This is my take on a Weet Bix slice. I have use LSA mix and a few marshmallows to change it a little. Click on the banner below to download the recipe.
Gabbylocks is in Year 1 this year and has an awesome teacher. In fact both Year 1 teachers are great. During this time of Lent the Year 1 classes are raising some money for others and are doing so in a very unique way.
They call it Chef Compassion.
Each child is on a roster. One their particular day they have to make or bake something to share with the rest of the class. The parents have to work through the procedural genre when preparing this so the students get an understanding of what a procedure is.
Once ready the rest of the class pay 20c for the product. Each child takes in $1 for the week. Gabby’s teacher made a gorgeous bookmark for each of the kids.
We are in constant discussion about what Gabby will do. She has so many ideas and cannot make up her mind. Tonight we are going to narrow it down to cooking or creating something. I am going to go through my Pinterest Board with Gabby, that contains sweet snacks and treats for children. As I was going through it I thought it might be fun to share it with you. Click on the link below and have a look.
We are cooking up a storm for Christmas. Here is our recipe for Simple Reindeer Cupcakes that you can do with the kidlets. I love to make cupcakes from scratch but when time is an issue, I find the packet mix ones are so much easier.
1 packet of chocolate cupcake mix
Jaffa lollies or round red ones that are similar
Green and White M&Ms (or equivalent)
Black writing gel or icing
1. Make cupcakes according to packet directions.
2. Ice cupcakes according to packet directions (or your own version of chocolate butter icing will do).
3. Organise the items for decorating.
4. Create your reindeer Cupcakes. Pictures are below. I did one first for them to copy.
* Place a Jaffa lollie for the nose.
* Use 2 green or 2 white M&Ms for the eyes.
* Place a small dot of icing gel in the centre of each eye.
* Break a pretzel in half and sick into the cake for antlers.I have seen it done by using a whole pretzel per antler.
This is what my 6 Year old, Gabbylocks, came up with.
As Sharing is Caring, I should share my 3 Year old, Rogey Bear’s attempts. Let them be creative at this age.
This is a very basic Cooking activity with the kidlets. To make them look a little more authentic, you can place a small cookie on the cake first and then stick the nose onto that. I wanted something quick and simple as the concentration span in my two is very limited, especially Rogey Bear. I am even giving the Gingerbread ritual we have a miss this year. Too much concentration needed to decorate the houses. This was fun.
We are making Holly Cupcakes later today which I will post too.
A yummy treat for the kidlets, which is Gluten Free. This is a Thermomix recipe but could be adapted quite easily. The recipe was taken from Lunch Box and After School Ideas.
2 tbsp honey
1 tsp vanilla
150g rice bubbles
50g dessicated coconut
1. Place butter,sugar and honey into TM bowl and cook for 6 minutes at 100c on speed 3.
2. Towards the end of the cooking time, add vanilla through the hole in lid and allow to incorporate.
3. Add Rice Bubbles and coconut to bowl and mix for 10 – 15 seconds on Reverse + speed 3-4.
4. Press into paper lined baking tray and refrigerate until firm.
5. Cut into slices and store in the fridge.