Two Ingredient Edible Sand

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How to Make Two Ingredient Edible Sand

It’s a few weeks into summer vacation and the kids get easily bored. So bored, that they are bored on vacation <insert eye roll here>. We are visiting my in-laws in Arizona and after a few days of swimming, the kids were already begging to do something else. This led to making edible sand. Thanks to my almost 9 year old, we came up with a great recipe.

How can I say “no” to this face?

We headed to Walmart and purchased a few things:

  • A plastic beach pail
  • Oreos
  • Nilla Wafers

Oreos and Nilla Wafers are the only two ingredients that you need to make the perfect color and texture of edible sand. It looks like beach sand when it’s a tad wet.

Here is What You Need for One Batch

  • 3 oz. Nilla Wafers
  • 4 Oreo Cookies
  • Bowl
  • Cup
  • Blender

How to Make Edible Sand

  1. Place the Nilla Wafers and Oreo cookies in a large bowl.
  2. Use the bottom of a cup to smash the cookies.
  3. Place the mixture in a blender or food processor.
  4. Blend until you get a fine “sand”.

The color is perfect. Mia placed it in a beach pail and ate it directly out of the bucket! Ha! But there are several things you can do with this edible sand, as we quickly found out that a couple scoops are plenty to eat.

You can also try graham crackers, shortbread, and vanilla wafers.

Uses for Edible Sand

There are so many great ways to use this sand for breakfast, dessert, or mid day snacking. Warning! Some ways are healthier than others!

  1. Dip bananas or strawberries in it.
  2. Use it as a topper for a pudding cup or rice pudding cup… any flavor works!
  3. Use it for cupcake or cake decorating for a beach themed party. Don’t forget the mini drink umbrellas and chocolate seashells!
  4. Place it on a plate with seashell cookies on top for a festive and tasty party display.
  5. Layer sliced bananas, vanilla pudding, whipped crème, and edible sand for dessert.
  6. Top your favorite ice cream with it.
  7. Make ice cream sandwiches and dip the edges in sand.
  8. Use it for sensory play… and don’t forget the gummy bears.
  9. Slice apples and peanut butter and sprinkle it on top.
  10. Add it to your yogurt and fruit for breakfast.
  11. Sprinkle it onto a glazed doughnut.
  12. Add melted butter and use it as pie crust.

Now that I have a sweet tooth, here are a few more fun ideas to do with your kids the rest of the summer.

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