My children each have a buddy at school, the older ones have a younger buddy and the younger and vice versa. At Easter and Christmas time they like to give a gift to give to their buddies. I prefer where possible if the kids make this gift themselves, hoping to impress upon them that a gift doesn’t have to be expensive or store bought to mean something!
For an Easter gift we made Chocolate Balls, but slightly different to how we usually make them. Instead of just rolling them in coconut, we added some 100’s and 1000 sprinkles to the coconut and rolled them in that. The kids liked the extra bit of colour and they loved the extra crunch when eating them too. You can use any type of sprinkles, so if you were doing a coloured themed birthday party, this would be a great food to make using the right colour sprinkles.
I have posted my recipe for Chocolate Balls previously, so you can see a full list of ingredients and instructions there.
A big thank you to Kate who allowed me to use her fabulous digi scrapping Wingy Spring Things kit to make the lovely paper decoration for the bags for the chocolate balls to go into. I also packaged my food for the cake stall for our school fair in the same way.
The Family Menu Plan For This Week
Baking: Rice Bubble Slice
Monday: Homemade Pasties
Wednesday: Left Overs.
Thursday: Chicken Korma
Friday: Pan Fried Fish With Salad
If you are looking for further recipe inspiration, check out my complete list of Family Friendly Recipes. All of these recipes are in the database of the Planning With Kids Free Menu Planner. You can use the menu planner to plan a week of meals for your family and then print out the associated shopping list.
And for even more menu planning ideas, you can also head on over to “I’m an Organizing Junkie” for Laura’s regular Menu Plan Monday posts.