Today, kids are snacking more than ever. Children need snacks to keep their energy up, to make up for a meager breakfast, for extra calories and fuel for after school sports and other activities.   Notably, snacks can be filled with unwholesome ingredients like artificial fillers, excess sugars and unhealthy fats.

Even so, snack foods can be good for children even when coated with a kid’s favorite such as chocolate. In fact, kids are more apt to eat snacks that are chocolate covered since it appeals to their sweet tooth. 

Which Means

even snacks made with chocolate can be healthy. Favorite kid’s snacks include grilled banana smores, energy bars with chocolate and peanut butter and portable homemade trail mix with chocolate bits. Other best picks for kids are frozen bananas dipped in chocolate, chocolate and peanut butter dipped apples or graham crackers topped with banana slices, yogurt, dried fruit and mini chocolate pieces.

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Dark chocolate christmas gifts

Brownies with nuts  Preparation Heat the oven at 350°F (180°C) Use a double sauce pan (“au bain marie”) and melt the chocolate with the butter Beat the eggs with a pinch of salt Add the 3 types of sugar and mix until you have a thick white mixture Add the sugar mixture to the melted […]

chocolate sauce recipe

Preparation   Heat the cream (not boiling) Add the chocolate to melt and stir well until a fluid mixture Scoop the ice cream into glasses Spoon the chocolate sauce over the ice cream Decorate with some mint leafs    

recipe for brownies

Recipe for brownies Preparation Heat the oven at 350°F (180°C) Use a double sauce pan (“au bain marie”) and melt the chocolate with the butter Beat the eggs with a pinch of salt Add the 3 types of sugar and mix until you have a thick white mixture Add the sugar mixture to the melted chocolate […]

halloween snack

Halloween snack Preparation Pre-heat the oven at 347°F (175°C) Divide the eggs and beat the egg white until stiff Melt the butter and chocolate in a double sauce pan (“au bain marie”) Beat the egg yolks with sugar and salt until fluffy Add the flour and mix Add the melted chocolate Fold in the egg white Spoon […]

chocolate marshmallow cookies

Chocolate marshmallow cookies Preparation Use a microwave safe plate; Put some Maria Cookies on the plate, next to each other – Put a marsh mellow on each cookie Microwave 20-30 seconds on the highest level Let cool for at least 30 minutes Melt and temper chocolate Dip the cookies in the chocolate and put them […]

Halloween breakfast

Preparation Make these pumpkin brownies the day before Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C) Butter a 9x9in (23x23cm) square baking, line with parchment paper Stir the flour, baking powder and salt together in a bowl and set aside Put sugar, eggs, and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer; beat until fluffy and well combined, […]

Whoopie cakes

Preparation Cake Mix butter and sugar till fluffy.  Add egg, vanilla extract and mix briefly. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, cocoa powder and salt. Alternately add the dry ingredients and the milk until everything is blended. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Put the batter into a piping bag, snip the bottom […]

Candied orange slices

Preparation Wash  and dry the oranges Cut into 0.2in (0.5cm) slices Heat water in a pan and poach during 1 minute (to get rid of the bitterness) drain the oranges Boil the water with the sugar and add the orange slices Simmer for 40 min, stir gently from time to time Let cool in the […]

Chocolate sticks

This is super easy and I always make treats like this if I have leftovers from other recipes.

banana chocolate

Preparation Peel the banana Cut the banana in half Press a chocolate gem into the banana to form a little hole where the mouth should come, remove the chocolate gem Melt the chocolate Dip the blunt end of a toothpicks in the chocolate and draw the eyes on the banana Dip the end of a […]

Chocolate bread

Preparation Step 1 Put the hazelnuts in a plastic bag and  crush them with the rolling pin Mix the flour, yeast, water, butter and salt in the bread machine or by hand during 20 minutes (or with the standing mixer during 10 minutes) Cover the dough with plastic foil and let it rise during 20 […]

Pain au chocolat

Pain au chocolat recipe Preparation Start with the dough (you can do it by hand or with the standing mixer with a dough hook) Take the flour, and mix the yeast, milk, sugar and salt. Add 1/2 cup (4oz/100g) cold butter in chunks. Now take out of the mixing bowl and knead the dough firmly by hand on […]

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