Homemade Cinnamon Apple Chips – so easy!

Homemade Cinnamon Apple Chips - so easy!

Homemade Cinnamon Apple Chips – so easy!

Super easy & fun for the kids!

1 Granny Smith apple

2tbsp Better Body Foods coconut palm sugar

1tbsp cinnamon

 

Preheat oven to 225 degrees. Wash & dry apple. Slice the apple as thin as possible using a mandolin slicer (you could try using a knife but it won’t be easy!). Mix together the coconut palm sugar and cinnamon on a plate. Let the little ones get involved by dipping each piece of apple lightly into the mixture on both sides. Place apple pieces on parchment lined baking sheets(2). Bake in the oven for 60 minutes, remove and flip apple slices. Place back in the oven for another 60 minutes, making sure to rotate the baking sheets so that the one that was on the bottom is now on the top.

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Banana & Peanut Butter Toast Towers!

Fun kids food doesn't have to be complex!

Fun kids food doesn’t have to be complex!

Banana & Peanut Butter toast towers for my little guy this morning! Simple ingredients just made a little more fun & exciting by stacking them! Fun kids food doesn’t have to be complex!

4 pieces of bread

1 banana

Peanut butter

(optional: chocolate sauce)

I used a round cookie cutter to cut the circles out and then toasted them in the toaster. Add some peanut butter to the bread and thick banana slices and VOILA, fun little towers.

P.S. – save the crust/cut off bread in zip lock bags in the freezer for using in other recipes as bread crumbs, etc. We also use it to go feed the ducks at the park!

Peanut Butter, Banana & Cocoa Krispies Roll-ups – fun kids food!

Peanut Butter, Banana & Cocoa Krispies Roll-ups!

Peanut Butter, Banana & Cocoa Krispies Roll-ups!

Ingredients:

1 whole wheat tortilla

2tbsp peanut butter

1 banana sliced very thin

1/4cup of cocoa krispies

<optional: 3 small strawberries>

 

Smear peanut butter on top of the tortilla. Next top the peanut butter with thin slices of banana and then the cocoa krispies. Roll tortilla up and cut into slices. Optional: Cut 3 small strawberries in half, lengthwise. Trim into a heart shape with a small paring knife and then attach to the top of the rolls with a broken in half toothpick!

Chocolate spoons scooped in Peanut Butter & dipped in more Chocolate!

Chocolate spoons scooped in Peanut Butter & dipped in more Chocolate!

Chocolate spoons scooped in Peanut Butter & dipped in more Chocolate!

These were so easy to make – awesome summer treat for the kiddos…adults too 😉

So everybody has seen those plastic spoons dipped in peanut butter and then covered in chocolate floating around the Internet.

Well, we just took it to another level at our house! The spoons are made out of chocolate!

I used a chocolate spoon mold that I got at Hobby Lobby for $2.99 to make the spoons. – http://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/cross-on-heart-flexible-soft-mold-793729/

I filled it with melted chocolate and then place it in the freezer to set. After I took the spoon out of the mold, I scooped up some peanut butter with it and then dipped it in red melted chocolate. Next I placed them all back in the freezer until it was time to eat them. YUM!

Fun kids afternoon snack!

Fun kids afternoon snack!

Fun kids afternoon snack!

The sun was made with yellow chocolate & a Wilton mold from Michael’s that was $1.99. I cut it in half and the clouds are made from vanilla greek yogurt & blue food coloring.

The butterflies were made with fruit strips and small fondant cutters.

The people are made with pretzel sticks & Ritz crackers. The faces were made with cheese that I cut with a small fondant cutter. I drew the eyes on with black food coloring & a tooth pick. The hair is made out of sliced deli turkey. The females lips are a piece of candy. The dog is a ‘Walkers Shortbread Scottie Dogs’ cookie that I used a little red/black food coloring on. The leash is made from a candy rope.

S’mores Cookie Sandwiches – Perfect kid friendly cooking!

S'mores Cookie Sandwiches - Perfect kid friendly cooking!

S’mores Cookie Sandwiches – Perfect kid friendly cooking!

S’mores Cookie Sandwiches – dessert for my little guy tonight!

Perfect kid friendly cooking! I placed the melted chocolate & Marshmallow crème in two separate zip lock bags with a little of the corners cut off. He was responsible for picking out his letters from the cookie box and then he squeezed the chocolate & marshmallow onto the cookies and smooshed them together! His definitely didn’t look like the picture but they tasted just as good 😉

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Super easy homemade Gummy Bears!

Super easy homemade Gummy Bears!

Super easy homemade Gummy Bears!

Perfect kid friendly activity for the summer!

1 box of any flavor of jello mix (85gram box)

20grams of unflavored gelatin mix

1/2cup of COLD water

I used a tiny teddy bear cutter that can be bought on Amazon here!

This little silicone tray would work perfect too!

 

Place the cold water in a small saucepan that has not been on the heat yet. Sprinkle the unflavored gelatin into the water and lightly whisk. Allow the gelatin to bloom for a minute or two and then add in the flavored Jello. Slowly heat the mixture over medium low heat, whisking often until the jello is completely dissolved. It should be a smooth liquid mixture now, not gritty.  Remove from heat and pour into glass measuring cup so that you can either pour into molds or into a baking dish for use with small cookie cutters. The size of baking dish will depend on the thickness that you would like your gummies to be. And then I either place in the refrigerator or freezer until set. I found that it only took about 5-10 minutes to set in the freezer. I peeled the mixture out of the glass baking dish that I used and placed it on the counter and Dylan and I went to town cutting out little bears!