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Rainbow Marshmallow Party Recipe-One Stop Kids Party Shop

Are you planning a Rainbow Party for your little girl or boys next birthday party or special celebration? Or perhaps you need a good go to recipe for regular play dates. Then One Stop Kids Party Shop simple yet very popular Rainbow Marshmallows are what you need. And if you require any Rainbow party supplies or kids party supplies and party decorations then One Stop Kids Party Shop is on stand by ready to help you out with these requirements as well. Please see below for our famous Rainbow Party Marshmallow recipe.

This recipe truly is simple – only 4 ingredients; water, unflavored gelatin (like Knox), sugar and vanilla, that’s it! And yes – no eggs!

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After the gelatin and sugar are heated until dissolved and cooled slightly, you need about 15 minutes of whipping the mixture until stiff peaks form.

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Rainbow MarshmallowsOne Stop Kids Party Shop

This recipe makes a full 13×9 pan full, about 75 marshmallows. I decided we really didn’t need that many marshmallows, so we divided the glass pans into thirds using a piece of cardboard covered with parchment paper.

Depending on the amount you need, you could make 3 batches and divide them in half. Or if you have enough pans the same size, you can certainly use them.

For the 6 colors – red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple – I divided the batter into about 2 1/2 cups for each color. Then added about 1/4 teaspoon of coloring to each, it does take quite a bit of coloring to get the vibrant colors. Be sure to use No Taste Red, or it will taste bitter.

An easy recipe for marshmallows with only 4 ingredients.
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups water
  • 3 envelopes unflavored gelatin (about 2 teaspoons per packet)
  • 2¼ cups sugar, granulated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Powdered Sugar for tossing, optional
  1. In a medium saucepan on the stove, add water and sprinkle gelatin over
  2. Let set 1 minute
  3. Add sugar and vanilla, stir to combine
  4. Heat mixture just until sugar is dissolved, about 3-4 minutes
  5. Remove from heat and let cool until you can almost hold your hand on the side of pan
  6. Transfer to stand mixer and beat on high speed for 15-20 minutes until stiff peaks form
  7. Transfer to 13×9 pan and chill at least 2 hours or overnight
  8. For colored marshmallows – divide batter and add coloring
  9. Pour into pan and spread evenly
  10. Cut into 1 inch squares. Toss in Powdered Sugar if desired.

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Awesome Kids Party Food Ideas/Kids Party Food Recipes Online

For Kids birthday parties I personally go a little over the top ha it’s only once a year and seeing the kiddies little faces light up with delight at the interesting colours, shapes and ideas that I come up with in regards to presenting the yummy party food it is worth putting some planning, effort and time into. Below is 12 of my personal favourite tried and tested kids party food recipes. Ha I’m no0000 genius in the kitchen by any means so if I can pull these party food ideas off so can you. Don’t forget party food does not just have to be left for birthday parties, you can also take along 1 party food plates to mother’s group, play dates, fundraiser’s as so on.

Caramel popcorn lions

CARAMEL POPCORN LIONS

 

 

  • Method
  1. Step 1

    Line eight holes of a 1/3 cup-capacity muffin pan with paper cases.

  2. Step 2

    Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add 2 pieces of corn. Oil is hot enough when corn turns slowly in a circle. Add remaining corn. Cover with a tight-fitting lid. Shake saucepan gently when corn starts to pop. Remove from heat when corn stops popping. Pour into a large heatproof bowl. Discard unpopped corn.

  3. Step 3

    Place golden syrup, sugar and butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 3 to 4 minutes or until sugar dissolves (don’t boil). Bring to the boil. Boil for 4 minutes or until golden.

  4. Step 4

    Working quickly, pour caramel mixture over popcorn. Stir to coat. Divide mixture between paper cases. Using the back of a spoon, press down to flatten tops slightly. Set aside to cool.

  5. Step 5

    Reserve 8 chocolate melts. Place remaining melts in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high (100%) for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, or until melted and smooth. Spread a little melted chocolate on 1 side of 2 Lifesavers. Using picture above as a guide, position Lifesavers on 1 popcorn mixture to form eyes. Top Lifesavers with a little chocolate and position Smarties on top. Spread flat side of 1 reserved melt with a little chocolate. Position in the centre below eyes.

  6. Step 6

    Cut 1 piece of licorice into 8 x 5mm triangles for noses. Cut remaining licorice pieces in half lengthways. Leaving 5mm at 1 end of 1 piece, cut lengthways into 3 even strips. Repeat with remaining licorice pieces. Spread 2 uncut ends with a little melted chocolate. Slide under chocolate melt to form whiskers. Spread 1 triangle with a little remaining chocolate. Position triangle on chocolate melt to form a nose.

