Few memories from childhood conjure up warmer emotions than bedtime stories and your favourite foods. So we’ve paired them up to help you enjoy story time and snacks at the same time.
Whether they’re your kids or your grandkids, who can resist cuddling up with a great story and delicious snacks with your favourite little person? It’s the perfect opportunity to step away from electronics and dig in to some old-fashioned story time and some homemade goodness.
1. Goodnight Moon: Oatmeal Cookie and Marshmallow Moon Pies
If Goodnight Moon is as popular in your house as it is in ours, you and your little readers will love these Oatmeal Cookie and Marshmallow Moon Pies. Super easy (yet impressive) to make, these delicious Moon Pies have creamy, finger-licking marshmallow filling sandwiched between two chewy oatmeal cookies.
2. Winnie the Pooh: Healthy Honey-Baked Granola
Who doesn’t love Winnie the Pooh and his insatiable appetite for honey? Grab your favourite bear tale and enjoy it with this nourishing, crisp-baked goodness. This clustered granola is overflowing with golden almonds and plump dried fruit.
3. Harold & the Purple Crayon: Blueberry Banana Breakfast Smoothie
Ok we admit it. We have fallen asleep during story time more times than we care to admit. So we spent many a morning finishing a book over breakfast. And this quick-to-prepare, protein- and fruit-packed Blueberry Banana Breakfast Smoothie is the perfect choice to pair with this favourite book.
4. Charlie & The Chocolate Factory: Skittles Rainbow Layer Cake
If the crazy candy concoctions in this beloved children’s novel doesn’t put your sweet-tooth into overdrive, this Skittles Rainbow Layer Cake surely will. It’s got four sweet layers of brightly coloured cake coated in creamy vanilla icing and decorated with skittles candy. While this cake is jaw-droppingly impressive, it’s also surprisingly simple to make.
5. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs: Sweet & Sour Pineapple Meatballs
No story will make you hungrier than this one. So it’s important to dig in to a good meal before attempting to make it through. And what could be a more perfect meal than these Sweet & Sour Pineapple Meatballs? Supremely saucy, they are best paired with a mountain of rice.
6. Charlotte’s Web: Chocolate Spider Cake Pops
If you have a fear of spiders, this pairing is for you. You’ve never met sweeter spiders than Charlotte – the heroine of this children’s classic, and our moist and delicious Chocolate Spider Cake Pops. Rolled in a melted chocolate coating and coated in sprinkles, they are finished with candy eyes and black liquorice limbs to make the perfect treat.
7. Curious George: Chocolate Monkey Bread
Are you ready to get down to some monkey business? Then crack open your favourite Curious George book (there are so many to choose from), and grab a piece of this sweet and sticky Chocolate Monkey Bread. Not only is each bun dipped in butter and rolled in a chocolate chip mixture, but it’s also coated and baked in a brown sugar glaze. This is one recipe guaranteed to bring the house down.
8. Goldilocks & the 3 Bears: Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
We know this book so well, we could recite it by heart. And it always gets us in the mood to eat some porridge. So we put a twist on the classic recipe and made this Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal. It’s healthy and hearty, yet so good you could eat it for dessert!
9. James and the Giant Peach: Peach Crumb Cake with Crumble Topping
This story is big on fun so we’ve paired it with a snack that is big on flavour. Not only is this Peach Crumb Cake delicious and foolproof, it’s also perfect in any season (no fresh peaches required)! The moist vanilla-flavoured cake is dotted with juicy peach slices and topped with a sweet crumb topping.
10. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie: Brownie-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie
If you need proof that it’s what’s inside that counts, you’ll find it in this story and in these delicious cookies. Stuffed with a moist and fudgy brownie, these are the perfect snack to munch on while you read.
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