Boys and gals, I’m not here to judge you. No sir. In my experience, cooking with small children is both fun (ahem) and rewarding… AND a nightmare. They don’t listen, they might burn or cut themselves and then you have to explain to Susan at A&E what happened with her judgey eyes. Nah. It has it’s time and it’s place, but sometimes something simple is the best.
My kids actually love to cook. They bladddddyyy love it, but I’m not going to lie and say it doesn’t take long for them to start a-wandering, or for the toys to start appearing next to the mixer whilst I stir in the hope that they are going to put SOME effort into this masterpiece they are going to claim. Especially Edith who is 4 and just wants to have a bit of fun for 10mins but doesn’t understand the concept of waiting.
These muffins are so cute, and since its Easter next week and the start of Spring (LOL, where is the sunshine?), I really wanted to share them as I do think they make one of the best (and easiest) Easter cheat “recipes” for kids.
So here goes – prepare to have your mind BLOWN.
You will need:
- A packet of supermarket muffins
- Low expectations
- A pot of chocolate icing or melted milk chocolate (I use Dr Oetker chocolate fudge spread because I like to eat it by the spoon. Not sorry. If I’m going milk chocolate route I use Cadbury and over stock so I have leftovers. Always thinking babe, always thinking.)
- Some edible flowers or edible paper flowers/decorations.
- A bowl
- A spoon
- A child
- A cloth because there will be mess, even with the limited stuff
- A pack of clean plant pots. I mean you can use dirty ones for that “authentic vibes” look but I will judge you.
Take your muffin, spread your chosen icing or chocolate (melt the milk chocolate first, obvs) on the top and then dab your flowers on. Place in the plant pot and lie through your teeth about the recipe to Aunty Sheila.
Done. Simple. Finito!