Updated almost daily. I am a mama of two, part-time event coordinator and aspiring food writer who is passionate about families spending time together in the kitchen. This space is a hodgepodge of recipes made for and with my children. Also included: cookbook reviews, fun party ideas, giveaways and much more. I live in Toronto, ON.
Earth Day, celebrated annually on April 22, has been created to bring awareness to our Earth's environmental issues. School children across our city, country and continent, including my own, are participating in activities this week to honor this terrestrial planet we call home. This week our kitchen has been no exception as I've put together a few treats for my young ones in celebration of this day. My youngest has been having a tough couple of days and I think he will be delighted to know that there is a celebratory dessert waiting for him upon his return from school.
In the picture above we have an old-fashioned snack which I've made with a slight twist. Classic Dirt Dessert is usually put together with chocolate pudding, Oreo cookies crumbs and gummy worms. My version is made with the cookie crumbs and gummy treats, but instead of pudding I've used ice cream - my little boy's favourite. I think the use of ice cream in place of pudding adds an unexpected element (and hopefully a smile) to this treat and if Earth Day happens to fall on a warm Spring day, then it will make for a nice refreshing snack.
These are also the perfect sweet for a classroom party and can be a fun activity for a group of pre-schoolers looking for a craft alternative.
On another note, I have an additional copy of the cookbook, Eat it Up - Lip Smacking Recipes for Kids to give away. To enter, simply leave a comment (below the recipe) letting me know what your favourite dish to make with/for your kids is. The winner will be announced on Thursday.
Dirt Dessert, my recipe
Small terracotta plant pots, washed well with soap and hot water
Ice cream, any flavour
Oreo cookies crumbs
~ After washing and drying your plant pot well, fill to the top with an ice cream of your choice.
~ Cover the ice cream with Oreo cookies crumbs and stuff with gummy worms