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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Inspired by... kids

Every year as I look ahead to the next year's calendar
I always mark off, with big red X's, these four days in mid-July.  
And, true to form, these last four days have been utter craziness (but fun craziness)!

Even as I write this, I'm keeping an eye on the clock so that I'm not late for...
...tonight's big event...

The final night of Sport's Camp 2011!

It's a fun-tabulous time of praising God and learning sports like, Volleyball, Basketball and basic Agility.  We host this event every year for kids 4-12yrs in our community.   

They love it!  
...and keep coming back year-after-year!

This year, I've been in charge of cooking the meals for the fifty+ volunteers and snacks for the forty+ kids that attend the camp.  Hence the craziness at my house!

Deciding on the snacks for the kids was probably the most challenging.  I wanted to stay away from store bought, sugar and preservative packed foods.

Mrs. Smilemoster and her One Cool Summer party saved the day!  I made the Root Beer Pops and Fudgcicles (shared by Wonderful Joy Ahead) and the kids absolutely loved them!

These granola bars were also a big hit.  They turned out great and were very easy to make.

Here's the recipe:

Gobble Up Granola Snack
Recipe Source: All Recipes.com

  • 2 1/2 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. In a large bowl, stir together the rice cereal, oats and raisins.  Set aside.  Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Combine the brown sugar and corn syrup in a saucepan over medium heat.  Heat just until boiling, then remove from heat and stir in the peanut butter and vanilla until smooth.  Pour over the cereal/oat mixture and mix well.
  3. Press into prepared pan.  Allow to cool, then cut into squares.
  4. Enjoy!
What kinds of homemade snacks do your kids like?


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for stopping by, the magnetic strip hanging organizer with tin cans is a superb idea..


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