Cooking with bored kids and stale cornflakes

Today is turning into one of those days when all my ideas for activities are getting the thumbs down.  Never one to avoid a challenge, I decided to see if I could fill up some time with a bag of rejected cornflakes.

Now don't say chocolate crispy cakes, because crispy and my special needs daughter do not go together!

I needed Google.  Which, as usual, came up with something useful: a recipe for No-Bake Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Corn Flake Bars.

With a little bit of tweaking, I was able to turn it into something that was fun to make and eat..

1. We crushed the cornflakes


2. I put some smooth peanut butter, honey and sugar in a pan.  Smiley held the handle...


3. Smiley took pan over to the stove so the ingredients could be melted together.


4. Back at the kitchen table, the crushed cornflakes were added, plus a little boiling water to soften them.


5. Then I spooned the mixture into little fairy cake cases and topped them with a little chocolate buttercream made with cocoa powder to stop them being sickly sweet!  Smiley certainly thought they looked tasty.


6. And the verdict?  A half hour well spent, I think...






12 comments:

  1. Yum! Might give this a go tomorrow. Lovely photos of a very happy girl. x

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    1. It was one of the best cooking projects I've done in a while, she really engaged with it and it was just by chance that I started taking photos! x

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  2. Nice one, Blue Sky. What fun for both you and Smiley. Yummy!

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  3. Smiley not only looks happy, she looks so pleased with herself :)
    Aud x

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  4. What a lovely idea and a great alternative to the usual cornflake cakes. Cooking together is such great fun. I'm enjoying it so much with my daughter. x

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    1. It always has been one of my favourite joint activities with all my kids :) x

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  5. Brilliant! Lovely pictures (as always)

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