When it comes to snacks whether it is in the lunch box or throughout the day, fruit is always a great go to in our home but sometimes it is nice to have something different and keeping it healthy too! So, recently we experimented and came up with a new favourite in our home and hopefully yours too!
As we all know, Santa has a lot of houses to visit on Christmas Eve across the world and in each house there is always a little treat for him to enjoy! With treats varying from chocolate chip cookies to mince pies, wouldn't it be nice to give Santa a healthy option in your home to help boost his energy as he travels from house to house?
Below is a simple recipe shared with me by The Cool Food School that you can do yourself and the great thing is, there is no need for any baking so they are ready in no time (and some extras for you to do a taste test!)
I love to make biscuits and one of my favourites to make over the festive season are gingerbread biscuits. Today, I would like to share with you a simple recipe I found on Netmums and together for Day 8 of #DarcysAdventFun I would like to make these with you to see how we get on!
I hope that you enjoy this recipe.
I will be sharing how I get on making my biscuits after I put up the Christmas Tree which I am
super excited about. Ask the adult helping you to check out my Facebook, Instagram or Twitter page
to see how I am getting on! And I would love to see how you are getting on too!
While Halloween is now long over, it is still visible in our home with the number of treats left behind even after a lot were retreated on the night! While some will be kept for Friday treats in school, Darcy thought it would be nice to have some baking fun like we did with some other recipes earlier this year which you can try here and here.
After Darcy rummaged through the treats he came up with a couple of recipes. One recipe we tried but it is still in need of some tweaking before we share it with you but this recipe is one that we will continue to make! It is already our second time to make it this week and it is so easy and simple to do!
Once the cookies are baked and cooled, they are ready for the taste test! Darcy loves to have his with a cup of milk and today he was very pleased with how they turned out!
If you try this recipe we would love to hear how you get on! Feel free to share with us by commenting below or alternatively you can tag #darcythedingo on social media and you will find the links below!
There's nothing like looking through cookbooks for baking inspiration on a rainy day and when Darcy spotted this recipe it was a rummage through the cupboards to see what ingredients were there to make a batch of cookies. With most of the ingredients on hand, Darcy made a twist on the recipe and created the recipe below.
8. Drop heaped tablespoons of the mixture on your prepared tray. Ensure they are well spaced apart
9. Bake for 8 - 12 minutes until they are lightly browned
10. Leave for 2 minutes on the tray before transferring to a rack to cool
Once they've cooled they're ready for the taste test which Darcy enjoyed with a cup of milk!
Has your home been invaded by lots of Easter Eggs today? Are you already wondering what to do with them all?
These brownies created by Darcy, were inspired by an Odlums recipe he saw. With some of the ingredients he required missing, Darcy came up with the recipe below and it's quite delicious.
For the Brownie
For decorating your brownies, you can choose your preferred toppings. For Darcy's Brownie he used the following:
If you try this recipe, Darcy would love to know how you get on. Feel free to tag Darcy via one or all of the social media links below letting him know how you get on.
There is nothing like combining some ingredients to make a tasty treat and that is just what Darcy did when he made his "Darcy Mess"
What Darcy used!
- Meringue nest
- Melted Chocolate
- chocolate chip cookies
Step by step
- Get your glass
- Add some ice-cream
- Then add some sliced strawberries
- Get some meringue and crumple it in
- Add more ice-cream
- Add more sliced strawberries
- Get a chocolate chip cookie and crumple it in
- Drizzle some melted over it
- Get a spoon and Enjoy!
Below is a video of Darcy showing each of the steps
With the New Year nearly upon us, I thought this would be a great recipe to help clear out the cupboards of the last of the biscuits and chocolates and I'm sure my friend Karen where I got the recipe from would agree that the recipe is kind in that it can me tweaked to do so.
Recently I was looking for some treats to make with Logan and Elise and their friends and when I saw this moreish recipe on Karen's blog Yankee Doodle Paddy I knew I had to make it! These s'mores are so simple to make and more importantly they are DELICIOUS! You'll see that Darcy had no problem in helping too and tucking into some when they were ready!!
- 2 cups (333g) all-purpose flour
- 2 cups (187 g) digestive biscuit crumbs or some left over biscuits from the tins lurking in the cupboards ;-)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 16 tablespoons (227g) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 1/2 cups (292g) light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs, beaten (room temperature)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups (213 g) marshmallows
- 2 cups (356g) milk-chocolate chips or left over chocolate from the festive season ;-)
What do you need to do?
- Preheat oven to 180 degree Celsius (350F)
- Line a 9" x 13" or similar size baking tray with tinfoil / grease proof paper
Leave about 2" extra as an overhang on two of the sides to help ease out when ready
Gently spray the lining with cooking spray
- In a bowl, add the flour, biscuit crumbs, baking powder and salt and mix well
- In a large bowl beat the butter and sugar until light for about 2 minutes.
Add the vanilla and beat in eggs until well combined
- Slowly add the flour mixture into the butter mixture and combine well
- Divide the dough mixture in half
- Press half of the mixture into the tray until it is uniform and flat.
- Sprinkle the marshmallow and chocolate on top
- Roughly spread the remaining dough on top
- Place the tray in the oven and bake until golden brown which will take about 30- 35 minutes
- Once baked, place the tray on a wire rack to cool completely.
- When cooled, remove from the tray, peel away the foil and cut into bars.
I have to admit (sorry Karen) there was no waiting for myself and my friend to try them out before they 100% cooled rack before being cut into bars. As I'm sure you can understand we needed to taste them to ensure they were cool enough before the children tucked in ;-)
You can see too that Darcy was happy to join us in a tasting along with a delicious hot chocolate.
While this are delicious as they are, they would go well with ice-cream or a splash of custard. As moreish recipes go, this is one I will definitely be making again and again. It's a simple and indulgent treat that all the family will enjoy both in making and tasting
Have you a favourite treat you like to make with your children?
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