July 2, 2011

Teeny Tiny Treats for Summer Celebrations

With Independence Day just around the corner, Canada Day just yesterday {{{waving to all our Canadian friends}}} and more summer to come, here are some fun mini treats for you to create with your kids and share with friends at all your summer celebrations, BBQs and picnics. These are also perfect for little girl tea parties with their dolls. :)



Tiny Cakes

For each tiny cake you need two sandwich cookies (we used Oreos), frosting and sprinkles.



Put a little frosting between both cookies to hold them together. Spread frosting around the edges of the "cake" first.

Put a dallop of frosting on a small plate. Ours are from a tea set. Then carefully place the cake in the center of the plate. Frost the top.



Add sprinkles in whatever design you want. Finish the cakes off with decorative piping around the top and bottom.


One little girl took a nibble out of hers and showed everyone how it looked just like a real layer cake!


YUM!

Take these ingredients: Bugles Snack Chips (they come in caramel flavor too!) and cream cheese
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And make mini "ice cream" cones!
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Petite Watermelons

2 limes
1 small box of red Jello
mini chocolate chips

Cut both limes in half lengthwise. Scoop out all the fruit with a spoon. Place the limes in a muffin tin to keep them from tipping over. Make the box of Jello according to the Jiggler directions. Carefully spoon Jello into the limes halves. Chill until almost firm. Using a skewer push the mini chocolate chips into the Jello for "watermelon seeds." Chill until until firm, then cut into slices.



Mini S'mores

10 Golden Grahams Cereal Squares
5 mini marshmallows
5 chocolate chips

Place 5 Golden Graham Squares on a microwave safe plate. Squish a mini marshmallow onto a chocolate chip and place on top of a Golden Graham Square. Microwave for 10-15 seconds. Immediately place a Golden Graham Square on top of each marshmallow.




Mini Donuts

Cheerios
Powdered Sugar
Chocolate Chips

In a small ziploc bag place a spoonful of powdered sugar. Pour in about 1/4 cup of Cheerios. Shake the bag to cover all the Cheerios with powdered sugar.

In a small microwave safe bowl place 1/4 cup of chocolate chips. Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. Microwave in 10 second increments stirring after each until the chocolate chips are completely melted. Let cool a minute. Carefully dip the tops of Cheerios into the melted chocolate to "frost" the tops.

Montserrat enjoys classical music, playing the piano, reading biographies, sewing, and playing a good game of Scrabble. She thinks spending time with her family is truly heaven on earth. You can follow her family's varied adventures at Chocolate on my Cranium.

4 comments - Add a comment below -:

Dana ♥ said...

So cute! And really great small motor skill workout! :)

Frankie said...

Those are the cutest things I have ever seen!! I have to try them! Thank you for sharing.

JRoberts said...

Ooooh, I haven't seen the doughnuts! :) I have tried and tried to get bugles, but alas, they are super hard to find here in Canada...but those super huge marshmallows, (that you had last year) found them this year! :)

Danielle said...

These are going to be the perfect snacks to serve at our Movie Night tomorrow. We are watching the 2nd Arthur and the Invisibles movie which, for those unfamiliar with it, revolves around the mini-Moys, tiny creatures that live underground. My kids will love this!

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