So yesterday, I got busy in the kitchen. I made three things, that when put together, would make quite a party in the lunchbox!
I started with homemade fruit snacks.
I’ve made these many, many times before. They are easy and healthy. MUCH more healthy than store-bought fruit snacks (which I won’t judge if you eat them – we do sometimes too!).
They only have a few ingredients – frozen (or fresh fruit), honey, orange juice (I use concentrate with water), and gelatin.
Here is the recipe (feel free to use the fruits you love!):
My Bigs loves these. My Smalls doesn’t adore the squishy feeling. The taste is so much cleaner than the over-processed ones.
I also made pizza rolls. I didn’t follow any recipe, but made it up as I went along. These were also very easy, only using four ingredients, as well.
Crescent rolls, pizza sauce, Italian cheese blend, and mini pepperoni. That’s it!
I rolled out the crescent rolls and used a rolling pin to flatten them. I spread around a few tablespoons of pizza sauce, sprinkled some cheese, and scattered some mini pepperoni. I then rolled up the dough, like I would cinnamon rolls.
I placed the rolls in the fridge for a while, so they wouldn’t be too gooey when slicing them.
Once chilled, I sliced them and put them in a greased cake tin and baked for about 20 minutes.
My house smelled like a pizzeria! They came out golden brown, ooey, gooey, melty, cheesy, saucy, and pizza-y.
I think they’ll be a hit.
And lastly, I made mini chocolate chip cookies. I love any size chocolate chip cookie. These were fun to make. I didn’t even mind rolling up a thousand little cookies.
These are the perfect size for small hands and lunchbox treats!
I can’t wait for my Bigs to be able to have these in his lunchbox (good behavior is the key to getting these).
They are DELICIOUS – slightly chewy, soft, a bit underdone…and best of all, adorably little.
Get in my belly, a thousand of you!!!
Here is the recipe, if you are interested (and why wouldn’t you be?):
Love a cookie jar full of homemade goodness!