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Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with Dr. Seuss Snacks: Green Eggs and Ham and a Cat in the Hat parfait! This is such a fun treat for your young kids to celebrate reading. I used to love making these for my daughter and even now that she’s a teenager she gasped with delight when she saw them on the counter.

These snacks are easy and fun and the parfait is also great for breakfast anytime!

green eggs and ham made from various candies on a white plate.

Easy Dr. Seuss Snacks

Whether you’re celebrating Dr. Seuss or reading in general, it’s so much fun to make themed snacks!

I made these the first time when Jordan was in first grade – 8 years ago! I was super excited because she could read and had to do it regularly. Oh, if I only knew how irritating getting her to read would be, ha!

I’m the unique one in my family; reading is something I do regularly. I’ve always got a book with me! Jordan, not so much. If only making fun treats like this would work now like it did then…now she’d just roll her eyes and ask to listen to a book on tape.

If you’re looking to celebrate Dr. Seuss day on March 2 or are throwing a Dr. Seuss themed birthday party, then these treats are a must! Also: they’re easy. I don’t do anything hard around here!

green eggs and ham made from various candies on a white plate.

Green Eggs and Ham Snack

Green Eggs and Ham was one of my favorite books to read to Jordan! I loved reading Dr. Seuss to her because it was so fun to read with the rhyming – we could almost turn them into songs.

To make the green eggs and ham you need just a couple ingredients:

  • Mini Oreos (I used white chocolate covered Oreo Thin Minis)
  • Green Mini M&Ms
  • White chocolate chips
  • Fruit Leather
how to make green eggs and ham out of cookies and candy

To make the green eggs, you simply “glue” the green Mini M&M onto the mini Oreo with white chocolate. Melt the chocolate chips and just dab a little bit onto the center of the Oreo with a toothpick, then add a green M&M.

You can also start with plain Oreos dip them in melted white chocolate but that’s so much more work.

To make the “ham” I used fruit by the foot. You can also use fruit roll-ups or any fruit leather. Just trim it to size and you have bacon!

cream and strawberries parfait in a clear class.

Cat in the Hat Parfaits

The other Dr. Seuss book we loved was Cat in the Hat. I could have read that book every day (and some weeks we did!)

The red and white striped hat is an iconic image so I turned the Cat in the Hat into fruit and yogurt parfaits! By layering greek yogurt and strawberries you get a healthy snack that doubles as breakfast.

How to make a cat in the hat parfait for dr. Seuss snacks

To make the parfaits, simply mix together some vanilla greek yogurt (or plain) with cool whip. Layer this in a small glass with chopped strawberries. Easy!

These two easy snack ideas are the perfect addition to any Dr. Seuss party – or just because you’re hoping to get your kids to want to read!

green eggs and ham made from various candies in a small metal pan.

Other Dr. Seuss Snack and party ideas

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Dr. Seuss Snacks

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Make green eggs and ham out of cookies and fruit leather and make cat in the hat parfaits out of strawberries and greek yogurt – these are a fun treat for Dr. Seuss day!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 2 servings
Serving Size 1 serving


For the Green Eggs and Ham

  • 10 mini white chocolate coated Oreos
  • ¼ cup white chocolate chips
  • 10 Mini green M&Ms
  • 1 Fruit by the foot

For The Cat in the Hat Smoothie

  • ¾ cup fresh strawberries chopped
  • 1 approximately 5 ounce container greek yogurt vanilla, fat-free is best
  • ½ cup Cool Whip
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For the Green Eggs and Ham

  • Melt the chocolate chips on 50% power, stirring each 30 seconds, until melted and smooth. Using a toothpick, drop a teeny bit of chocolate on top of each white chocolate Oreo and top with a green mini M&M. Let dry.
  • Slice small lengths of fruit by the foot and cut the edges to look like jagged bacon.

For The Cat in the Hat Smoothie

  • Mix Cool Whip and yogurt. Place a bit in the bottom of two small glasses.
  • Top with chopped strawberries, and then continue layering until your glass is full.

Recipe Notes

You can also blend the strawberries with apple juice in a blender if you want a more drinkable smoothie.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 448kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 310mg | Potassium: 296mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 33IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 5mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Snack
Cuisine American

Dr. Seuss Snacks for his birthday! Make Green Eggs & Ham and Cat in the Hat Parfaits – these easy snacks are perfect for school or for kids parties!

Dorothy Kern

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  1. Made the “Green Eggs and Ham” with my daughter to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday last night. It was a fairly easy activity to do with her which was nice. She had the pleasure of picking green M&M’s from a large bag of them, as well as dropping mini Oreos into the almond bark. We used regular sized milk chocolate M&M’s and allotted 5 pretzel sticks for ham for each green egg. We had fun eating them too. Thanks for sharing!

  2. If you are short on time or doing with a large group (we did this last year in pre-k with 27 kids) just spoon small blobs of white frosting on top of the pretzel sticks and top with the green m&m, looks the same, much quicker! Another thing we do is Horton biscuits with pilsbury biscuit dough. Use 2 circles per child. 1 for the elephant face, the other split into 3 pieces, 2 curves for the ears, and 1 straight piece for the truck. use m&ms for the eyes, sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon, yum!