  7. Step 7

    Draw eyes on Smarties and mouth on melt. Repeat with remaining popcorn mixtures, melted chocolate, Lifesavers, Smarties, melts, licorice and icing. Set aside to set. Serve.

 

 

 

 

Hawaiian pizza pops

Hawaiian Pizza PopsKIDS PARTY FOOD IDEAS

Please note I first found the fantastic idea for Hawaiian pizza pops on taste.com when I was searching for fun, creative yet simple kids party food ideas for my son’s birthday party. It is not my own personal recipe but I have made it and it went down a treat.!

Don’t forget it is very “In trend” at the moment to present your party food with a label to say what it is, ok so it might be obvious what it is but heck that is besides the point it’s all about the look so label your party food if you wish to present a very modern birthday party. At One Stop Kids Party Shop we sell the chalkboard signs and chalkboard labels that are very fashionable at the moment.

INGREDIENTS

Pizza dough

METHOD

  1. Step 1

    To make pizza dough, combine the water, yeast and sugar in a jug. Stand for 10 minutes or until foamy. Sift flour and salt into a bowl. Make a well in the centre. Add the yeast mixture and oil. Stir until a soft dough forms.

  2. Step 2

    Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for 8-10 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Place in a greased bowl. Cover and set aside to prove for 40 minutes or until the dough doubles in size.

  3. Step 3

    Combine the pineapple, ham and spring onion in a bowl. Season.

  4. Step 4

    Preheat oven to 200C. Punch down dough. Knead until smooth. Roll out to a 42cm x 22cm rectangle. Spread with pizza sauce. Sprinkle with mozzarella. Top with the pineapple mixture, leaving a 2cm border at 1 long side. Starting from the other long side, roll up to form a log. Trim ends. Cut into 24 slices, about 1.5cm thick. Place slices on 2 lined trays, with room for spreading. Insert soaked bamboo skewers into each slice. Spray with oil.

  5. Step 5

    Bake, swapping trays halfway through cooking, for 14-15 minutes or until golden and crisp. Cool slightly.

 

RAINBOW JELLY CUPS

You can not go wrong with the infamous rainbow party jelly cups. Honestly my sister and I have the rainbow jelly cups at every party we put on for our kids and they are super super popular, in fact we always make extra as 1 rainbow jelly cup never seems to be enough!!
TIP: Make your rainbow Jelly cups the day before the party.


Ingredients:
MIN of 4 different flavoured Jelly packs
Rainbow plastic Shot Glasses (Which we sell here at One Stop Kids Party Shop)
1 Pack of snakes (If desired Not compulsory).
Water

Method

  • Chose which colour jelly you are going to have as your first layer and make it up according to the instructions on the pack. Prepare the jelly in a pouring jug for ease later.
  • Once your first jelly is ready pour a small amount of the liquid jelly mix into each shot glass, then place the shot glasses in the fridge to set.
  • Once your first layer is set, make your next layer of jelly according to the packet instructions and then pour a small amount of the next colour on top of your first colour which is now set so the liquid of the next jelly colour will simply sit on top of your first colour it wont mix with it.
  • Place the jelly’s back into the fridge and wait till your second layer has set.
  • Continue this process until you have used all your jelly colours.
  • If you decide to use snakes, cut your snakes in half and when preparing your last layer of jelly put the lolly snake into the liquid jelly of the last layer and put in the fridge to set, the snake will set inside the top layer of the jelly cup.
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Rainbow Jelly Cups-Kids Party Food Ideas

 

MARSHMALLOW STICKS 

Marshmallow Sticks are so simple and Easy we just love them, they look pretty and exciting which is the type of food you want to have on your kids party table and they are just so quick to make.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 large pack of Pink & White Marshmallows, (Don’t go for the cheap variety there is a difference spend a dollar more and get the nice branded Marshmallows, after all if you are going to go to this effort make sure you don’t get dried up crunchy Marshmallows which we have noticed some of the cheaper brands are like this).
  • 1 pack of white icing sugar
  • Butter or Margarine
  • 1 pack of 100’s & 1000’s
  • 1 pack of rainbow dots
  • 1 girly mix colours & shapes 100’s & 1000’s
  • These different types of 100’s & 1000’s as seen in the image can all be purchased from Woolworths and Coles, I’m not sure about Aldi I will have a look next time I’m there.
  • 1 pack of cake pop sticks

