Yes, yes...Easter is right around the corner.
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As we are sure you are all aware...Animal Crackers are a type of small cookie baked in the shape of circus or zoo animals, such as a lions, tigers, bears and elephants.
In the late 1800′s that these animal shaped cookies were imported to the United States from England and in 1902 animal crackers officially became known as “Barnum’s Animals” and were sold in that very familiar circus themed box that we all know and love today. Speaking of that box...did you know that the string was added so that people could hang boxes of animal crackers from their Christmas tree? Really...it's true.
Now...you can make your own animal crackers from scratch...if you want. But why, when the ones from the box taste so amazing? So instead, how about you try this one...
Mini Key Lime Pies with Animal Cracker Crust
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Don't these look super good? And they are just the thing to celebrate this completely "Unofficial" National Holiday. Not to mention, you can make a few extra and serve them for dessert at Easter.
The recipe for these mini delights requires nothing out of the ordinary...and they seem pretty easy to make, with the overall prep time being only 20 minutes. However, we suggest an actual Animal Cracker as a garnish on top of the whipped cream.