Posted in Sweet Treats on 16/07/2017
I have a son and a daughter who both have birthdays in the summer, and while my boy has grown out of having birthday parties (he's all about going to the cinema with his friends for his birthday these days), my little girl is a social butterfly and just loves a big party. Think....bouncy castle, face painting, musical statues and pass-the-parcel. I really love traditional children's parties, and love making all the party food that goes with it.
As ever, we have a tendency to veer towards buying in ready made cakes and treats these days as they're very convenient, but why are we ok with feeding our children the sugar and chemical filled treats when we wouldn't eat them ourselves?
Kids are fussy eaters - fact. So what I want to do is to come up with a range of kiddie friendly recipes that taste great, are easy to make and won't break the bank.
Here I have made a twist on the Puffed Rice Crispy cakes which are usually made using the boxed breakfast cereal and melted chocolate.
This recipe does away with chocolate and instead I used peanut butter and honey. The result is a really tasty sweet treat that the kids will love.
In the place of the boxed cereal i used Neils Yard Wholefoods Plain Puffed Rice which is gluten free and totally clean, I got it in Holland & Barrett in the breakfast cereal aisle. They taste nice, but the texture is a little bit softer than the unclean version. I can only assume this is because they are not coated with a sugary glaze. This doesn't take away from the taste, but it makes for a softer cake treat.
As always, I suggsest you check the ingredients on the peanut butter you use, the majority are not clean as that have bad oils and sugars added, but thankfully all big supermarkets now offer clean ones too. I used Meridian smooth peanut butter, but the crunchy version would work really well too.
These are really fun and tasty, please store them in the fridge so they don't go too soft and fall apart too easily when you eat them. And don't eat them all before the kids arrive for the party!
Prep: 5 mins / Cook: 2 hours in the fridge to set / Total: 2 hr 5 min
Tasty and fun Clean Eating Puffed Rice Cake for children's parties, or as a treat at any time. Made with only 3 ingredients these are very quick and easy to prepare.
Recipe Type: Sweet Treats / Serves: 7
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