Recipe for Child Care Centers
                                          Amount Per Serving (1 6 fl oz cup or bowl Mini Graham Crackers and Berry Nut Butter)
                                          Calories 236 Calories from Fat 90
                                          % Daily Value*
                                          Total Fat 10g15%
                                          Saturated Fat 2g13%
                                          Cholesterol 0mg0%
                                          Sodium 121mg5%
                                          Total Carbohydrates 34g11%
                                          Dietary Fiber 4g17%
                                          Total Sugars 16g18%
                                          Protein 4g8%
                                          Calcium 82mg8%
                                          Iron 1mg6%
                                          *
                                          *Marketing Guide

                                          Notes

                                          • Contains peanuts (peanut butter) and wheat (bear-shaped sweet crackers).
                                          • Choking Prevention: Nut butters can be a choking risk for children under the
                                            age of 4.
                                          • If not serving immediately, do not top strawberry-peanut butter mixture with
                                            crackers, store separately to prevent crackers from becoming soggy/soft.
                                          • If serving other types of sweet crackers, nutrition information and number
                                            of crackers to serve may change. Check the Nutrition Facts label or other
                                            information on the package to make sure you purchase at least 350 g or
                                            12½ oz for 25 servings or 700 g or 25 oz for 50 servings of this recipe.
                                          • The symbol indicates the recipe is whole grain-rich.
                                          • Creditable grains contribution calculated using the Recipe Analysis Workbook,
                                            Method A.
                                          Yield / Volume
                                          25 Servings:

                                          8 lb 4¼ oz

                                          1 qt ½ cup berry nut butter, 1 qt + 2¼ cups crackers

                                          50 Servings:

                                          16 lb 8½ oz

                                          2 qt 1 cup berry nut butter, 3 qt + ½ cup crackers