Friday, January 30, 2015

Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen #108: Trail Mix Candy Bars

Time for Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen
(A weekly linky to share what you and your children have created in the kitchen.)


The linky is at the bottom.

Last week I did something I have wanted to do for a while. Well, sort of. There is a certain trail mix that we purchase occasionally from Walmart that I have always wanted to melt and turn into bars. I still want to try this in the future, but I couldn't wait to get to a Walmart as I wanted to use this idea with our Poppins Book Nook lesson last week. We were focusing on "states of matter" and were observing snow and ice melting and water boiling. The book we read, called "Joe-Joe the Wizard Brews Up Solids, Liquids, and Gases," shared information about states of matter using the example of chocolate syrup, a chocolate bar, and chocolate gas. So, we melted solid chocolate chips (and other kinds).



1 cup milk chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter chips
1 cup white chips
1 cup raisins
1 cup peanuts

This was very simple. We combined all the ingredients...

Stirred them up a bit in the bowl.

Then we placed it in the microwave and melted the chips using 30 second intervals on medium power. It took a few minutes for the chips to be nice and melted. 

We then poured it (you know, liquid pours) into a square pan that I had lined in foil and sprayed with cooking spray.

We put it in the refrigerator until it hardened back into a solid. I removed them from the pan by lifting on the foil. Then I turned it upside down and the foil pulled right off. I cut it into yummy bars.

Do you have your children help you in the kitchen?  What lessons do they learn? Do you have any kid friendly recipes to share?
I'd love to see your posts, whether you have done something this week or some time in the past. Just link up below. This is a weekly linky.

I am linking up to:
PhotobucketMore the Merrier MondayFull Time Mama

Melt in Your Mouth Monday
Try a New Recipe Tuesday at Home to Four Kiddos
The Gathering Spot at Mamal Diane
Friday Food Frenzy at Close to Home
Fantastic Thursday at Five Little Chefs
Foodie Friends Friday at Robyn'sView
Family Fun Friday at Happy and Blessed Home
Find a New Recipe Friday at Almost Supermom

And here is my Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen linky


  1. I think I'll make these with my granddaughters tomorrow. I am diabetic and can't eat it, but they will love it. My Saturday girls are 5,6, and 8. You have gorgeous kids. Glad I found your blog.

  2. I just pinned this! It's a tasty treat :)
    If your kids like to help in the kitchen come see my Chocolate Rocket recipe.

  3. Yum! They look like delicious bars! What a fun project to include kiddos in! Mine would love it!

  4. oh boy those look yummy! I'll have to try these with the kiddos sometime!

  5. this is a yummy recipe and great idea to introduce kids to cooking kudos!

  6. I have a now 3 year old who likes to help in the kitchen. I do think the only lesson she has learned so far is mommy has OCD. lol I feel bad because I find it hard to let her help but I need to get over it and just let her make messes and help out. This looks like a fun recipe.

  7. This sounds pretty good. I love working with the kids in the kitchen.

  8. First of all, these bars look delcious. I love cooking in the kitchen with my kiddos. It is a great lesson in math, chemistry and so much there's that whole quality time together thing it's got going for it!

  9. It really does look like your kids had such a fun time in the kitchen with you :)

  10. Great recipe! All three of my kids loved to create in the kitchen with me :)
    Thanks for sharing!

  11. Oh wow!! I want to do this! It looks delicious and like lots of fun! I love your son's shirt by the way! Thanks for sharing this. I love to get trail mix at Sprouts and I can so see making these! I will have a house full of happy campers if I do! ;)

  12. Yummy!! Nice to see children cooking in the kitchen :)

  13. Awesome! My kids would probably really enjoy making these :)

  14. It looks like fun. I bet me ones would enjoy making sweeties like this.

  15. These look awesome! I can't wait to try them.

  16. This sounds so yummy and so easy!


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