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Kix in Space! UFO Sandwich

PB & J on white bread, maybe the crusts are cut off. Snooze! PB & J spaceship filled with aliens and hurtling through space? Muuuuuch better. And you needn’t stick with peanut butter and jelly to make this fun sandwich.  Ham and cheese, avocado and tomato, egg salad, pickles and beets? The beauty of this easy-to-assemble spaceship lunch is you can start with any of your favorite sandwiches and dress them up alien-style.

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To make a UFO sandwich:

You will need:*

Any sandwich, on white bread
Any sandwich, on wheat bread
Pretzel sticks
Raisins
Green grapes
Candy eyes
Slices of cheese, bright yellow and/or pale yellow
Kix cereal
Candy eyes
Circle cookie cutters, sizes 4-inches, 3-inches and 1 1/2 -inches
Mini star cutter
Peanut butter (optional)

*Find the candy eyes and cookie cutters in the craft store or online. My favorite set of cutters, which contains all of the circles used here, is this set by Ateco. I use it so much, it’s well worth the investment.

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To assemble your sandwich, first cut a 4-inch circle from the wheat bread sandwich, then cut the circle in half. Cut a 3-inch circle from the white bread sandwich, then cut off the bottom third. Arrange the white bread piece on top of the wheat bread piece.  Cut pretzel sticks into 1 1/2-inch pieces and arrange along the bottom of the UFO, with raisins at the end. Add three Kix cereal pieces along the wheat bread sandwich piece. For the moon, cut out a 1 1/2-inch circle from the pale yellow cheese. For the stars, cut out 1-inch stars from the bright yellow cheese. For the aliens, slice three green grapes in half and arrange on the bread with a candy eye resting on top. Place Kix cereal around the UFO for stars. TIP: To help secure any pieces, use a dab of peanut butter.

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Meaghan Mountford, author of Sugarlicious: 50 Cute and Clever Treats for Every Occasion, has been creating crafty sweets for 15 years. She is especially fond of decorating cookies, marshmallows and putting sweets on sticks. See more on her blog, the decorated cookie.