Method

  1. In a large mixing bowl make up your white icing sugar, use mostly butter and a drop of water to make a nice thick icing mixture, only use 1 pinch of water at a time this is very important or you may have to start all over again, you do not want a runny icing mixture you want a nice thick one.
  2. Open your cake pop sticks and marshmallows and push 1 marshmallows on top of each cake pop.
  3. Using a paper plate or normal plate I personally like using paper plates so I have less washing up at the end, open up your first type of sprinkles and spread them out onto your plate.
  4. Divide the Marshmallow sticks up evenly and using your first division of sticks, spread some of the icing mixture on top of each of the marshmallows.
  5. Dip each of the Marshmallow sticks from your first division on top of your first plate of sprinkles, place in a cup or cake pop stand to dry.
  6. Repeat this process  with each of your sprinkle variety’s.
  7. Depending on the theme and colour scheme of your party chose how you are going to present the marshmallow sticks on the table. If you are having a rainbow birthday party then perhaps use 3 or 4 different coloured plastic or paper cups and divide the sticks into each cup, if your having a fairy birthday party you may wish to present the sticks in only purple, pink and white cups for example.

Marshmallow Stick PopsOne Stop Kids Party Shop

 

TIP: THERE IS A VARIETY OF OTHER WAYS YOU CAN PRESENT AND MAKE MARSHMALLOW STICK POPS, YOU CAN USE CREATIVE PAPER STRAWS FOR EXAMPLE WHICH WE SELL A HUGE VARIETY HERE AT ONE STOP KIDS PARTY SHOP AND  YOU CAN USE COLOURED ICING INSTEAD OF WHITE ICING, YOU CAN SPREAD THE ICING OVER THE ENTIRE MARSHMALLOW THEN COVER THE ENTIRE MARSHMALLOW IN SPRINKLES ETC, PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW.

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Construction Party Supplies & Ideas

Looking for a Unique, fun, boutique party for your little boy who is 6 and under? Then why  not try a under construction theme party. This is a relatively easy boys party theme to pull off as there is so many great under construction  party theme supplies on the market (We sell the whole range her at One Stop Kids Party Shop just click on this Link Under Construction). You can set up a construction centre in the back yard with a sand pit, diggers, toy trucks, PVC piping off cuts, toy cars, witches hats etc and use our under construction warning tape to cordon off the area really creating that Under Construction party theme come to life. What is great about have a fantastic construction zone for the birthday party is, it is relatively cheap party entertainment idea (especially if you already have a sandpit and toys tonka trucks etc). And if you  do not have sandpit you can get them relatively cheap and it can be a part of your little boys birthday present. You can also lay out some black tarp and dump a pile of rocks and stones surround with toy diggers and trucks and if you have your second construction zone. If you have a door that leads out the to the back yard where the construction play areas are set up then you can use either black and yellow streamers and hang them from the door like a door curtain or use our under construction warning tape and cut it into long strips as we have in the picture below. If budget permits why not purchase each child a  yellow construction hat and dress up construction apron and have each guest get into costume before heading out into the construction play areas. Make sure you get lots of photos before the kids start playing, to make your photo’s extra special ask One Stop Kids Party Shop about our Under Construction Photo Prop as seen in the image below. Please note this is only a snap shot of the great products we have available in our boys party section please check out our website where you can purchase all the under construction party supplies, simply go to the top of this page and click on the Home button.

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Parents always worry themselves with party entertainment and seeking outside assistance for a party entertainer in Australia can be very expensive, they come for a hour or hour and half entertain  your guest and leave you $300 or more out of pocket. As a Early Childhood university teacher I know if you create the right area for kids at a children’s birthday party they will use their imagination to do the rest not to mention building on their social skills and learning. A party entertainer can be very overwhelming and confronting for very young children so I personally think a designated well thought out play area/areas for a children’s birthday party is the way to go but it is personal and a lot of factors need to be weighed up.

 

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Kids Party Food / Kids Party Recipes

Welcome to One Stop Kids Party shop, so here at One Stop we sell all the fun kids party supplies like party decorations, party invitations, kids party games, party favours, party bags and so on, but we know there is more to children’s birthday parties than the party supplies. The other very important component of a child’s birthday party is the kids party food. So we have started to compile a kids party menu if you like with all your traditional as well as modern kids party food recipes. We have tried to include a mixture of both “fun” maybe not so healthy kids party food recipes as well as healthy kids party food recipes. And of course always remember to check with parents as to whether or not any of the children attending your birthday party have allergies. In my personal opinion it is better to 100% stay clear of nuts then check for other possible allergies such as dairy, lactose and gluten intolerances. Ok now for the fun part the recipes.

