Chocolate Fluffernutter Sandwich Treats
I may be doing too much for them and I have decided to try and incorporate more age appropriate chores into their routine. As you can probably imagine, they are thrilled. Is anyone else struggling with responsibility and their kids? Laundry folding, simple food prep, emptying the dishwasher; that kind of thing. They are doing great so far, but they really really want to be more help in the kitchen. My nine year old, Evelyn, has graduated to making pancakes all on her own and is getting more and more comfortable with the gas stove. Eli, who is 6, is a master at making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and making sure everyone has milk poured into their cereal. Lane, our three year old bundle of spiciness, just wants to be where everyone else is and make a giant mess. Pretty normal for a toddler.
But these treats, which will grace our Fourth of July BBQ buffet this year, is the perfect task for all three. Regardless of how neat or how messy they turn out, they will taste amazing. There is nothing to cook, and the most dangerous utensil is a butter spreader. What my kids find fascinating about it is that we can change up the sprinkles to suit any occasion. Birthday themes, Christmas, or even NO sprinkles (God forbid…) on just a Saturday night.
My point is, if you have a ridiculous amount of stuff to do this weekend, why not give this recipe to your kids and say “Go to it!” It can only end in fun. And who knows?! Maybe they will starting bringing you pancakes and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in bed!
Want the full recipe? Click on this link to head over to the Columbia Moms Blog to see my post there!
Happy Independence Day, friends!!