Oreo Spider

Oreo Spider

Oreo Spider

Ingredients

    • Oreo
    • Pretzel Sticks
    • White Icing
    • Candy eyes (found in cake decorating section of store)

Directions
1. On a plate, use white icing to create a spider web (see above picture for example).
2. Carefully place 3 pretzel sticks in the Oreo on each side to create the “legs” of the spider.
3. On top of the Oreo, dab two small circles and then place candy eyes on it.
4. Place Oreo spider on spider web.

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Pumpkin Cookie

Pumpkin Cookie

Pumpkin Cookie

 

Ingredients:

  • Sugar Cookie
  • White icing tinted with orange food coloring
  • Green gumdrop candy
  • Candy Corn
  • Red Gel Icing

Directions:

1. Decorate sugar cookie with orange tinted icing

2. Place green gumdrop on top for the “stem” of the pumpkin.

3. Place 2 candy corn candy for the eyes with the white part pointed at the top of the cookie. Place a candy corn candy for the nose with the white part pointed down.

4. Use the red gel icing to make a mouth.

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Twinkie School Bus

Twinkie School Bus

Twinkie School Bus

Ingredients:

  • Twinkie
  • Rolo candy
  • Chocolate candy bars – broken into small squares
  • Red Skittles
  • Icing

Directions:

1. Dab three small dots of icing on the top middle area of the Twinkie – place the square pieces of chocolate candy for the “windows” of the bus.

2. Dab a small dot of icing between the first and second window closer to the bottom area.  Place the red Skittles candy with the S pointed up (for the stop sign).

3. Place two Rolo’s on the bottom portion of the plate where the Twinkie is placed to create “wheels” for the bus.

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Graham Cracker School Bus

To help your Preschooler or young student get excited for school, this is a fun food activity for them to make!!

Graham Cracker School Bus

Graham Cracker School Bus

Ingredients:

  • Rectangle Graham Cracker
  • White icing with yellow food coloring*
  • Chex cereal
  • mini Oreos
  • Directions:
    1. Carefully spread the icing that has been colored with yellow food coloring onto the rectangle graham cracker with a plastic knife. I’ve found that having the child use a plastic knife helps them not break the graham cracker as easily.
    2. Place four cereal pieces as bus “windows” on the upper portion of the graham cracker.
    3. Twist the mini Oreos and place as the bus “wheels.” This is a great fine motor skill to work with your preschooler on!

    *If you are worried about the sugar content, you can also substitute the icing for cream cheese and tint it with yellow food coloring.

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Strawberry Basil Muffins

Since I started making recipes with strawberries and fresh basil, I’ve been on the hunt for more recipes to use these two delicious ingredients together! Once again, I found yet another recipe on Pinterest for Strawberry Basil Muffins and they are amazing!! The recipe is from somethingswanky.com and I’ll definitely be checking out more of her recipes!

 

Strawberry Basil Muffins

 

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Ingredients:

  • 3/4 Cup + 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup Chopped Strawberries
  • 1 Tbsp Chopped Fresh Basil

 

 

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.

2. Whisk together the milk, vegetable oil, egg, sugar and vanilla.

3. Use a spatula or wooden spoon to mix in the flour, baking powder and salt just until the batter is formed.  Fold in the strawberries and basil. Batter will be thick and lumpy so do not over mix the batter.

4. Using a 12 cup muffin tin, either grease and flour or put muffin papers in to help the muffins come out more easily.

5. Divide the batter in the muffin tins.

6.  Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown on top and toothpick inserted into the muffin comes out clean.

7.  Cool and enjoy!

 

strawberrybasilmuffinopen

Look how amazing the inside looks when split open!!

 

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