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Kiddies' Favourite Popcorn Cake recipe

Kiddies' Favourite Popcorn Cake recipe


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Delicious -- children of all ages love this cake. It is best eaten the day it is made.

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IngredientsServes: 16

  • 250g (9 oz) butter (reserve a good knob to grease the cake tin)
  • 32 marshmallows
  • 175g (6 oz) popped popcorn
  • 175g (6 oz) jelly diamonds
  • 150g (5 oz) peanuts
  • 200g (7 oz) Smarties

MethodPrep:10min ›Cook:5min ›Ready in:15min

  1. Melt the butter and marshmallows in heavy saucepan over low heat. Stir often.
  2. Put popcorn in a large bowl and pour marshmallow mixture over top. Stir well to combine. Add the candy and nuts and mix together. Pack into a greased tube cake tin. Let set till cooled. Turn out onto a plate to serve. Cut in wedges.

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by SAM DONALDSON

Used different ingredients.Really good! Didn't use jelly diamonds and used plain peanuts. True, it must be eaten within a couple of days or it gets gooey.-21 Jul 2008

by TRIANA

Altered ingredient amounts.Our family love this. I don't use jelly diamonds, but double the chocolate instead! Thanks for a fun recipe!-21 Jul 2008

by Nikki

Super! It was a hit!!-21 Jul 2008


15 Deliciously Fun Snacks for Kids’ Parties

Everyone knows one of the best parts of going to a party is the food! Celebrating something, even if it’s just good company, is a great reason to make special snacks that people don’t normally get to enjoy.

Kids’ parties are an especially fun reason to get creative with snacks! Kids already love finger foods and will be excited for fun games and treats, so why not combine the two ideas? Check out these novelty party snacks that little ones can eat on the go.

1. Oreo Fluff

Dips are an easy party treat! Adult parties have taco dip, but not every kid likes spice. Instead, try Back for Seconds‘ sweet and easy Oreo fluff! All you need is:

  • Vanilla pudding mix
  • Milk
  • Cream cheese
  • Cool whip
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Oreos

2. Cowboy Cupcakes

Cupcakes are a classic grab-and-go treat for kids’ parties! Not only are they delicious, but they’re a canvas for endless cute decorative ideas. Try Ricardo Cuisine‘s idea for making cute cowboy hat cupcake toppers out of Pringles, jelly candies, and raspberry liquorice!

3. Princess Leia Cupcakes

With the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, you can bet that kids will be begging for Star Wars themed birthday parties! Make sure the girls are represented amongst the novelty character decor by making Totally the Bomb‘s Princess Leia Cupcakes. Kids will love that each cupcake comes with two bonus cookies!

4. Princess Dress Cupcakes

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Speaking of girly cupcake ideas, check out this adorable princess dress cake from Examiner! The entire cake is make of cupcakes, so instead of cutting pieces you can let each child take the one they want. The shape and decoration are easy, but the overall effect will be the perfect touch at a princess party.

5. Peanut Butter Snails

Party snacks don’t have to be all about sweet treats! Kids will love healthier novelty finger foods too. Check out April Seven‘s adorable idea for peanut butter snails made from apples, celery, pretzels, peanut butter, and a couple chocolate chips just to sweeten the deal.

6. Grape Caterpillars

Not only are grapes healthy and delicious, but kids will get a kick out of the idea of “eating bugs”. Honey and Butter shows you how to thread green grapes along a wooden skewer and give the “head” of each caterpillar eyes made from vanilla frosting and chocolate chips!

7. Cookie Butter Popcorn

I Heart Naptime‘s cookie butter popcorn literally looks like a party in a bowl! Set out plastic cups in fun colours and let kids fill them up with this deliciously sweet and salty snack on their way to the next fun activity.

8. Pencil Pushers

Does your child love drawing? Then Bakerella‘s “pencil pushers” push up cake pop idea is perfect for their birthday party. Made from icing, a chocolate chip, vanilla cake cut into circles, and the magic of food colouring, pencil pushers combine snack time with play time in a delicious way.

9. Milk and cookie “shooters”

Before you feel skeptical about the idea of serving “shooters” at a kids’ party, think of how convenient the miniature size is! Fill large shot glasses with milk, pop a cookie cut out on the edge of the glass, and give each one a small straw. The Chic Site‘s milk and cookie shooters are easy to carry, quick to eat, and absolutely scrumptious.

10. Snake Sandwiches

Like the bug themed snacks, the idea of eating a “snake sandwich” is just intriguing enough to encourage kids to eat the healthy foods before they binge on sweets. Good to Know shows you how to cut out, put together, and shape the perfect winding snake snack from wholesome ingredients.

