Snacks for VBS – Part 3 – Fish Bait

Today, I give you the last of the VBS snacks. I call this one fish bait. I don’t know if this is what this snack is really called, but sticking with an underwater theme, it just seems appropriate and the name seems to fit. It is a combination of all things kids love to munch on for snacks.

The “fish bait” is a combination of goldfish, Swedish fish, pretzel sticks and popcorn. I also added the rest of the Sweet Tarts for more color. Besides, I had them, so why not use them, right? Just combine everything together and mix well, then bag them up. To make it more fun, I bagged them in colorful bags.

I just kept adding to my bowl as needed and stirring it all up until I had got used it all up and my big bowl was empty. In total, I made 92 bags.

If you have been following my VBS series, you would know just busy I was. Even though all of these are very simple, easy-peasy recipes, they were time consuming too, especially since I made them in the volumes that I did. Just to recap, I made about 200 clamshell cookies Snacks for VBS – Part 1 – Clamshell Cookies, about 130 schools of fish Snacks for VBS – Part 2 – Schools of Fish and about 92 bags of fish bait – ALL in one day. I was wiped out at the end of the day. They were all a lot of fun to make, and definitely for a very good cause. They were labors of love, but I would do it all again in a heartbeat.

The VBS starts today and will continue all through the week, and all these snacks will hopefully be enjoyed by all the kids who attend all week long. Lacy did a FABULOUS job of decorating the church too. One of our other parishioners drew and painted all these fabulous cutouts of all kinds of marine life. She did an amazing job with these too. They were used to transform the church into an aquarium for the week. The kids are well on their way to becoming underwater enthusiasts.

Have a great day and a great week Everyone. Stay cool, stay safe, stay well and carry on. ‘Tl next time.


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

6 thoughts on “Snacks for VBS – Part 3 – Fish Bait”

  1. This takes me back to when my kids were in Vacation bible school. The parents helped out with supplying snacks for all the kids. My husband and I had blue jello to find. We drove all around the city looking for blue jello and finally found some at a Rancho Mexican market. They made a underwater jello cup for the kids and filled the jello cups with gummy fish. It looked really cool. Love the snack bags you made, I’m sure the kids will too.

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