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Oreo and kiri cheese bunny pops – mini chef in the kitchen


oreo and kiri bunny pops |marmite et ponpon

We are living Easter spirit to the max; Crafts, decorations, egg hunt… and today we are making a colorful “eastery” treat, just on time to satisfy the kids sweet tooth and boost the festivities mood.

Very simple recipe for kids to make, doesn’t require skills or baking. You will need for almost (18-22) balls medium size

  • 6 packs of oreo (24 pieces)
  • 4 cubes kiri cheese

Roughly crush oreo and mix with kiri until u get a consistent batter. Let it rest in the fridge for half an hour before shaping it into balls.

oreo and kiri bunny pops |marmite et ponpon

oreo and kiri bunny pops |marmite et ponpon

Dip it in melted white chocolate, or color it with springy colors, using food color gel. Insert the bunny picks, and let it chill a bit in the fridge before serving.

If you can’t find the bunny picks, you can also use chicks, carrots, flowers, any item of spring theme, then you can color the balls accordingly.

oreo and kiri bunny pops |marmite et ponpon

oreo and kiri bunny pops |marmite et ponpon

No doubt, cooking with kids takes more time and effort, but for the many learning experiences you can embrace while your kids are in the kitchen, i encourage you to do it more often. Trust me the benefits to their development justify the extra efforts.

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oreo and kiri bunny pops | marmite et ponpon

“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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