Fun With Food

Valentine’s Day OREO Pops


Ingredients: 1 package “Mega Stuf” OREO cookies, or other Double Stuffed Sandwich cookies 1 pkg. red candy melts 1 pkg. pink candy melts Valentine’s Day sprinkles of your choice lollipop sticks Instructions:   Lay a large piece of waxed paper on your work surface. In separate microwave safe bowls, melt the candy melts in the microwave according to package directions. ...

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Strawberry Pudding Cookies


Ingredients: 1 cup butter (2 sticks) 1½ cups sugar 2 eggs ½ teaspoon vanilla 2½ cups flour ½ teaspoon salt 1 3.4-ounce strawberry jello pudding mix, dry 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup white chocolate chips Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 and very lightly spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. In a large bowl cream together butter and sugar ...

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Golden Santa Bread Recipe

santa bread

Ingredients 4 to 4-1/2 cups bread flour 1/2 cup sugar 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast 1-1/2 teaspoons salt 1/2 cup milk 1/4 cup water 1/4 cup butter, cubed 2 eggs 2 raisins 2 egg yolks 2 to 3 drops red food coloring Directions   In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, sugar, yeast and salt. In ...

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Santa Hat Cheesecake Bites

cheesecake santas

Ingredients   18 Oreos finely crushed to about 1 3/4 cups* 2 1/2 Tbsp butter, melted and divided 2 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp granulated sugar 2 large eggs 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1 1/3 cups white chocolate chips 1/2 cup + 1/3 cup heavy cream, divided 25 fairly small, fresh strawberries (or more ...

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Applesauce Fruit Roll-Ups


Here’s what you need to make applesauce fruit roll-ups: Applesauce Parchment paper Silpat (optional, but makes it *so* much easier) Baking sheets Twine Directions: Pour a layer of applesauce onto the sheet, then spread evenly. You can also shake the pan to flatten the applesauce into an even layer. Bake at 170 degrees F for 6 to 8 hours. You ...

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Fun Banana Boat Dessert


Kids can help: Fill their own banana boats with fruit. Bananas Strawberries Blueberries Whipped Cream Holding the banana curving upwards, remove the top ¼ layer, using a sharp knife. With a small melon scooper, make a shallow, elongated groove to hold the other fruits.  Spritz the banana with orange juice or lemon juice to prevent discoloration. Fill banana boat with assorted ...

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Pasta Nest

pasta nest

I found one of the cutest pasta recipes for kids on a site called Crafty Moods! I know we tell our kids not to play with their food, but with this cute recipe… how can they not?! Things you will need: Cooked spaghetti-(our nest) Cooked meatballs-(our birds) Candy eyes from craft stores or baking supply stores 1 Carrot or orange ...

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Vegan Candy Cane Cookies

vegan candy cane cookies

Ingredients 1 cup nondairy margarine, such as Earth Balance 1 cup vegan confectioner’s sugar 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal mixed with 2 tablespoons water 2 teaspoons peppermint extract 21/2 cups all purpose flour 3/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup crushed candy canes Red or Green food coloring Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Yield: 12 Cookies ...

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Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Reindeer


Ingredients Large Marshmallows Lollipop Sticks Chocolate Almond Bark Red Chocolate Covered Candies Mini Twist Pretzels Round Pearl Sprinkles Instructions Melt the chocolate almond bark according to the directions on the package. Break the mini twist pretzels in half and place them on waxed paper. Place a lollipop stick into one side of a large marshmallow. Dip the marshmallow into the ...

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