The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear
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Red, Ripe Strawberry Sandwiches with Whipped Cream Cheese

This recipe was inspired by The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear. To learn more about the book and see our other activities for this book, click here.

The Little Mouse tries several ways secure his Red Ripe Strawberry from the Big Hungry Bear, including locking it up with a heavy chain, burying it, and dressing it and inviting it to tea.

We've taken the extra precaution of hiding our own strawberries between two slices of lightly toasted bread spread with honey-sweetened and cinnamon-spiced whipped cream cheese. Surely a bear would never think of looking there! For extra precaution, we followed the example set in the book and consumed the sandwiches containing the precious berries posthaste after assembling!

Young Readers in the Kitchen

Depending on age and cooking skill-level, kids can help:

  • Toast the bread slices
  • Measure Whipped Cream Cheese ingredients into food processor
  • Spread cream cheese onto bread slices
  • Wash strawberries
  • Arrange sliced strawberries on bread

Red Ripe Strawberry Sandwiches with Whipped Cream Cheese

Red Ripe Strawberry Sandwiches with Whipped Cream Cheese

Serves 2.

Ingredients

Whipped Cream Cheese

  • 2 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Sandwiches

  • 4 slices whole wheat bread
  • 4 strawberries

To make the Whipped Cream Cheese:

  1. In a food processor combine cream cheese and milk. Whip about 30 seconds until smooth and light, scraping down sides to ensure the milk is well incorporated. Add cinnamon, honey, and vanilla and process until combined.
  2. Lightly toast bread slices.

    Red Ripe Strawberry Sandwiches with Whipped Cream Cheese

  3. Wash strawberries and thinly slice. 

    Red Ripe Strawberry Sandwiches with Whipped Cream Cheese

  4. Divide whipped cream cheese among the 4 sliced of bread. 

    Red Ripe Strawberry Sandwiches with Whipped Cream Cheese

  5. Divide strawberries between two pieces of bread. 

    Red Ripe Strawberry Sandwiches with Whipped Cream Cheese

  6. Top strawberries with a second slice of bread. For added ease in handling, sliced each sandwich in half. 

    Red Ripe Strawberry Sandwiches with Whipped Cream Cheese

    Red Ripe Strawberry Sandwiches with Whipped Cream Cheese

Comments

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Miss Courtney

Delicious! I want to make one for me.

Amanda @ Dirt and Boogers

Yummy! We love that book around here. Looking forward to making this with my little one.

Winnie

Hey - this is one delicious sandwich!
I'd definitely love to eat it

Mackenzie

This looks awesome; such a great summer recipe too! Thanks for sharing this great post on Saturday Show & Tell @ Cheerios and Lattes last week! :) Hope to see you again this weekend! :)
Mackenzie

Chrissy @ The Outlaw Mom Blog

This looks absolutely delicious! We just went berry picking and have so many strawberries we don't even know how to cook/jam/eat them all. Thanks for sharing the recipe with the Kids Co-op :-)

Lexie

Thank you for all the comments! I hope you enjoy making these with your little ones!

Tricia @ 2 Big, 2 Little

Ooh, those look so yummy :) I may have to try them with my kids (or maybe just for myself lol)

Toddler Approved

Yum!! I have never put fruit in a sandwich before, but this looks delicious!

Danielle

Delicious! I know of a little strawberry fanatic at my house who is going to be one happy boy at lunch tomorrow!

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Looks so good, i am yet to try strawberry in between 2 slices of toast.

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