11. Pizza Puffs

Pizza is a great meal idea for any party, but it also means greasy fingers and sit-down meal time. Give your kids the freedom to move around without missing out on their favourite party meal by making Lick the Bowl Good‘s bite-sized pizza puffs!

12. Coney Snack Mix

Kid’s Kubby gives you the perfect grab-bag solution for the fact that kids don’t always like the same treats. Instead of going out of the way to bake something half the kids won’t eat, set out bowls of small treats (think Teddy Grahams, mini marshmallows, and so on). Give each kid an ice cream cone and let them fill’er up!

13. Mini Hot Dogs

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Novelty sized and buffet style eating are great low maintenance options at kids’ parties. “Mini” foods give your “mini-me” more options to taste without getting full too quickly. Taste‘s mini hot dogs are a perfect way to serve a party favourite without limiting the meal to one thing!

14. Potato Wedges

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Especially if you serve them in novelty sized packages, potato wedges make the perfect fast finger food for kids. Check out Kidspot‘s recipe for golden, fluffy potato wedges with a little more flavour than regular french fries!

15. Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows

Not only does this snack taste delicious, but it also looks absolutely adorable. BBC Good Food shows you how easy it is to put a big marshmallow on the end of a wooden skewer, dip it in warm chocolate, and decorate it with candies or sprinkles however you please. Setting these skewers in a tall glass will make them look like a candy bouquet!

Whether your kids are celebrating a birthday, having their first slumber party, or even just deserving of a treat, think bite-sized and fun to look at! Do you have other snack ideas that are perfect for a kids’ party? Tell us about them in the comments!


The following are some easy to make and healthy pancake recipes, that will surely become an instant favourite of your kid.

1. Plain Pancake

Pancakes can be made using various flavours but your kid can savour this plain pancake with any topping of his preference.

Ingredients

  • 4- Medium sized eggs
  • 1 cup (approx 140 g) &ndash Plain flour
  • 1 ½ cup &ndash Milk
  • 2 tbsp- Butter
  • Vegetable oil for cooking

How to make

  1. Sieve the flour into a bowl.
  2. Add eggs to the flour and mix well.
  3. Now gradually pour milk and keep whisking the batter.
  4. Once the batter is lump free, add melted butter and mix well.
  5. Heat any non-stick pan over medium flame and grease it with the oil.
  6. Gradually pour the pancake batter with a ladle and spread a little.
  7. Cook on the other side too.
  8. Serve with any topping or syrup of your kiddo&rsquos choice.

Nutritional Value

You can easily make 12 pancakes from the above-mentioned ingredients. The approx nutritional value in each pancake will be as follows:

  • Kcal- 209
  • Fat- 18g
  • Carbs- 12g
  • Saturates- 5g
  • Sugar- 1g
  • Protein- 4g
  • Salt- 0.4g

2. Lemon Zest And Blueberry Pancake

These American-style pancakes are great for a Sunday morning brunch idea for your kid.

Ingredients

  • 1 Medium-sized egg
  • 1 ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 lemon zest
  • 1 tsp golden syrup
  • 1 ½ cup milk
  • ½ baking soda
  • Some butter

How to make

  1. Take flour, cream of tartar and baking soda in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Now add blueberries, lemon zest and golden syrup into the bowl and keep aside.
  3. Whisk the milk and eggs in a different bowl until they become light and frothy.
  4. Pour the milk and egg mixture into the bowl of dry ingredients.
  5. Mix well or till the batter is lump-free add more milk if required to make a pouring batter.
  6. Heat a pan and spread butter on it.
  7. Cook on both sides, till the pancake, is golden brown.

Nutritional Value

You can easily make 14-16 pancakes from the batter. Each pancake will be loaded with:

  • Kcal- 70
  • Sugar- 3g
  • Fibre- 2g
  • Fat- 1g
  • Protein- 1.5g
  • Carbs- 12g

3. Ham And Cheese Pancake Rolls

This recipe is a twist to a usual pancake recipe and the crunchiness of the ham adds to the flavour.

