Have you ever been at a kids party, seen their food and wished you were sitting at the children’s table. I have, I have also been known to wait until they have become distracted by a new plaything and then help myself to their food while no one is watching. You say desperate and sad…. I say clever 😉
It is not simply that the food is in miniature, I admit I have a slightly odd fascination with miniature clothes, cookware and food. But it is also that kids food brings back memories of halcyon days stuffing my face with tasty and fuss free foods, completely unaware of food fads or fat contents.
One of those things that I absolutely loved as a child was the chocolate crackle. While I was making the recipe below Miss Meat and I reminisced about chocolate crackles and she commented how her father still loves them. I suggested that they should still be served at adult parties, which got me thinking I might need to do a kids themed cocktail party because a chocolate crackle can only be improved by partaking in a Bosom Caresser at the same time.
In saying that children’s food is simple and fuss free, I did fool around with the concept of a chocolate crackle in making the recipe below. In my defence it was motivated by a desire to get rid of some things left in my fridge, namely a bag of mini crème eggs. But I think it stays true to the spirit.
What’s your favourite kids food?
Crème Egg Crispies
Makes 20 mini crispies.
- 230 gms of Cadburys mini crème easter eggs
- 60 gms of copha
- 60 gms unsalted butter
- 50 grams of dark chocolate
- 2 cups of corn flakes.
1. Heat the copha and butter in a pan over medium heat until melted and then add the crème eggs. You will need to keep an eye on the chocolate and stir occasionally until the eggs are completely melted.
2. Add the dark chocolate and stir until melted and combined with the crème egg mixture.
3. Turn off the heat and add the 2 cups of cornflakes and stir cornflakes through the chocolate mixture.
5. Spoon teaspoons of the mixture into patty cases. I used mini ones but you can use bigger muffin patty cases and chill until hard.
6. Serve to those who take delight in children’s party food.