Fun with Food Fridays: Happy Peanutbutterpotamus

Happy peanutbutterpotamus sandwich FI

Happy Friday! If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen my earlier peanutbutterpotamus sandwich. I decided to then make one who was smiling for you.

If you want to attempt this one, hippo wants you to know that he is a messy bit of eating. But if you’re all for a sticky-fingered childhood (or adulthood, I’m not telling!) then go for it.

You’ll need:

2 1/2 slices of bread

peanut butter

red jelly of your choosing

a banana

4 raisins

4 mini marshmallows

 

So let’s do it!

Spread peanutbutter on one slice of bread. Then top with generous amount of red jelly.

Take your 1/2 slice of bread and place it on top of the PB&J’d slice  you just made, placing it so that only 2/3  or 1/2 of it is actually overlapping that first slice. Some of the 1/2 slice will stick out over the top of the sandwich. You may need to stick a slice of fruit or cheese or something underneath it to hold it up.

For the last slice of bread, cut a mouth shape out bottom half of the slice, leaving some crust and bread all around it. Then cut off the bottom two corners of the slice to round off the jaw. Keep those corner bits!

Lay the mouth slice on top of your prepared PB& J slice and 1/2 slice. The crust/top of the mouth slice will come up a bit where it overlaps the 1/2 slice. Adds dimension. 🙂 The main thing is to keep the mouth opening centered over the jelly so you get it full of that red color, and none of the half slice is showing through.

Place banana slices for eyes, with raisins for pupils.

Place the cut-off corners of crust from the jaw on top of the head to form ears.

Place four marshmallow teeth in that big happy grin.

Et voila! Enjoy!

 

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