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kids want to have fun! Kit Kat Christmas treeTs


It’s the season to be jolly … I think it can be also it’s the season for serious chocolate lovers! When you say Christmas you think chocolate, they come together like best friends. Kids and adults indulge in all kinds of chocolate desserts with no guilt, it’s Christmas!

This is an easy kit kat chocolate dessert with lots of fun preparing it with your kids. Not just looking cute, but it tastes nice also.


You will need Kit Kat chocolate bars (the one of four parts), as many as you want, depending on how many piece you want, keeping in mind each one makes 2 to 3 trees.

White chocolate melt colored green.

Confetti and stars (made of sugar), you can also have any small sugar Christmas decoration, as cane, santa, snowmen….up to you.


Cut 2 or 3 triangles out of each Kit Kat bar, keep the trimmed edges to make the tree trunk. Place on parchment paper. Put the green chocolate melt in a ziplok  bag and make a very tiny cut at to pipe the garlands. Sprinkle the confetti (and the decorations you find), and finally place the star.

PS: to attach the trunk to the tree put a little chocolate melt


Place in the fridge for 15-20 minutes before placing them on a tray, using a little chocolate melt that serves like glue to prevent the trees from falling. Sprinkle coconut powder to look like snow between the trees.



So cute to be eaten! Try it with your kids and have fun, these are the best moments spent with your kids especially during the magical Christmas season. Enjoy!



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Artful bread

artful bread |marmite et ponpon

Edible art sounds really fun. When i told Nady that we are going to paint the bread he was really excited, i knew that my plans will work. Beside fun, the aim of this activity was to encourage Nady to have his dinner. And it worked 🙂

This edible paint is easy to make. All you need is milk and food coloring. Hand the clean brush (preferably new) to your kid with white bread slices and let him prepare his sandwich.

With this process art activity, the end result was fun too. Do you find difficulty to let your kid eat his sandwich? Try this creative and fun art activity, at least it worked for us, we added cheese and zatar and we all had dinner from Nady’s bread design.

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Back to school – Double chocolate chip cookies with origami paper pouch fold tutorial

double chocolate chip cookiesBack to school means summer is over. I still recall this period of time from my childhood; full of excitement and concern. But this time is different, it’s my precious boy’s first year at school. Yes, my baby love is all grown up now… I have mixed feelings; i am happy, proud and anxious.

Hopefully it will be a good new beginning to a promising future. I wish you all the luck habibi Nady.

Like all kids of his age, he is fond of chocolate. I said why not preparing together a nice chocolaty dessert for his first day at school; double chocolate chip cookies for double happiness!

double chocolate chip cookiesTo prepare these rich cookies you will need

  • ½ cup butter (100g almost), softened
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup cocoa powder sifted
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat your oven to 180°C, and prepare your baking tray lined with parchment paper.

Cream the butter and sugar. Mix in the eggs and vanilla. Add the baking soda, salt, cocoa powder and flour. Mix well then dump in your chocolate chips. I am telling you it’s very simple to make it 🙂

Shape the cookies, place them on the tray and bake for 10 minutes. This quantity makes 12-14 big pieces. Let them cool before serving.

double chocolate chip cookies


These cookies have a fudgy texture, they melt in your mouth, leaving an after taste of heaven. When you shape them, make them a bit thick to enjoy the taste.

double chocolate chip cookiesdouble chocolate chip cookiesThese cookies are meant to be part of Nady’s lunchbox. So we need to wrap them in a nice way. I prepared a paper pouch for each cookie. You already know i am fan of origami.

double chocolate chip cookiesThese pouches are really easy to make. Easy like 2 minutes! trust me. Follow this step by step tutorial:

how to fold a pouch


  • 1- Cut a square paper (color and size of your choice)
  • 2- Fold it in half diagonally
  • 3- Fold one of the lower corners to the middle of the other side
  • 4- Fold the other lower corner to the middle of the opposite side
  • 5- Fold down one layer of your top corner to create your pouch
  • 6- Now it’s ready to fill in your cookie

This type of folding is called diaper fold pouch!

double chocolate chip cookiesYou can use it not just for cookies, you can fill it with corn flakes, sandwich, pop corn or anything of your choice. Maybe just a paper with a message 🙂

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“Mini chef in the kitchen” 4 – delicious brownies with M&M

M&M browniesThis simple and quick recipe is packed with chocolate flavor just as your kid loves it! It’s a basic recipe every mom should share with her mini chefs!

M&M brownies nadyYou will need:

  • 1 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder sifted
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • M&M for sprinkling on top

Mix all dry ingredients; flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Let your mini chef sift the cocoa powder.

sifting cocoa

In a separate bowl mix eggs, vanilla and oil then add them to the dry ingredients.

mixing the batterMy son loves mixing! It is the best part for him, but don’t over mix, just the time to let all ingredients combined.

whisking the batterYou can’t imagine how beneficial this exercise is, especially on the cognitive and motor skills. Click benefits of cooking with your kids to learn more about it.

Back to our delicious brownies, pour the batter in a greased baking dish (8×12”) and sprinkle the top with M&Ms.

sprinkle M&MPreheat oven (200°C) and bake for 20-25 mins or until skewer comes out clean.

M&M basic browniesYou can add more M&Ms after baking, some might drown in! My mini chef suggestion!. Wait until is set to room temperature and cut. Get ready, by this time you will be asked thousand of times if it’s ready to be cut!

M&M brownies piecesM&M brownies nady2As i always say, the best part is when your kids taste the reward of their efforts. Now it’s time to pack some for the teacher in the nursery, friends and uncle to taste Nady’s chef d’oeuvre. He loves to share being proud of what he did!

M&M brownies - little chefI can assume it’s one of the best brownies i tasted. Crispy edges with chewy inside. Can’t get enough of it. It’s going to be the brownies recipe from now on!

M&M brownies biteTry it also with ice cream or chocolate sauce! Enjoy your time with your kids and have loads of educational fun !

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“Mini chef in the kitchen” 3- Easy and quick as 10 mns cheese bechamel spaghetti

easy cheeese bechamel spaghettiBeside preparing a delicious dish, it’s also important to be an easy and quick one to keep your mini chef focused and entertained.

I believe the majority of kids are fan of spaghetti. It’s one of my son’s few favorite dishes because peppa pig loves it! Today’s recipe will not take more than 10 minutes the time of boiling the pasta.

cheese bechamel spaghetti - little chefsTo make this yummy dish you need: (for 2)

  • 150g spaghetti
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup emmental cheese
  • dash of salt (optional)

Cook the spaghetti as per the pack instructions. Meanwhile, in a casserole mixmilk and flour until it’s well combined then bring to heat.

cheese bechamel spaghetti

Keep on whisking until you see the first bubbles (2-3 minutes) add the butter and cheese(optional) and mix all well (less than a minute). Turn off the heat as the cheese is totally melt in and the sauce became thick. Toss in the drained pasta and let your kid enjoy the rewards of his efforts.

If you put emmental, disregard the salt, but if your kid is not fan of cheese, add a dash of salt to flavor it.

cheese bechamel spaghetti - little chef

As i mention in every “mini chef in the kitchen” post, this activity provides your kids with plenty of opportunities to learn.Click on benefits of cooking with your kids to know more about it.

I hope you have a good time with your kids. Enjoy 🙂

cheese bechamel spaghetti kids recipe

cheese bechamel spaghetti - kids food

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