Ingredients

For the pancakes

  • 2 medium-sized eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 ½ cups milk (preferably skimmed milk)
  • Any vegetable oil for frying

For the rolls

  • 12-13 slices of ham
  • 1 ½ cup cooked spinach
  • I cup grated cheddar cheese
  • ¾ cup half-fat crème fraiche
  • 2-3 sliced spring onions (optional)

How to make

  1. Take flour in a big bowl.
  2. Add eggs, butter and some milk in the flour and whisk well.
  3. Add extra milk to the batter for a smooth consistency, if required.
  4. Heat a pan and brush it with some oil.
  5. Remove the pan from heat, pour the batter and swirl around the pan.
  6. Put the pan back on flame and cook the pancake from both sides or until done. Make 8 pancakes and keep aside.
  7. Spread all the pancakes and place ham, spinach, cheese and spring onions nicely over them.
  8. Carefully roll the pancakes and place them in a greased baking dish.
  9. Mix some leftover grated cheese, crème fraiche and spring onions and spread it over the rolled up pancakes.
  10. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees cook for 30-35 minutes.

Nutritional Value

The above ingredients will be sufficient to make 8-9 pancakes. Each pancake will have

  • Kcal- 250
  • Carbs- 17g
  • Protein- 12g
  • Fats- 15g
  • Fibre- 0.5g
  • Sugar- 3g

4. Potato Pancake

This pancake can be made using leftover mashed potatoes or hash browns and it is a perfect breakfast pancake recipe for toddlers.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup mashed potatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • I tbsp chopped chives
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp any vegetable oil
  • A dollop of butter

How to make

  1. Take a big glass bowl put mashed potatoes into it.
  2. Sieve baking powder and flour over the mashed potatoes.
  3. Add milk and eggs to the bowl and mix all the ingredients well or till the batter is smooth.
  4. Put chopped chives into and batter and mix well.
  5. Heat the pan over medium heat and grease it with oil and a hint of butter.
  6. Pour the pancake mix and cook on both sides until it turns golden brown.
  7. You may serve it with scrambled eggs and crisp bacon.

Nutritional Value

You can easily make 12-14 pancakes from the above-mentioned ingredients. Each pancake will have

  • Kcal- 70
  • Carbs- 8g
  • Protein- 4g
  • Fats- 3g
  • Sugar- 0.6g
  • Fibre- 0g

5. Whole Wheat Carrot Pancake

Give this pancake to your kid as a great kick-start for an energetic day.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • 2 tbsp chopped walnuts
  • ½ tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ soda-bi-carbonate
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • ¼ full fat cream
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla essence
  • Pinch of salt

How to make

  1. In a large bowl mix flour, cinnamon powder, baking powder, soda-bi-carbonate and salt. Add chopped walnuts and mix well.
  2. In a separate bowl mix together milk, eggs, cream, vanilla essence, brown sugar and carrots.
  3. Add the dry ingredients gradually into the wet ones and whisk well till no lumps remain.
  4. Place a non-stick pan on the gas stove and heat it on medium flame and grease with some oil.
  5. Pour the pancake batter and cook well on both sides.
  6. Serve with the syrup of your choice.

Nutritional Value

You can make 8-9 pancakes from the above-mentioned ingredients. Each pancake will have:

6. Banana Pancake

This is an easy yet yummy recipe for banana pancakes for toddlers.

Ingredients

  • 4 large sized eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 medium-sized bananas (mashed)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon powder
  • ¾ cup sliced strawberries (optional)

How to make

  1. Take a bowl and mix together flour, eggs, banana and cinnamon powder.
  2. Heat the pan over medium heat and grease it with butter.
  3. Pour the pancake mix and cook until done on both sides.
  4. You may place sliced strawberries and pour honey over the pancakes to the added flavour and taste.

Nutritional Value

The above recipe serves four and each serving has

7. Yummy Almond Flour Pancake

This healthy pancake recipe can be used as a yummy picnic treat.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 large sized eggs
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

How to make

  1. Mix almond flour, eggs, water, maple syrup and salt in a big mixing bowl. Whisk until the batter turns smooth and lump free.
  2. Turn on the gas stove and heat the pan over medium heat.
  3. Grease the pan with coconut oil.
  4. Drop the batter on the pan and cook the pancakes from both the sides till they turn golden brown.
  5. Pour some maple syrup on top before serving.

Nutritional Value

The above recipe will comfortably serve four people and will have approximately the following nutritional value:

8. Pancake With Cottage Cheese

This recipe will be an absolute delight for a child who loves eating fresh cottage cheese.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup wheat flour
  • 3 large sized eggs
  • 1 cup grated or mashed homemade cottage cheese (you may use packed cheese if you want)
  • Any vegetable oil for cooking

How to make

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl and form a smooth batter.
  2. Take a flat pan and heat it on medium flame.
  3. Grease the hot pan with some vegetable oil.
  4. Pour the pancake mix into the pan and cook the pancake from both the sides or until it turns brown.

