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Childrens Party Food Ideas
Having two children I have catered for many a party over the years, and been to my share of them as well. I have a few little ideas that you may like to try, whether for a party or just to have some fun with the kids on the weekend, these will go down a treat.
I hope you find them, or some of them of use to you.
Cranberry Fruit Punch
- 1 ltr Cranberry Juice
- 450 gram can crushed Pineapple in syrup
- 1.25 ltr Lemonade
- 1 Red Apple
- 1 Banana
Dice the apple and banana into small pieces.
Combine the cranberry juice, lemonade, and crushed pineapple in a large jug.
Add the apple and banana and stir to combine.
Spoon raspberry or strawberry puree, by blending washed berries, adding sugar to taste and thinning out with a little water to your desired consistency (this can be done up to three days in advance), into tall glasses and top with lemonade and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
This makes approximately 20 Spiders.
- 1 packet pre-cooked Crispy Noodles
- 1 cup of Peanut Butter
- 350 grams of melted Milk Chocolate
Mix all ingredients together and use a tea spoon to place small quantities onto a plate. Refrigerate until required. These may be made several days in advance.
Insert a paddle-pop stick in each banana, roll in honey, coat with melted chocolate and then coconut (can be coloured), hundreds and thousands or sultanas. You can make a mix of all three final layers for variety or just use one. Lay on a tray and cover with cling wrap and freeze.
Place jelly snakes or chocolate frogs into clear plastic cups. Fill the cups with different coloured jelly or layers of colours. Arrange the snakes to hang over the side of the cups.
Quick Frozen Yoghurt
- 1 cup of Natural Yoghurt
- 1 cup of fresh fruit, cut into small pieces
Mix the yoghurt and fruit together and pour into a container and freeze overnight.
Chocolate Sultana Bars
- 120 grams of Milk Chocolate
- 1/3 cup Crunchy Peanut Butter
- 2 tbsp Golden Syrup
- 1 tbsp Water
- 100 grams Sultanas, chopped
- 120 grams of Bran Flakes
Grease and line a baking tin/tray with baking paper.
Place the chocolate, peanut butter, golden syrup and water into a microwave safe container/bowl and microwave until melted.
Stir in the sultanas and bran flakes and mix thouroughly.
Press into the prepared baking tin/tray and flatten until smooth.
Refrigerate overnight and then cut into bars. (makes 15 - 20)
These can be made several days ahead and stored in an air tight container.
- 1/2 cups Sultanas
- 4 Mars Bars
- 30 grand Margarine
- 3 cups Rice Bubbles
Chop the Mars Bars into small pieces and place into a saucepan with the margarine. Melt over a medium heat.
Stir in the rice bubbles and sultanas.
Press into a lined baking tin/tray and refrigerate overnight.
Cut into bars.
Quick Chocolate Cake
- 70 grams of Butter, melted
- 1 cup Self Raising Flour
- 1 cup Sugar
- 2 1/2 tbsp Cocoa Powder
- 1/4 cup Milk
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence
- 2 Eggs
Pre heat the oven to 200c
Mix the flour, sugar and cocoa powder together and then add the melted butter. Combine the milk, eggs and vanilla essence and add to the flour/butter mix.
Beat for 2 minutes then pour into a geased 20 cm cake tin.
Cook for 35 minutes.
- 4 cups Rice Bubbles (or Coco Pops)
- 1 cup Desiccated Coconut
- 1 cup Icing Sugar
- 250 grams Copha
- 3 tbsp Cocoa Powder
In a large bowl mix the rice bubbles, icing sugar, coconut and cocoa powder.
Slowly melt the copha, allow to cool slightly and add to the rice bubbles mix, stir to combine.
Spoon the mix into patty pans and refrigerate until firm.
Makes approx 24
Chocolate Coffee Balls
- 85 grams icing Sugar
- 60 grams Cocoa Powder
- 1 tsp Instant Coffee Powder
- 1/2 cup Condensed Milk
- 60 grams Copha
- 60 grams Chocolate Biscuits (cookies), crushed
- 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
- Chocolate Sprinkles
Sift the sugar, cocoa and coffee into a bowl then add the crushed biscuits.
Melt the copha and cool, add to the mix and stir well.
Add the vanilla essence and condensed milk and combined.
Roll into small balls and then roll them in the chocolate sprinkles.
Refrigerate until set. (you may want to keep these for the adults due to the coffee)