Showing posts with label kids treats. Show all posts
Showing posts with label kids treats. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Kid-Friendly Easter Egg Breakfast Popsicles from author @DarylWoodGerber



I know it's not yet Easter, but it's coming, and I already have a planned post for that week, so when I saw these on Pinterest, I thought uh-oh, I should make these instead.

But then I thought, why not share them early?  So what if they look like Easter eggs? They would be good to eat any time of the year.  In fact, I think you could easily make them in a muffin tin of even a popsicle maker.  They're frozen.

The Pinterest link for the recipe drove me to an English site. The measurements were, um, a little off for me, so I had to play with them. It was the portion for yogurt that stymied me. The photos on that site are gorgeous, however, so go feast your eyes!  Here's the LINK  

The measurements below are what I used specifically for 6 servings.

According to my taste testers, who were under the age of 10, these were delicious, and by the way, "Could you send the recipe to Mom like right now???"  

When I dropped the boys off later that day, they even remarked on them, and it had been hours since they had eaten them, so I think they are definitely a hit.

Best of all, they are nutritious!  Yay.

Enjoy.


EASTER EGG BREAKFAST POPSICLES
(makes 6)

Ingredients:
    1 cup yogurt (I used Yoplait Greek 100 protein-style)
    ¼ cup blueberries
    ¼ cup granola

Equipment:
Egg silicone mold or muffin cups
*I bought both on Amazon. 


Note: For a really healthy treat, natural or Greek yogurt is perfect because it doesn’t have any added sugar. Dairy free yogurt alternatives such as soya yogurt should also work for this recipe.


To make:

Place a dollop of yogurt into each egg of your silicone mold. Each should be about 1/3 full. Add a few blueberries.  (I had some in the freezer. They worked fine!) Then insert bits of granola into each egg. 






Place a lollipop stick into each egg – at the fat end of the egg - laying it down as flat as possible.

Now add more yogurt. It's messy. I used a paper towel to clean up around each egg.


Place the mold in the freezer and freeze for at least 2 hours or overnight, until the eggs are frozen through.  

Once frozen, pop out of the molds, leave the popsicles on a plate at room temperature for a couple of minutes to soften a little, then serve immediately. 




Note: I popped them out and put them back in a freezer bag. I attempted to put a cake pop wrapper around a couple but they were simply too small to get the twists tied EASILY. I thought they would be pretty in cellophane bags when serving for dessert. If you can find a slightly larger bag than those, perfect! Maybe even tie with ribbon.  Put them back in the freezer until ready to serve.




Savor the mystery!

Daryl Wood Gerber aka Avery Aames
Tasty ~ Zesty ~ Dangerous!

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Tombstone Pie

Ellery Adams

We're celebrating Halloween a little early on Mystery Lovers' kitchen and I'm going to post a messy, creepy, super-fun pie to make with your little guys and ghouls.

Ingredients

3 cups finely ground chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs, divided (I use either 100 calorie Oreos or chocolate Teddy Grahams, but any type of chocolate wafer cookie will work)

3 tablespoons melted butter

1 can (12 fl. oz.) evaporated Milk

2 large egg yolks

2 tablespoons cornstarch

1 3/4 cups (11.5-oz.pkg.) Milk Chocolate Morsels

8 Pepperidge Farm Milano cookies

Black writing gel

Assorted spooky Halloween candies – gummy worms, body parts, bones, etc.

Directions

COMBINE 1 1/2 cups cookie crumbs and butter in 9-inch deep-dish pie plate. Press crumb mixture onto bottom and upsides of pie plate. Set aside remaining 1 1/2 cups crumbs for dirt topping.

WHISK together evaporated milk, egg yolks and cornstarch in medium saucepan. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is very hot and thickens slightly; do not boil. Remove from heat; stir in morsels until completely melted and mixture is smooth.

POUR into crust. Refrigerate for 3 hours or until set. Sprinkle with remaining cookie crumbs. Press crumbs down gently.

DECORATE cookie tombstones. Insert tombstones around edge of pie. With spoon, mound cookie crumbs to form “fresh graves”. Decorate graveyard with candy to make your pie super spooky!

WARNING – This pie won’t travel well and some of your candy will sink a bit in the chocolate, but it’s a great pie for little guys and ghouls to decorate themselves. My youngest troll loved licking the spoon after slaving over the hot stove.