Nutritional Value

You can easily serve four people and nutritional facts are as follows:

9. Apple Pancake

This pancake recipe in an ideal Tiffin option for your little fussy eater.

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • ½ flour
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 large sized apple
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence
  • A pinch of salt

How to make

  1. Take the apple, peel it nicely and remove the core. Cut the apple into thin wedges.
  2. Place skillet over medium heat and put butter.
  3. After the butter melts, add apple wedges and cook for 4 to 5 minutes.
  4. Take milk, eggs, butter, granulated sugar, salt and vanilla essence in a blender and mix well.
  5. Pour the blended mixture into the apples.
  6. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and place the skillet in the oven and cook for 15 minutes or till the pancake turns golden brown.
  7. Sprinkle powdered sugar before serving to add zing to the flavour.

Nutritional Value

The above ingredients would suffice for two and contain the following nutritional facts:

10. Cinnamon And Oatmeal Pancakes

This aromatic pancake recipe will be a hit with your little one.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup oatmeal
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 egg whites
  • ½ tsp cinnamon powder
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg powder
  • ½ tbsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • A pinch of salt

How to make

  1. Take a large bowl and mix all the ingredients together in it.
  2. Make sure the batter does not get too thin or runny you may add extra oatmeal to work upon the consistency of the batter.
  3. Heat any non-stick pan on medium flame.
  4. Grease the pan and gradually pour pancake mix.
  5. Cook the pancakes well from both the sides.
  6. You may serve the pancakes with any topping or with any syrup of your choice.

Nutritional Value

The above-mentioned ingredients will comfortable serve two people and contain following nutritional value:

You may easily try any of the above-mentioned recipes at home. If your child is a fussy eater or just stubborn to try something new, you can lure them into eating healthy by trying any of our above-mentioned pancake recipes. However, if your kid is allergic to any specific ingredient, kindly double-check before trying out any recipe. These easy to make healthy pancake recipes will be loved by one and all. You can also make variations to the recipes as per the liking of your kid or to add an extra zing to the recipe. Kids love to try out new things and experiment with various flavours, therefore, it is a good idea to start introducing various flavours at a younger age to avoid any food aversions.


Kids’ party recipes

Throwing a bash for the kids? We've got plenty of party food and drink ideas, including birthday cakes, pizza, snacks and sandwiches – the perfect treat.

Marshmallows dipped in chocolate

Kids will love making these sweet chewy lollipops decorated with melted chocolate and cake sprinkles

Super sausage rolls

Eat these family-friendly sausage rolls with a chutney or pickle. They make a great snack for a party buffet

Simple iced biscuits

Make these sweet iced letters and numbers with your kids during school holidays. They'll have fun making them and then devour them once ready

Egg & cress club sandwich

Enjoy these toasted egg and cress club sandwiches as part of a summer family picnic. Skewer each sandwich with a sandwich pick and serve with crisps

Cake pops

These fun cake pops are easy to make and great for parties. Kids and adults will love these colourful chocolate-covered bites

Pizza with homemade sauce

Make pizza for the family with a homemade base and tomato sauce. The recipe is perfect to get kids involved in cooking. Top with mozzarella and fresh basil

Chocolate chip traybake

Bake these chocolate chip squares for the family. Easy to make, this traybake is ideal for cooking (and eating!) with kids

Watermelon lemonade

This watermelon lemonade looks amazing but is super-simple to make. It's perfect for a kids party or makes a refreshing summer drink for kids or adults

Ice cream cone cakes

Wafer cones make an unlikely but perfect case for light custard and vanilla sponge- decorate with buttercream and your favourite ice cream toppings

Super-easy birthday cake

Children love colour, so what could be better than a birthday cake with two different coloured sponges made from one mixture and a colourful icing?

Vanilla milkshake bar

What could be more exciting than a milkshake bar for kids (and big kids)? Perfect for a party or celebration, let guests choose their own toppings

Mini pizza quiches

Use tortilla wraps and a muffin tin to make individually portioned egg, salami and tomato bites - ideal for lunch boxes or picnics

Southern-fried chicken tacos

Make our southern-fried chicken tacos for a budget family dinner that you can prep in just 10 minutes with a handful of ingredients

Vegan birthday cake

Bake a plant-based version of a chocolate fudge cake for a birthday party. Everyone can enjoy it, including guests who have a dairy intolerance or egg allergies

Easy egg muffins

Make these mini egg muffins for an easy breakfast or lunch with the kids. Add chopped ham, bacon or smoked salmon, if you fancy

Chocolate Rice Krispie cakes

Make a kids' classic with these chocolate Rice Krispie cakes and decorate with sweets, nuts or dried fruit for the ultimate hometime treat

Rainbow pizzas

Forget takeaway pizzas, encourage kids to eat a rainbow every day with this colourful recipe full of fresh flavours – guaranteed to please even fussy eaters

Watermelon pops

Try a new, fun way to serve watermelon to kids. You could also push green and black grapes onto kebab sticks and finish with a strawberry

Vegan nuggets

Rustle up a batch of vegan nuggets, packed with cannellini beans, cauliflower and carrot. They make great kids' party food that everyone can enjoy, or serve as an after-school snack


If your little ones want a simple but festive snack, get them to help you make these absolutely delicious snack kabobs that represent the Irish flag.