 

 

MINI TINY TEDDY RACING CARS

What you need:

Mini mars bars

Honey Tiny Teddies

Coloured Smarties

Pre-made chocolate icing

To assemble:

Using picture as a guide…

Cut a slit in the mars bar and push tiny teddy into hole.

Attach 4 wheels and steering wheel to the mars bar in the appropriate place.

Enjoy!

Kids Party Food Recipes

 

WEETBIX AND MARSHMALLOW SLICE

Ingredients:

  • 3 Weetbix
  • 90gms (1 cup) desiccated coconut
  • 100gm (1/2 cup) brown sugar
  • 150gm (1 cup) self-raising flour
  • pinch salt
  • 150gm melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 220gm (1 cup) caster sugar
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • 1 tablespoon gelatine
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 6 drops red food colouring (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon strawberry essence (optional)
  • Coconut or sprinkles for decorating (optional)

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 190C.  Grease and line a 23cm square tin.
  2. Crush weetbix into a large bowl.  Add coconut, brown sugar, flour, salt, melted butter and vanilla extract and mix well.  Press into the base of the tin and bake for 15 minutes or until golden.
  3. For the topping; place the sugar and cold water into a large bowl and beat for 3-4 minutes with an electric mixer.  Add gelatine to hot water and stir briskly with a fork until gelatine has dissolved.  Add gelatine mixture to the sugar mixture and beat on high speed for about 8 minutes or until thick.
  4. Add colouring and essence, if using, and beat until combined.
  5. Pour marshmallow onto weetbix base, sprinkle with coconut or sprinkles and refrigerate until set.  Cut into squares.

Weet bix slice

 

Marshmallow Pops

bag of marshmallows (the round ones work best)
skewers
icing (I went for the shop bought version, pink colour, just some warming up and ready to go)
colourful sprinkles of all kinds

Now put a few marshmallows on the skewers. Have your icing and sprinkles ready for use.
Little bowl for the icing and a plate for the sprinkles.
Dip each marshmallow in the icing and right after that in the sprinkles.
Repeat until no more marshmallows left…

I put mine in a glass to keep them up and let the icing dry.

Done and really that easy and really that beautiful result and so many possibilities…

kids party food recipes

 

Strawberry Pancake Skewers

strawberries
skewers
pancakes and if you live in The Netherlands you can get poffertjesas they are already in the perfect size – otherwise you can make them yourself or get/make pancakes and cut tiny ones with a cookie cutter

Now you slice your strawberries and heat up the poffertjes/ pancakes and assemble both on a stick.
Arrange on a plate and cover slightly with some icing sugar.
Done again and who does not love pancakes with strawberries? Exactly…

Healthy party food

 

Biscuit wands recipe

With this easy biscuit wand recipe, you can have heaps of fun baking with your little fairy. We’ve made wands in the shapes of stars, hearts and circles but you could cut out biscuit wands in any shape that takes your fancy!

Serving Size:

Makes about 20

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 125g butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 20 icypole sticks
  • Assorted sprinkles

Method:

Line two baking trays with baking paper.

Place sugar in a large bowl, melt butter and pour over sugar.

Stir well and add remaining ingredients. Stir to combine.

Lightly flour a surface and roll the dough out to 8-10mm thick.

Cut out shapes. Use a metal slide/spatula to carefully lift onto prepared trays.

Repeat rolling, cutting and lifting until all dough is used.

Place 5cm apart on trays (I had them too close, see picture) to allow for spreading.

Carefully push an icypole stick into each biscuit.

Bake 15 minutes until golden brown.

Remove from oven, cool slightly before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Make a simple icing with 1 cup icing sugar and 1-2 teaspoons water. Spread each wand with icing and decorate with sprinkles.

Notes:

  • Use non-coloured icypole sticks – we got ours from a craft shop. As much as the kids would love coloured sticks, they are probably not terribly nutritionally sound!
  • Recipe created by Melissa Hughes for Kidspot.

Kids Party Food

 

Baby sushi

Baby Sushi

Sushi is loved by children and adults alike – and this baby sushi is just perfect for little hands to hold. Roll fresh sticks of your kids’ favourite vegetables inside the nori sheets and you have an easy and healthy kids party snack.

