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Try these recipes to get an idea of what kind of snacks are served to kids at Compassion student centers!

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Besitos de Coco

Coconut kisses are a favorite treat in the Spanish-speaking Caribbean islands, such as the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.

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Baked Yams

Children in Ghana like to eat yams for lunch. Yams are often fried, but this healthier version is baked.

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Creamy Lemon Pie

This recipe comes from a camp in Pennsylvania that teaches kids how to cook while also helping people in poverty.

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West African Peanut Soup

In West African countries like Burkina Faso and Togo, people use locally grown vegetables to make soups and stews. Soups are often vegetarian, since many people can’t afford to buy meat.

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People in Burkina Faso love to eat this dish with stews and soups (try it with the West African Peanut Soup). It’s similar to a dish called ugali in Kenya and Tanzania.

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Mango Jam

Mangos are popular in many tropical countries where Compassion sponsors help children.

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Toasted Corn Nuts

Children in the Philippines enjoy snacking on karoke, which are toasted corn nuts, and you can, too!

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Brigadeiro is a special treat for children in Brazil. Mix up a batch to give to your friends!

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Mexican Iced Chocolate

Chocolate has a long history in Mexico, dating all the way back to the Aztecs!

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Golden Couscous

Couscous is a popular food in Africa and Asia. You’ll find couscous at most grocery stores, in boxes and in the bulk aisle. Serves 8.

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East African Chapati

Chapati is a thin, round flatbread common in East Africa. Children in Rwanda enjoy it as a snack with milk or tea, or as a meal with stew. Serves 4.

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A Hot and Tasty Snack

Many kids don't eat snacks because their families don't have enough food. But children at Compassion centers get snacks like this one.

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Black Bean Nachos

With the help of an adult, you will soon be munching on these yummy nachos topped with beans and spices.

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