If you aren’t a fan of meat, you can always swap out the turkey for mozzarella cheese or a slice of baguette!

Lindsay loves cooking fun and creative meals for friends and family. At home, you can find her trying out a new recipe found on Pinterest while trying to balance her husband's sweet tooth with her healthy eating habits. If she's not in the kitchen, you'll find Lindsay photographing people she loves and going out with friends to try the newest restaurant in her small town.


Rainbow cake | butter sponge cake

They say less is more? Not true! Especially in the case of a five year old’s birthday cake.

I’m still recovering from little Miss Charlotte’s birthday party yesterday. It wasn’t the preparation and cooking that took it out of me – but instead trying to entertain the 35 kiddies! It probably didn’t help that they’d all had their weekly dose of sugar in the one afternoon. Between fairy bread, cupcakes, coloured popcorn and lolly bags, I think it’s safe to say that they were all happily fed. Not to mention the sausage rolls, mini quiches, snags on bread and more fruit than you could poke a stick at. It was a real ‘special treat’ kind of day.

But the real star of the show, the main event was the 8 tiered butter cream rainbow cake that my girls and I’ve had in the pipeline for the past couple of weeks. Made using my favourite novelty cake recipe for a delicious butter sponge, along with lots of food colouring and a truck load of butter cream – it couldn’t of been better.

Granted, it’s a bit of a fiddly recipe but once you’ve made it once, you’ll be able to do it in your sleep. Just please make sure you read the recipe thoroughly and don’t miss the section under ‘Lo’s tips’ below which you’ll find helpful. I’d also love to hear from you with any queries or questions you might have if you’re going to tackle this cake yourself. Simply contact me here.

The best thing about this cake is that you can cook the cakes ahead of time, popping them in the freezer until the morning of there is no fancy icing technique required – simply slap on some butter cream in any colour that you wish, and then last but not least – make sure you have a killer cake topper to throw on top (my sparkly ‘Happy Birthday’ one bought from The Pop-Up Party Co) along with any little figurines you might fancy. Think princess dolls, Lego people, little trains, action figures, Shopkins, LOL’s or just keep it nice and simple. The real exciting part is cutting the cake open to reveal the colourful layers hidden within.

The Pop-Up Party Co have everything you need to plan a party – from bunting to balloons, decorations, tableware and my favourite – these gorgeous sparkly cake toppers (which you can also have personalised).

And by all means, if baking really isn’t your thing – go ahead and buy 4 butter cake mixes instead (you’ll get two coloured tiers out of one packet mix). I won’t tell. And don’t think you’re putting us food bloggers out of a job by doing so. I think it’s safe to say that there’s still plenty of other cake recipes out there for me to share. I could be blogging until I’m old and grey and not run out of recipes to cook.

I’m just worried that one day they’ll make a packet mix for zucchini slice! Then I’ll really be out of a job.


12 Classic Kids Party Foods

1. Fruit Wands
Fruit and marshmallow kebabs make fabulous magic wands for fairies, wizards and all manner of magical creatures. Add a melon star (cut with a cookie cutter) to the end of your kebab stick for a fabulous finish.


2. Fairy Bread
What could be simpler than buttered bread covered in coloured sugar sprinkles? I love fairy bread because it can easily be cut into all manner of shapes with a cookie cutter to match your party theme.


3. Chocolate Crackles
A favourite party food from my own childhood, check out my healthier, low allergy version of the traditional chocolate crackle recipe.


4. Honey Joys
Mmmmm…honey joys! One of my personal, all time favourite party foods. See the recipe here at Planning with Kids.


5. Jelly or jello
Colourful jelly can be layered with rainbow colours, whipped up or be dressed up to suit your party theme. And jelly doesn’t have to be served in a cup or bowl – how fun are these jelly oranges! These disappeared in a flash at Immy’s recent party. (Via Planning with Kids)


6. Popcorn
To make our Princess Popcorn, we drizzled white chocolate over our popped corn and sprinkled it with colourful rainbow sprinkles. Pop it in the fridge to set, then serve.

