Burning Bush Snack Ideas

Updated April 17, 2017

In Exodus 3:1-15, an angel of God appears to Moses through a burning bush. Miraculously, the flames engulf the bush, but it does not burn. Moses takes a closer look, and God calls to him through the bush. God asks Moses to lead the Israelites out of Egypt and into Canaan. This Old Testament event provides many wonderful teaching opportunities for children, and a creative snack can accompany the lesson.

Broccoli and Cheese

Fill small, clear plastic cups about half full with creamy pimiento cheese spread, then insert a large, fresh broccoli floret into the centre of the cheese. The broccoli floret represents the bush, and the cheese represents the fire engulfing the bush. Optionally, print a picture of Jesus with your computer and carefully cut it out, then tape or glue the picture to a toothpick. Stick the toothpick into the broccoli floret so that the picture of Jesus extends above the cup.

Chow Mein Noodles

Make the "Easter Nests" recipe ( but, instead of chocolate, use red, orange, and yellow candy melts mixed with the chow-mein noodles to give the appearance of a fiery bush. Optionally, instead of jelly beans on top, use red, yellow, and orange M&Ms or Skittles.

Chocolate Cupcakes

Bake your favourite chocolate cupcake recipe (ideally, using brown cupcake liners). Frost the tops of the cupcakes with green icing (to resemble a leafy bush). Drizzle red, orange, and yellow frosting on top of the green "bush" to resemble "flames." Optionally, colour fondant red, orange, and yellow; roll out with a rolling pin; then cut small "flames" to adorn the cupcake tops.

Sugar Cookies

Bake your favourite sugar cookie recipe, then drizzle red, orange, and yellow frosting on top to look like "flames."

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Originally from Indiana but now based in upstate New York, Lisanne Jensen has written professionally since 1988. Her journalism career includes government and features reporting for several Indiana newspapers, book editing, and marketing/graphic design. She holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in journalism and French from Indiana University.