Monkey Sandwiches

Feb 4, 2016

With Chinese New Year quickly approaching, we thought we'd whip up some monkey sandwiches to honour and celebrate the Year of the Monkey! 

I'm sure you have some little monkeys of your own who will appreciate this fun and tasty treat.

You Will Need:

  • pumpernickel and light rye bread
  • bananas
  • raisins
  • chocolate hazelnut spread, cream cheese, peanut butter or jam
  • spinach
  • 2 round cookie cutters—one large and small


1. Use your cookie cutters to cut one round from your pumpernickel bread and one round from your light rye bread. 

A piece of bread with a round cookie cutter on top.

2. Your monkey face should look like this! You can attach the "mouth" part with anything you'd like: jam, cream cheese, peanut butter or chocolate hazelnut spread. 

The base for a monkey sandwich.

3. Spread your spread all over the bottom slice of bread if you desire, or leave it as is.

4. Slice up your banana: use two slices for eyes and slice one in half for ears. Use raisins for pupils and nostrils and a piece of crust for the mouth. Add spinach leaves and serve to your delighted little folk (if you're like me, you may also enjoy one yourself!).

Happy Chinese New Year to you all!

Article Author Maureen Macmillan
Maureen Macmillan

Maureen Macmillan is one half of the blog Twig and Toadstool. The blog is primarily a natural based craft blog that she created with the help of her friend Shanti. They create beautiful crafts made out of natural and beautiful materials, things that are inspired by Mother Nature, embellished with glitter, whimsy and imagination! Maureen is a mother of two beautiful girls, ages five and 10, and she feels fortunate enough to live in a part of Eastern Ontario where she is surrounded by the beauty of the natural world and part of a community of parents who encourage creativity and JOY!

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