Serving Size:

4

Special Info:

Egg free, Gluten free, Lactose free, Nut free

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sushi rice
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 3 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 6 sheets nori (don’t mention it’s seaweed!)
  • bamboo mat
  • carrot sticks
  • cucumber sticks
  • cooked beef or chicken
  • avocado slices
  • soy sauce and pickled ginger, to serve

Method:

Place rice and water in a saucepan, cover and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to a simmer for 10 minutes. Turn off heat and leave for 10 minutes covered.

Spread rice into a container and allow to cool, then sprinkle with combined vinegar and sugar. Stir thoroughly.

Use scissors to cut a sheet of nori in half. Place nori shiny side down on the bamboo mat. Place some of the rice on the sheet, press down with wet fingers to a depth of 0.5cm, leaving a 1cm gap at one end. Arrange fillings in a line on top of the rice.

Start rolling up from the end with fillings. Lift the bamboo mat and roll tightly. Wet the strip at the end and push gently to seal the edges. Slice into six or eight pieces using a sharp, wet knife.

Place on a serving platter, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30-60 minutes to allow the nori to soften.

Serve with soy sauce and pickled ginger.

Notes

  • The kids will love helping prepare these sushi rolls. And the baby pieces are a great way to introduce sushi to the little ones. Although my daughter insists she likes the large hand rolls, like in the shops.
  • I like to lay the filling on top of the rice, but it might make it easier for the kids if you finely chop the filling and stir it through the rice. This would be a good way to sneak in some fish, prawns and ‘unmentionable vegetables’.
  • Leftover chicken strips were fantastic in these sushi rolls.
  • Recipe created by Melissa Hughes for Kidspot. .

 

Fruit kebabs with yoghurt dip

kids fruit kebabs

Fruit kebabs just say summer to me and you could not have a more healthy snack for the whole family. Here we give them a delicious yoghurt dip for a creamy flavour contrast.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pineapple, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 punnet strawberries
  • 1 cup grapes
  • 2 oranges, peeled and diced
  • 2 x 60g Yoplait Petit Miam fromage frais

Method:

Take bamboo skewers and thread the fruit on in your preferred order.

Pour the Petit Miam into a dipping bowl.

Use half an orange to sink the skewers into for display.

Notes

  • You can use any fruit you have on hand or that is in season.
  • Make sure that you take into account the children’s age when making these. I like to make tiny kebabs for tiny hands. If I am serving these to children I also cut off the sharp tips with scissors.
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot,

Swirly sandwiches

kids party food
Slice the crusts off the bread and cut the loaf lengthways into four equal slices. Flatten each slice with a rolling pin.

Serving Size:

Makes 20

Ingredients:

  • 1 loaf white bread, unsliced
  • 60g butter, softened
  • Green and blue sprinkles

Method:

Slice the crusts off the bread and cut the loaf lengthways into four equal slices.

Flatten each slice with a rolling pin.

Spread with butter and cover with sprinkles.

Roll up the bread lengthways; you might need to spread a bit more butter on the end of the roll-up to get the sprinkle-side to stick.

Slice each roll into five shells.

Notes:

  • Make the sandwiches the night before or the morning of the party, place on a serving platter, cover with plastic film and refrigerate until needed.
  • I used green and purple ‘Twinkles’ and a mix of blue and green sprinkles.
  • For the adults I made a plain cream cheese version.
  • Recipe created by Melissa Hughes for Kidspot. .

Veggie pikelets

Kids Party Food
These veggie pikelets are packed full of healthy vegetables and your kids won’t even notice. Whip them up for afternoon tea or to pop into lunch boxes.

Prep Time:

10 mins

Cook Time:

10 mins

Ingredients:

  • 2 cup self-raising flour – I use 1 cup wholemeal and 1 cup white self-raising flour
  • 6 eggs
  • 4-5 cups of grated zucchini, and corn
  • 1/2 – 1 cup grated cheese of your choice
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • milk

Method:

Mix all ingredients together, adding milk last until mixture is slightly runny.

Heat a frying pan with a small amount of olive oil and drop a tablespoon of the mixture into the pan, patting into a neat circle.

Cook until golden on each side.

Serve with sauce or a dip such as natural yoghurt flavoured with a small amount of curry.

 

Notes:

  • These are lovely for breakfast.
  • Add one finely sliced, and deseeded birdseye chili and a handful of coriander leaves for an adult version. Top with sour cream.
  • Be sure to use a non-stick pan for this as things can get ugly with any other type of frying pan\.