Or check out this list of creative flavours for your party popcorn, check out these ideas from The Organised Housewife.


7. Cupcakes
A classic vanilla cupcake can be dressed up in a myriad of ways with icing, sprinkles, lollies or homemade cupcake toppers.

8. Cookies
Another food that is so easy to theme – cookies! For shaped cookies, I like the Planning with Kids Easy Cookie Cutter recipe but in the interest of full disclosure I outsourced these Cinderella slippers to a friend of a friend! Don’t they look great.

9. Shaped Sandwiches
Whip up a loaf of sandwiches with your favourite sandwich fillings and then cut them into shapes with your favourite themed cookie cutters. Where were we before the cookie cutter was invented.

10. Mini Quiche
A great savoury option, mini quiche can be made with any number of different flavour combinations. Though ham and cheese always seems to be a hit with small people!

11. Mini Pizza
Whether you make pizza shapes (our star pizzas were made on a flatbread base) or rolled pizza pinwheels (made with puff pastry), pizza is pretty much the #1 favourite savoury party food of our pint-sized party guests,

12. Sausage Rolls
A savoury classic, these homemade sausage rolls taste so much better than the store bought version and they’re simple enough for me to make! Recipe via The Organised Housewife.

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Christie Burnett is a teacher, presenter, writer and the mother of two. She created Childhood 101 as a place for teachers and parents to access engaging, high quality learning ideas.


Christmas sweets recipes

These tempting Christmas sweets make perfect stocking fillers, gifts or treats. Our festive confectionary includes fudge, truffles, candy canes, chocolate bark and much more.

Christmas rocky road

Adapt this festive rocky road however you like. It’s great for using up leftover Christmas sweets and biscuits, and you can get kids involved in making them, too

Christmas truffles

Pop these homemade Christmas truffles in a pretty box if you want to give them as a gift. Kids will love giving them to family and friends

Reindeer & snowman chocolate bark

Get the kids involved in making some tasty Christmas treats like our fabulously festive chocolate bark. Great to give as a gift as well

Vanilla fudge

Homemade fudge makes a fabulous gift wrapped up for Christmas or any special occasion. Our recipe for these buttery sweets is well worth the effort

Peppermint candy canes

These sweet treats are a great last-minute gourmet addition to a homemade gift hamper and are fun to make with kids

Peppermint creams

Simple, creamy, peppermint treats you can make with just a handful of ingredients. They make a tasty homemade gift for anyone with a sweet tooth

Classic nougat

Make nougat as an edible gift, or as a sweet treat to enjoy with family and friends. It's worth investing in a sugar thermometer for making confectionary

Easy chocolate biscuits

Try this basic recipe for fail-safe biscuits every time. Make a batch of chocolate chip cookies, or adapt it to include nuts, fruit or your favourite sweets

Marshmallows

Learn how to make fluffy vanilla marshmallows, perfect for a homemade gift, sandwiching in a s'more, or popping into a mug of hot chocolate

Microwave boozy fudge

Also known as miracle fudge, this indulgent sweet treat is made in minutes in the microwave, and makes for an ideal last-minute edible gift – no sugar thermometer required

Chocolate stirrers

Get the kids in the kitchen making these chocolate stirrers that you pop into hot milk for a DIY hot chocolate. Experiment with your own flavour combinations

Chocolate fudge

Make this moreish chocolate fudge as a sweet treat or homemade gift. Be sure to use a sugar thermometer to achieve the perfect melt-in-your-mouth consistency

Vegan tiffin

Make our vegan tiffin squares as a festive treat, packed with Christmas ingredients like ginger nuts, dried cranberries and pistachios. They're great for a party.

Chewy toffees

Treat yourself to the ultimate sweet treat – chewy toffee. Toffees aren't hard to make, but remember to be careful when you're dealing with very hot sugar

Mince pie baklava

When a mince pie meets baklava, it’s a match made in Christmas heaven. Serve warm with ice cream for dessert, or cut into smaller bites to enjoy with coffee

Salted fruit ’n’ nut bark

This super-simple slab of swirled dark and white chocolate is studded with chopped mixed nuts and dried fruit - break into chunky shards and pop in a homemade hamper as an edible gift

Florentine biscuits

We've given the classic Florentine a chocolate covered biscuity base so they're perfect for dunking. Enjoy yourself or give as a homemade gift

Cocktail truffle selection

These homemade chocolates are filled with boozy flavours such as Pisco sour, espresso martini and Cosmopolitan – an irresistible homemade gift


50 recipes especially for the Get Merry app.

