We definitely don't do enough cooking/baking together at our house (other than making cookies)... so today we decided to make some Easter treats. Making messes, licking chocolatey spatulas, counting and measuring... we loved it!
5 1/2 cups cornflakes
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 bag mini chocolate chips
1/4 cup (or so) milk
10 oz of mini marshmallows
Muffin tin liners
Some peeps & Cadbury mini eggs (for inside the nests)
1. Melt butter in the large pan on low. Add chocolate chips and milk. Stir until melted.
2. Add the marshmallows and mix until melted and gooey!
3. Lick the spoon!!! :)
4. Measure out 5 1/2 cups of cornflakes and pour them into the pan of gooeyness.
5. Mix until covered.
6. Add a spoonful of chocolatey cornflakes into each muffin tin liner.
7. Use the spoon to make a little hole in the center.
8. Stick Cadbury mini eggs and a peep into each nest.
Start eating! :)
We ate a bunch and then shared some too.
I grew up baking with my mom all the time and attending her kid's cooking classes. Today definitely reminded me that I need to goof around in the kitchen a little more with my kiddos... especially doing simple kid friendly activities. I have a feeling that my son would be a much better eater (and less picky) if he spent more time helping create snacks and meals with me.
I also think that cooking together in the kitchen creates SUCH a great environment for fostering language development: asking/answering questions, learning new words, making requests, etc.
If you do other versions of this simple treat, share them in the comments section! Or if you have any other cool Eastery snacks, I'd love to hear about them. This was just the variation we came up with today and I am always looking for new treats to try and make. We are kind of treat-a-holics at our house :)