Thursday, May 17, 2012

Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen: Parfaits and Patterns

Originally I had planned on making Chocolate Mousse Oreo Parfaits for our Kids and  a Mom in the Kitchen this week. Then I came across the post on Facebook where I learned that the other day was National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, so we made those. But I still wanted to make the parfaits because I thought they fit in very well with "patterns." As the mousse recipe was new to me and had a lot of steps, I opted to make Chocolate Pudding Oreo Parfaits.  We started by crushing the Oreo cookies. I gave us each 3 cookies in a zippy bag.

Then we placed a TBS (which is two 1/2 TBS don't you know) of Oreo crumbs in the bottom of each plastic cup.

Then we made the instant chocolate pudding according to package directions, with one teeny addition. I always add peanut butter to my chocolate pudding. About 3 heaping (and I mean heaping) TBS of smooth peanut butter.

We then let it set in the fridge while I cooked and we ate dinner.
After a while we decided we needed dessert. I took the girls one by one to make their parfaits. They placed a couple of heaping TBS of pudding on top of the cookie crumbs. Then they added a TBS of  Cool Whip. We then repeated all the ingredients, making a pattern. 

We had started these while Hannah was napping. Of course she wanted to help make her own now that she was up.

Do you have your children help you in the kitchen?  What lessons do they learn? Do you have any kid friendly recipes to share?
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  1. This is the cutest meme! I cook with my kids all the time, but no pics.. :(

  2. Great choice for making with various ages. Looks like they all had fun and had a delicious treat afterwards! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Aw such a fun idea, and it sure looks like they enjoyed it :)!

  4. Yummy! I had to go and get a choc chip cookie because of this post! My son helps me with every meal, it takes longer but it's fun :) x

  5. I've never tried peanut butter with chocolate pudding and from the looks on your babies' faces it sure does seem yummy!! Must try this

  6. I love it. What a great idea and she is the cutest!

  7. These look so good! Looks like your kiddos had a lot of fun!

  8. I am always needing new snack ideas for my boys. Thanks!

  9. This is a great recipe to do with kids. I pinned it to save and share.

    Danielle @ Royalegacy

  10. I actually just commented on your other post where you mentioned these parfaits and am looking forward to making them with her!

    She loves to help mommy bake and I just posted one of our favorite recipes on our blog

  11. They look super tasty! And I had no idea there was a Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!!

    Thanks for sharing at Happy Lil Hearts Are Baking

  12. Thanks for sharing with BTT!


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