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Snacks for kids: Homemade chocolate goodies

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To your little ones, Easter means chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate! We’re here to make sure you don’t disappoint with these three top-notch Easter snacks for kids.


Here are some fun indoor activity ideas for kids:


1. Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

These are always a hit with the kids and well worth getting sticky for! We’ve combined two favourites: peanut butter and chocolate. It doesn’t get any better than this!


What you will need:


  • 3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup soft butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup Marie biscuit crumbs
  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips


Method:


  1. In a large bowl, beat the peanut butter, butter and vanilla essence until blended. Then, gradually beat in the sugar and biscuit crumbs.
  2. With your hands, mould the mixture into 16 eggs. Place them on wax paper and refrigerate for 30 minutes until firm.
  3. In the microwave, melt chocolate chips until smooth.
  4. Dip your biscuit mixture eggs in the chocolate mixture, allowing the excess to drip off.
  5. Put the eggs back on the baking sheet and refrigerate for a further 30 minutes.


Now you have the perfect tea time snack for kids. Pop the kettle on, make a pot of Rooibos and enjoy your delicious Peanut Butter Easter Eggs.




2. Creamy Caramel Biscuit Bars

These kid’s snacks won’t last long at all! Once the kids have tasted one of these bars, they’ll definitely be back for more! Luckily this recipe makes about four dozen.


What you will need:


  • 2/3 cup soft butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tin caramel treat
  • 800g dark chocolate


Method:


  1. Preheat your oven to 190°C. Line a baking pan with tinfoil and lightly grease the foil with butter.
    In a large bowl, mix together sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in the egg and vanilla essence.
  3. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt, then gradually add to the sugar and butter mixture – blend well.
  4. Press the dough into prepared pan. Bake for 16-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
  5. Once cooled, spread caramel treat evenly over the crust.
  6. Cut up the biscuit layer into bars.
  7. In the microwave, melt dark chocolate and dip the bars in the chocolate, allow the excess to drip off.
  8. Place them on wax paper in the fridge to set.
  9. Enjoy!



3. Marshmallow Pops

Our third and final favourite is really simple and quick to make! And you can customise and decorate according to each child’s preference. These little marshmallow pops also make a great party activity, so bear that in mind next time you’re planning a birthday bash.


What you will need:


  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 4 teaspoons canola oil
  • 40 large marshmallows
  • 20 ice lolly sticks
  • Toppings: sprinkles/ flaked coconut/ ground walnuts


Method:


  1. In the microwave, melt chocolate chips and oil, stir until smooth.
  2. Push two marshmallows onto each lolly stick.
  3. Roll the marshmallows in melted chocolate, turning to coat them evenly.
  4. Next, let your kids roll them in the toppings of their choice.
  5. Place them on wax paper, put in the fridge and let them set.
  6. Finally, let your kids munch away and enjoy!





Let us know which of these were your kids favourite in the comments below. And if you have any Easter treats that you make every year, we’d love it if you shared the recipe. Happy baking!


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