Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Chocolate Dipped Clementines



‘Tis the season for fun kitchen activities with the whole family. Looking for something fun to do with your little ones during the holiday break? Look no further than these scrumptious chocolate dipped clementines! Have your kids help peel, dip and decorate their way into a fun and healthy treat. We used apple peels for the eyes and mango skins for the lips to create our smiley faces. What are some of your favorite 'kids in the kitchen' holiday traditions? 

4 clementines, peeled
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1. In a small microwave-safe bowl, heat the chocolate chips in 15 second increments (stirring in between) until chocolate is melted. 

2. Dip the clementine segments in the chocolate and lay out on a silicone mat or tray lined with parchment paper.  Or try drizzling the chocolate with a spoon over the segments to make a pattern.

3.  Let cool for a few minutes in the freezer or until the chocolate is solid.




 

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Applesauce


Did you know that the 'good stuff' can be made super easily and healthy at home? Yep, it's easier than you might think. This recipe is fast, simple and delicious. We love creating apple recipes in the fall, they make the whole house smell fantastic. And if you are looking for something to do one weekend, we suggest finding a nearby apple orchard and taking the kids apple picking. Talk about some great childhood memories! Get the kids involved!

(Makes about two servings)

4 apples, peeled, cored and diced
1 cup water
1 teaspoon cinnamon

1. Put all of the ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat.
2. Cover and let simmer for 10 minutes - 15 minutes, until the apples are tender. Remove from heat.
3. Smash the apples with a fork until the desired consistency is achieved.