If you haven’t been following us on social media you might not know that we just did some BIG updates on the Get Merry recipe app. We are bloody excited.

TO CELEBRATE WE ARE RUNNING A GIVEAWAY! YAY! Click here to find out how to enter!

YAY! We’re super pumped becuase all the changes make the app easier to use PLUS we’ve added a stack of deliciousness to celebrate.

We added 50 extra recipes, especially for the Get Merry app. A couple recipes are from past Challenges, some are brand new and you’ll notice an extra special recipe from our cookbook!

If you have the app check out all the new recipes NOW! Make sure you’ve updated to version 8.0!

If you haven’t downloaded it yet, learn more about it over HERE. Or search ‘Get Merry’ in the app store. And if you’re thinking about purchasing the app make sure you do before the price goes up next week! It’s just $4.49 AUD right now!

50 NEW recipes especially for the Get Merry app.

Crispy chicken strips.

Talk about finger-lickin’ good. Such a fun dinny, plus it’s a super doooooper easy recipe.

Turkish grainfree pizza.

Our favourite pizza base recipe ever! PLus epic combo of toppings.

Beef stroganoff

One of our favourite weekly dinners when we were growing. This version is dairy free, sugar free and gluten free. So good!

Crispy skinned salmon with pesto zoodles.

Yes, you can cook crispy skinned salmon at home.

Chicken antipasto salad.

Delicious and perfect for summer!

Slow cooked lamb.

Tuna patties

Such an easy way to get fish into your diet. Even the kiddies will approve of these.

Sesame crusted salmon with greens.

We love how simple and fresh this meal is. Packed with greens to make you feel oh so dayum good!

Yummy pork fried cauli-rice.

Such an easy peasy recipe plus a delicious way to pack extra vegetables onto your dinner.

Pork nuggets with avo-zoodles.

Not going to lie, we were going for the meatball look, but they turned into nuggets and they were amazing.

Simple slow cooked beef.

Slow cookers are actually magical. Whack it on in the morning and boom, come home to all kinds of delicious!

Meatza.

Meatza = meat crusted pizza. It’s delish and a super easy recipe.

Steak plate.

So simple, so yum. With the combo of spinach and beef it’s the perfect dinner to get your iron dose up!

Cauli, leek and bacon soup.

This soup is perfect for winter! A lower carb version of the old fave potato and leek soup!

Chicken veggie bake.

Nothing beats a chop everything up and bake kinds dinner!

Super easy fish curry

Hands up who loves curry? Ok, hands up who loves EASY. HEALTHY. CURRY?! *all hands up*

Merry simple bowl.

We called it this coz it sounds better than ‘chicken veggie bowl’. It’s a bowl full of abundance, full of goodness, full of magic.

Merry veggie soup.

Feel like you need some extra greens? We got you covered!

Loaded chippie bowl.

Probably the best healthy comfort food ever!

Pretty naked cake.

And by pretty naked cake… we mean it looks pretty and it’s naked. Because it’s not pretty naked. It’s VERY naked. This recipe is from our recipe book, available in the bundle section on the app or IRL hard copy over here.

Mini banana loafs.

Because everything is better when it’s mini.

Peanut butter cookies.

Anything with peanut butter in it wins! Delish as cookies!

Popcorn chocolate slice.

HELLO yummy yummy choc pop slice! Yes, it’s a choccy slice with popcorn in it! It takes 10 mins to whiz up and 30 mins to set… so what are you waiting for? Get on it yo!

Fruit custard tart.

Who doesn’t love a custard tart?! Get in belly action! You don’t have to top with fruit, you could top with chocolate, caramel, coconut cream, whatever your heart (more like tummy) desires!

Banana blueberry cashew bread.

Blueberry + banana = actual magic! Such an easy peasy recipe, perfect for brekky, tea parties and dessert!

Strawberry, mango and apple crumble.

This crumble it the easiest healthy dessert in the world! It’s as simple as chopping up the fruit and mixing the crumble ingredients together. Boom! It also makes a delish as breakfast. Plus, it’s yummy served hot or cold. It’s a winning dessert.

Apple caramel cake.

Jaffa chia pudding.

Chia puddings will make your morning oh so Merry because A. hello yum as, B. sahhhh easy to make and C. did we mentioned YUM?

Carrot toast.

It’s a great recipe for brekkies and snacks for the week!

Toast with chia jam.

This toast is gluten free and grain free and oh so yum!

Chai granola.

Be careful of this chai granola, it’s extremely yum and highly addictive.

