Boredom Buster: A Fun Snack to Make with Your Kids

by Cate on January 24, 2012

Finished Product
Thanksgiving seems like so very long ago.  And yes, I’m going to tell you about something I made for Thanksgiving.  Fact.

But here’s the rub.

A – I actually have stuff heaps older to still tell you about.  That may or may not make it better.

B – This is something you can make anytime.  Not just Thanksgiving.

So we’re cool then, right?

My sister hosted the holiday for the first time, and I brought my Cranberry Conserve.  As far as I’m concerned, it doesn’t matter who is hosting the holiday, it just isn’t right until that conserve is on the table.  Period.

Besides the conserve, I wanted to bring something a little fun for the kids.  And I wanted my own kids to be able to participate in the making of said “something.”  When I spied this super cute picture on Pinterest (yes, again, with the Pinterest addiction; if you’re a fellow addict, I need not explain more), I was set.

  • It takes seriously just minutes to make.
  • The kids loved making it and once I gave them the basic instructions (and melted the white chocolate for them), they did it completely on their own after that.
  • It yields something that is nothing short of adorable.
  • I bet you might even have the ingredients in your own cupboard, ready to make right now.
  • If you like the salty-sweet combination, you’ll be all over these.

You don’t need more convincing than that do you?

Sunny Side Up
These would be supercute for a Dr. Seuss “green eggs and ham” mini-celebration.

Or a fun afterschool project with your kids.

Or make a pink version for Valentine’s Day.

Or when you’re snowbound and stir-crazy.

Mini Sous Chefs
Madeline was in charge of yellow M&M placement.  She kept forgetting to put the M&M with the M face down, so we just decided those were just special “M for Madeline” treats.  Worked for her.  I know, you’re surprised, right?

In Process
Want to know how to make these little treats?  You can get the deets right here.

Tomorrow?  Eat.Live.Be.

Want more of me?  My latest article on divorce is up on ParentSociety.  Until tomorrow.

January 24, 2012 – Bonus Photo
Sneakers
Ok, who of my smarty-pants readers can tell me the brand of these sneakers? I spied them on one of the coaches at Madeline’s practice on Sunday, and I have to say, I kind of love them. The coach disappeared before I could find out where to score my very own pair. Help?

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Susan J January 24, 2012 at 10:06 pm

They are definitely Nike, but I couldn’t tell you for sure which shoe. Maybe one of the Zooms? or Frees?

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Susan J January 24, 2012 at 10:07 pm

BTW, love the “eggs & sausage” snack. Took me a minute to figure it out when I looked at it.

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Tracy January 24, 2012 at 11:23 pm

They are the Nike Frees. Check out the Nike website — you can make custom versions with cool colors! http://store.nike.com/us/en_us/product/free-run-2-id-running-shoe/

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Joanne January 25, 2012 at 7:23 am

I agree, they look like Nikes. One of my friends is Nike obsessed and she always designs her own with the craziest colors. You’d love.

I can personally attest to the tastiness of these treats!

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Maureen January 25, 2012 at 7:58 am

These are adorable! I pinned it too!

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April @ The 21st Century Housewife January 25, 2012 at 11:10 am

What a cool idea. Thank you for sharing it. Visiting from Joanne’s blog – it’s nice to discover yours!

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Amanda McPeters January 25, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Those are definately Nike’s. A friend of mine owns a pair and if you look closely on the shoe in the forefront, you can see the blue Nike swoosh.

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Sarah January 25, 2012 at 11:22 pm

Definitely Nikes … and those treats are so cute.

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