It’s been so much fun having guest bloggers but I’m back and it feels good to be back
So I’m sure the kids are on holiday by now and running all over the house and I’m sure you are wondering what to do with them. Interestingly it seems like when they are on holiday all they do is eat and eat and eat yet complain about not having enough to eat.
So today I’m going to do you a solid. I’m going to help you kill two birds with one stone. You will keep them busy and at the same time you will get them to churn out great snacks that can salvage the hunger. And the best part? They are no bake desserts so no chance of them being hurt by a hot oven.
Ok since Anna thinks so, let’s do this ….
If you don’t know who Anna is then mummy what are you doing? Ask the kids. That would be a great conversation starter.
But hey! On to fun in the kitchen.
NO BAKE COOKIE DOUGH BARS
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter, softened
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chip cookies
- 1 bag white chicolate candy melts
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- Gel food coloring
Step 1: Combine brown sugar and softened butter in a large bowl with a hand mixer until evenly blended.
Step 2: Add in flour, condensed milk, and vanilla extract.
Step 3: Blend on med-high until you have a thick dough.
Step 4: Fold in chocolate chips and sprinkles with a spoon or spatula.
Step 5: Line a square baking pan with parchment paper, then spread dough out evenly in your pan. *Make sure to press firmly all around the surface to get one uniformed layer.
Step 6: Chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
Step 7: While dough is chilling, make your topping by combining white chocolate chips and heavy cream in a saucepan over low-medium heat. Stir frequently until melted and creamy. Add a drop of gel food coloring.
Step 8: Take the dough from refrigerator and pour your topping layer over the surface. Add sprinkles to the top.
Step 9: Return to chill for another hour, then cut and serve.
And there you have it. One amazing no bake snack but there’s more.
Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- 4 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 – 3 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
- Add the butter, sugar, milk, and cocoa powder in a saucepan.
- Bring to a rolling boil, and boil for 1 minute.
- Stir in the peanut butter, vanilla, and oats and drop onto parchment paper paper.
- Let cool until set, about 10-15 minutes.
I’m sure the kids would love this but hey there’s more so why stop at just 2 desserts.
I say it’s never too early to start the kids eating healthy. Why not try these Santa Hats ?
How cute are these Santa Hats? Your kids will just love them and they are so simple to make. Start by slicing the tops of the strawberries off and then dip the bottom in a little natural yogurt. Finally place them on slices of banana and enjoy.
Or maybe get them to make some parfait with you. Very easy and loads of fun to make.
- 1/2 cup plain whole milk yogurt
- 1/4 cup fruit such as fresh or frozen and thawed berries, diced mango, apples, grapes, banana, or any fruit your kids love.
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds, or shredded unsweetened coconut, (optional)
- 1/4 cup crunchy topper such as granola, mini animal crackers, cereals, or broken up graham crackers
- Place half of the yogurt into a small container or bowl.
- Top with fruit.
- Top with the rest of the yogurt.
- Add an even layer of seeds on top of the yogurt, if using.
- Finish with the crunchy topping.
Kids absolutely love this because they get to choose their fruit and toppings.
Enjoy making these delicious meals and making little chefs out of them. Above all enjoy the holiday together.