Holiday helpers

Keep the little ones fuelled for school holiday adventures with these tasty treats. Made in just three super simple steps these snack recipes for kids are exactly what long holidays call for.

  1. Apple nachos

    Apple and Caramel Final 636x418px mini1. Heat 75g Tesco Finest salted caramel sauce in a small saucepan set over a medium-high heat until warmed through.

    Apple step 1 636x418px mini2. Slice 2 apples into 0.5cm wedges.

    Apple step 2 636x418px mini3. Lay the wedges out flat on a plate. Drizzle over the warm caramel sauce and sprinkle over 100g raisins, so that they stick to the caramel.

    Apple step 3 636x418px miniCalories 172 (9%), sugar 30.9g (34%), fat 4.5g (6%), saturates 2.8g (14%), salt 0.19g (3%), based on 4 servings.

  2. Cucumber sandwiches

    Cucumber Sarnie Final ALT 636x418px mini1. Using a vegetable peeler, peel stripes down the side of 1 whole cucumber. Slice the cucumber evenly in half crosswise, then cut each half lengthwise through the middle. Scoop out the seeded middle with a teaspoon to make four canoe shapes.

    Cucumber step 1 636x418px mini2. Using 40g cream cheese, fill each canoe with some cream cheese.

    Cucumber step 2 636x418px mini3. Roll up a piece of ham, using 1 x 125g pack of wafer thin oak-smoked ham, and put on top of the cream cheese. Spread a little more cream cheese (35g) on top of the ham to stick the halves together. Stick the canoes on top of each other and slice each canoe into 3 separate sandwiches. 

    Cucumber step 3 636x418px miniCalories 214 (11%), sugar 4g (4%), fat 14.9g (21%), saturates 8.1g (41%), salt 1.58g (26%), based on 2 servings.

  3. Date and cinnamon rolls

    Cinnamon Rolls Final 636x418px mini1. Preheat the oven to gas 8, 220°C, fan 200°C. Line a baking tray with nonstick baking paper. Blend 250g dates and ½ tsp ground cinnamon together in a food processor until smooth.

    Cinnamon Rolls step 1 636x418px mini 32. Unroll 1 x 320g pack ready rolled puff pastry out in front of you and spread an even layer of the cinnamon-date mixture across the pastry using a knife or spoon.

    Cinnamon Rolls step 2 436x418px mini3. Roll the longest side of the pastry away from you, until you have a long rolled cylinder. Cut crosswise into 2cm thick mini rolls. Put them on the lined baking tray and flatten them very slightly with the palm of your hand. Put in the oven for 20-25 mins, until golden.

    Cinnamon Rolls step 3 636x418px mini 3Calories 137 (7%), sugar 12.6g (14%), fat 6.1g (9%), saturates 2.9g (15%), salt 0.2g (3%), based on 14 servings.

  4. Feta and filo rolls

    Feta Rolls Final 636x418px mini1. Preheat the oven to gas 7, 220°C, fan 200°C. Unroll 3 filo pastry sheets and halve into 6 squares.

    Feta Rolls step 2 636x418px mini2. Slice a 150g block of feta width-ways into 1cm wide fingers. Take a pastry square and lay flat with a corner pointing towards you in the shape of a diamond. Put a piece of feta horizontally across the bottom corner.

    Feta Rolls step 1 636x418px mini3. Roll the bottom point facing over the feta and keep rolling until you get to the middle of the filo sheet. Fold each side corner into the middle to create an envelope shape, then keep rolling until you get to the top corner. Paint the top corner with a little oil or water to help it stick together. Fold it down. Repeat until you have 6 filo rolls. Put them on a baking tray lined with nonstick baking paper and bake in the oven for 15-20 mins, until golden. Serve with 150g mild salsa dip.

    Feta Rolls step 3 636x418px mini miniCalories 140 (7%), sugar 2.7g (3%), fat 6.3g (9%), saturates 3.6g (18%), salt 0.94g (16%), based on 6 servings.