 

Kids baked beanz party cups

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Kids’ birthday parties need to be fun but don’t think you need to fill them up with sugary, salty foods to have fun! They’ll love these tasty little party cups filled with beans, ham, tomato and cheese and best of all, they’re no more effort to make than fairy bread!

Ingredients:

  • 12 mini flour tortillas
  • 2 x 400g HEINZ BEANZ in Tomato Sauce
  • 100g sliced ham, chopped
  • 1 chopped tomato
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shaved using a vegetable peeler or grated

Method:

Heat tortillas in a microwave oven for 20 seconds then cut a small incision from the centre of the tortilla to the outer edge to enable you to form a neat circle when pressing into the moulds. Press flour tortillas into 12 x ½ cup capacity greased muffin pans and bake in a preheated oven of 160°C for 7 minutes.

Remove from oven and place 2 tablespoonfuls of HEINZ BEANZ into each tortilla. Return to oven for a further 10 minutes, or until the beans are hot and the tortillas crisp and lightly golden.

Divide ham and tomato between the 12 tortilla cups and finish with a few shavings of cheddar cheese.  Serve hot.

Notes:

  • These cups are definitely best served hot – but you can do most of the work before the party begins and then just pop them in the oven when your guests are ready to eat.
  • You could try adding some more exotic fillings – but these ones here are guaranteed kid-pleasers!
  • This recipe was created by HEINZ BEANZ – fuel for Australian families.

Birthday biscuits for school

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Serving Size:

20 – 24

Ingredients:

  • 1 packet Marie biscuits
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • red and blue food colouring
  • 1 packet pink and white marshmallows
  • sprinkles or coloured sugar crystals
  • 1 packet Freddo frogs

Method:

Place icing sugar in a bowl, add 1-2 teaspoons of water to make a smooth spreadable paste. Transfer half the icing to another bowl. Colour one bowl with red colouring and one with blue (my daughter helped me with this so we had very strong colours!). Spread half the Marie biscuits with pink icing. Cut marshmallows in half, press the cut side into the sprinkles or sugar crystals and then place sprinkle-side up on a biscuit. You need four marshmallow halves per biscuit.

For the Freddo biscuits, spread the blue icing on the remaining Marie biscuits and top with a frog. Leave for 30 minutes for the icing to set and then store in an air-tight container. These can be prepared the night before you are taking them to school.

Recipe created by Melissa Hughes for Kidspot.

Homemade rice puff bars recipe

Rice puff bars are very popular with kids of all ages. Now you can make your own with this easy recipe that includes Rice Bubbles, marshmallows and 100s and 1000s.

Serving Size:

Makes 16 bars

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups Rice Bubbles
  • ½ cup 100s and 1000s
  • 1 pkt (250g)  marshmallows
  • 125g unsalted butter, melted

Method:

Grease a 16cm x 26cm slice tray and set aside.

Chop 1 cup marshmallows and combine in a bowl with Rice Bubbles and 100s and 1000s.

Melt remaining marshmallows in a heat-proof bowl in the microwave (on high for 15-20 seconds). Add melted marshmallows and melted butter to the Rice Bubble mixture. Stir well to combine.

Transfer mixture into tray and press down with the back of a metal spoon. Refrigerate until set, then cut into 16 bars. Store in an air-tight container in the fridge.

Notes

  • Variations include using Coco Pops for chocolatey twist and drizzling with white or milk chocolate for an extra sugar hit.
  • I prefer to keep these bars in the fridge as they are a bit crumbly at room temperature.
  • Recipe created by Melissa Hughes for Kidspot.home  made kids party food

Apple cinnamon muffins recipe

These moist apple cinnamon muffins are so easy to make. Bake and store them in the freezer for a quick lunch box solution Or for Kids Party Food

Prep Time:

10 mins

Cook Time:

25 mins

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 cup tinned pie apples, chopped

Method:

Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a 12 cup muffin tray and set aside.

In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt and mix.

In a jug, combine the egg, milk, vanilla, oil and pie apples.

Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients using a spatula until all ingredients are just wet.

Using a 1/3 cup measure, fill each muffin cup and smooth the top.

Bake for 22-25 minutes. Leave to cool in the tray for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to further cool.

Notes

  • I like to make a double batch of these and wrap them indiviually and freeze. You just pop them into the microwave for a minute to defrost.
  • When making muffins you should only mix until the ingredients are just wet. Any more mixing gives you a heavy muffin.
  • I have used tinned pie apple for convenience but you may also use 1 cup of freshly grated apple.
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, Australia’s best recipe finder.
 Kids Muffin Recipe