I was searching through the internet trying to find a fun food gift to give to the children in school. I didn’t just want to give them chocolate, I wanted to give them something that they could do by themselves.
I found this fun marshmallow snowman on google images. What a great idea to give to the children at Christmas, which would also be ideal for birthday party treat too.
You will need:
- Three marshmallows (I found Halal ones for the children that was Halal)
- Two iced eyes
- Three mini coloured chocolate Smarties for the buttons
- A Matchmaker stick for the twig arms broke into to two pieces
- An Iced carrot for the nose
- A strawberry lace for the scarf
- A couple of white chocolate buttons to use to glue it all together
Now all you have to do is construct it and build your snowman!
To present the snowman I bought some cellophane treat bags from Hobbycraft and made up a little label on word and then stuck it onto some card. Finally I stapled the label to the bag. As an added little gift I sellotaped a packet of fake snow on the back (I did emphasise to the children that the packet of snow wasn’t food and that they must show their adult first)
These fun little treats would be a cute little gift to find inside a stocking. I handed them out to the children in school and they loved them. Our elf on a shelf brought them to the boys and they immediately wanted to build their own snowman. It kept them occupied for a few minutes and they got to eat their little creation after
Fancy trying one yourself? Download the lable below
The snowman was not my idea, I found a picture online and adapted it to my own version.
A raw food diet is about eating mostly or all unprocessed and uncooked foods so you get all the nutrients without the dangerous additives. It’s a great way to cleanse the body, your skin becomes a lot clearer, you will have a lot more energy and it improves your digestion. It means cutting out refined sugar and only eating food that is raw or heated up in a dehydrator that is below 110 Fahrenheit.
I took the steps to removing refined sugar from my diet over a year ago. I did miss the sugar taste at first but after a while my taste buds changed – for the better.
Raw food doesn’t have to be all fruit and veg, you can still enjoy deserts and treats.
Making raw snacks are easy to do and have a fulfilling taste. Take a look at our raw date bars here
These little bars of goodness are so delicious full of nutty flavours with a rich deep, dark chocolate
125g ground rolled oats or oat flour
125g ground cashew nuts
60ml maple syrup/rice syrup
2 tablespoons coconut oil
350g dates – medjool
95g merdian smooth peanut butter
1 tbsp coconut oil
20ml water (if needed)
Raw Chocolate topping
100g coconut oil
60g cacao powder
4 tbsp maple syrup (50ml)
- Make the base. Grind up the oats if you do not have oat flour in a blender. Add in the cashew nuts with the coconut oil and syrup – if like me, your blender is too small then grind the oats and cashew nuts separately and then combine a bowl with the coconut oil and syrup. It should be the consistency of dough, but not too wet. Press the base mixture into a square or silicone tin. Place into the freezer to set.
- Make the caramel. Blend the dates, peanut butter and coconut oil together – I blended the dates first and then mixed in the peanut butter and oil. Chop the peanuts into pieces and add them into the mixture (you could keep them whole if you prefer) Add on to the top of the base and place back in the freezer.
- Make the chocolate. Melt some coconut oil and in the cacao powder and maple syrup. Mix together. Pour on to the caramel and place it back into the freezer to finish setting. Leave for a few hours or overnight. Cut into chunks.
Raw snickers need to be stored in the fridge or freezer as the chocolate melts.
These little snicker bars are so tasty and very Moorish. You get the creamy texture from the base and caramel, the sour bitter taste from the chocolate and sweetness from the dates and syrup.
I don’t know about you, but my children are forever dipping there hands into the cereal boxes or grabbing a packet of crisp for a quick little nibble in between meal times. Even
though our fruit bowl is always full up, they still like to munch on goodies.
I made up these balls as a healthy snack for my boys to eat when they feel peckish but also to add into my bag for days out or to put into there lunch bag.
I made a batch of 16 balls and they had already gone by the next day, they are very moorish. One just isn’t enough!
These chocolate orange balls are so simple to make, there is no baking needed and are easy for the children to get involved with too. They have so many healthy benefits because of the ingredients
Cacao – Highest plant-based source of iron, full of magnesium, anti-inflamatory, a natural mood elevator and 40 times the antioxidant of blueberries
Medjool dates – The healthiest natural sweetener, one medjool contains 66 calories, high in carbohydrates, loaded with vitamins and minerals and help to decrease cholesterol.
- 5 Medjool Dates. I like to use medjools as they are very juicy
- 100g Raw Cashew Nuts
- 100g Raisins
- 1 Heaped tbsp Meridean Peanut Butter
- 1 heaped tbsp of cacao powder
- 1 tsp Coconut Oil
- Zest of one Orange
- Juice of half an Orange
- Blend the cashew nuts to a powder and set aside in a bowl
- Blend the dates, cacao powder, raisins, peanut butter, zest and juice together. If the machine stops it’s because the mixture has become stuck under the blades and just needs setting free. If it is too dry just add a little water
- Place all together in a bowl and mix together
- Leave in the fridge for a few hours or overnight. This makes it easier to form into a ball
- Take about a tbsp at a time and form into a ball about the size of a walnut. Wrap each ball individually in some cling film or tin foil and leave in the fridge for when you want to eat them.