Thursday, June 13, 2013

Guest Post: Keeping It Simple's Kiddos-Elise's Creation

Because Big Sister was having fun in the kitchen creating masterpieces, Little Sister wanted to follow suit.  Apparently Graham Crackers area staple in their recipes...

Graham Crackers (broke into rectangles)
Cool Whip Vanilla Frosting
Aerosol Whip Cream
Cherry Pie Filling
Hershey's Chocolate Syrup

First she laid out the graham crackers on a fancy serving platter.
Next, she spread the cool whip vanilla frosting on each graham cracker.
Then she sprayed a dollop of spray whip on each.
She then topped each dollop with a cherry.
Lastly, she drizzled Hershey's Chocolate Syrup on each.

They were actually pretty tasty.  Who doesn't love chocolate with cherries?  They did get pretty soggy pretty quickly, so make right before serving and only make as many as you will eat.

Guest Post: Keeping it Simple's Kiddos-Peyton's Creation

Summer Vacation is here!  My kiddos are both experimenting in the kitchen these days.  My oldest asked if I could feature her on "Keeping It Simple" if it turned out.  She put a lot of thought and research into creating a "s'more bar" that she could do all by herself without following a recipe.  Here is what she came up with.

Graham Crackers (broken into squares)
Jumbo Marshmallows
Chocolate Chips
Graham Cracker Crumbs

She placed the graham cracker squares in a baking pan.
Then she added a marshmallow to the top of each square.
Put in a 350 degree oven until marshmallows were soft enough to push down (5 to 10 minutes).
Meanwhile, she melted chocolate chips on the stove top with a little bit of milk.
She added the melted chocolate to a baggie and snipped the end off, then piped it onto the crackers.
Lastly, she sprinkled with graham cracker crumbs.

I am not a big s'more fan, but these were definitely edible.  She was so proud of her creation and that it turned out.  An easy snack that you can make with your kiddos...wouldn't these be perfect on a rainy day with blanket tents "camping indoors"?  Or if a backyard campout gets rained out/kids chicken out?