Strawberry and macadamia buckwheat porridge.

Buckwheat porridge is the nicest way to start your day. Enjoy warm in winter and cold in summer.

Blackberry buckwheat porridge.

Another epic flavour of the buckwheat porridge.

Banana cluster granola.

Banana baked granola/cereal = next granola flavour ever.

Peanut butter pancakes.

These grain free pancakes are actually fluffy. Maybe our fave pancake recipe ever!

Apple pie chia pudding.

Yuuuummmmm! How good are chia puddings?!

Strawberries and peanut butter on toast.

So delicious and oh so cute!

Strawberry brekky cake.

Cake for breakfast? We say YES!

Brekky plate.

All the breakfast favourites on one big plate.

Carrot savoury muffins.

Make a batch up on the weekend fpr a week filled with grab and go brekkies.

Spinach and avocado omelette.

Eggs and avo is one of our fave food combos.

Cheezi egg bowls.

We added savoury yeast flakes for an epic delish breakfast plus it’s high in vitamin B. Boom.

Mexican quinoa bowl.

Mexican anything and everything!

Eggs baked in big mushrooms.

The perfect recipe for your next weekend brunch. We topped ours with parmesan cheese…. ohhhh yeh so yum.

Choc mud smoothie bowl.

The toppings are optional but highly recommended.

Choc berry smoothie bowl.

You guys know we love smoothies, right?

Mars bar smoothie.

No description needed! It’s bloody yum!

Lemon berry smoothie.

Such a refreshing and nutritious way to start the day.

Clean the pipes smoothie.

Filled with good stuff to get everything flowing.

Ok! Now it’s time to get cooking! And remember you can download the Get Merry app over HERE or search ‘Get Merry’ in your app store.


10 Healthy Summer Food Ideas For Kids:

The best and healthy summer foods for kids are drinks, juices, fruit Cups, yogurt, wraps, burgers, pancakes, eggs, popcorn, watermelon/musk melon and naturally sweet. Read below to know about each food option in detail.

1. Drinks and Juices:

When the mercury rises, you need to prepare foods which are cool! Juices, especially those made with coconut water, lemon, cucumber or watermelon are coolants for the blistering heat. Blend it with fresh sprigs of mint.

2. Fruit Cups:

Whether its breakfast, dessert or a mid-afternoon snack, a chilled fruit salad is a fresh, delicious choice for the entire family. Halve a melon and fill it with sliced papaya or tender coconut slices.

3. Yogurt:

Curd is a delicious coolant. You can also add fruits to the curds to make a lip-smacking and wholesome smoothie or just churn it with water, add some jaljeera powder. You can also give masala buttermilk during the summer.

4. Wraps:

A revised version of a chapatti roll, a wrap has lots of health wrapped in it. You can fill in lots of those stamina foods – beans, low-fat cheese, vegetables (red and green capsicum, corn, green onions, spinach, mushrooms), and chicken into these all time favourite among kids.

5. Burgers:

Though there is so much chest-beating about it as a junkie, you could spice it up with healthy fillings like whipped curd instead of mayonnaise. Instead of red meat, you can grill them with patties made of chicken, lentils or vegetables. Fruits, like a pineapple round with a dash of pepper, also make healthy patties.

6. Pancakes:

For an instant energy booster, dish out a fun breakfast for kids with a sliced banana pancake, made of whole wheat grain and topped with fresh chilled strawberries. Your kid will gorge on this yummy breakfast for sure!

7. Eggs:

Used with caution, eggs have an amazing quotient of stamina. Scrambled eggs sautéed with mushrooms, along with wholegrain bread is a favourite amongst kids. Egg-nog with a few drops of vanilla essence, French toast with almond flakes and caramel egg-custard also work great with picky eaters.

8. Popcorn:

Yes! Pop corn is a healthy food for kids in summer. Add a dash of cheese, salt and pepper to make it zingy and take caution to serve in small quantities.

9. Watermelon / Musk melon:

Serve it as juice or wedges, either way they are delicious. Make sure they are on your dining table every meal and eat the seeds as well for its iron content. You can also freeze water melon sorbet and enjoy them as popsicles, for a change!

10. Naturally sweet:

A fistful of almonds, raisins and walnuts together, mixed in a small cup of yoghurt, is healthier than Nutty Ice cream. Dark chocolate sauce topping on strawberries is another “cool” deal. If needed add little amount of whipped cream as a special treat.

Try out these summer recipes and foods for your kids and share with us if you have any interesting ideas. Make sure you involve your kids in the kitchen, as it will make the process even more fun!


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