Autumn Treats that Kids can Make!
Crunch, Crunch, Chrunch. It’s time for autumn and you know what that means. Now is the season for fall cider mills, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and tailgating with friends. Fun times can be had with the kids (or you) making a special treat, so when SweetWorks sent me a selection of their autumn decorative candies, I knew that it was time to make some food crafts for kids!
The kids and grandkids will love making this one. Only the smallest children will need your guidance and the bigger kids can have at it and create these gorgeous Autumn Trifles in a matter of minutes. This would be a great kids food craft for school, church groups, scouts or for just some at home fun.
Just so you know, a trifle is an English dessert dish. It is usually made from thick (or often solidified) custard, diced fruit interwoven with sponge fingers or more delicate sponge cake thin layer (soaked in sherry or other fortified wine which name precedes the word ‘trifle’ when describing it) and/or fruit juice/syrup (fruit trifle) and almost always topped with whipped cream. In this case, being a food craft for kids, I obviously did not include any alcohol (but you could for an adult version).
Left to Right: Cookies and Cream Autumn Trifle (made from Little Debbie’s Cookie and Cream Cakes and Sweetworks Autumn Mix Sixlets and Pearls), Orange Snowball Autumn Trifle (made from Hostess Orange Snowballs and Sweetworks Autumn Mix Sixlets and Pearls), Chocolate Autumn Trifle (made from soft chocolate cookies and Sweetworks Autumn Mix Sixlets and Pearls
I created 3 Autumn Trifle versions from the recipe below.
- Cake-like layering ingredients like brownies, snowballs, soft cookies. Homemade or store bought
- Sweetworks Candies (sixlets and pearls in autumn colors) or frosting or ice cream to go between cake layers. It's fun to have an assortment for a variety of trifles.
- Whip cream or frosting or syrups to add interest to the top
- Trifle containers: you can use individual trifle cups or clear short glasses or ½ pint mason jars
- Start with your cake-like ingredients. Cut to size of your container and layer one in. It's even okay to cut the cake a bit big and smoosh it in for extra gooyness.
- Layer with Candies
- Repeat steps 1&2 once or twice depending on height of container
- Top with a dollop of frosting/whip cream, chocolate sauce, and some more Sweetworks candy
- Your imagination is your limit with this recipe.
The Sweetworks candies are so beautiful and colorful, a little goes a long way. They are just the right highlight on just about any dessert you make. In big quantities they make an amazing display for any holiday. SweetWorks manufactures and distributes upscale gum, candy and chocolate. Whatever you may be looking for, SweetWorks has it!
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Denise Low says
Thank you for sharing. You can put these candies in a lot of different things.
Jeanette Denning says
Yum , never had that .
Alice F says
Love the Autumn colors of this dessert. I know this is for kids, but I am a grown up kid…does that count?
Shelley Zurek says
It sure does Alice!!
Mary Beth Elderton says
What a great way to get kids involved in the kitchen!
That is a perfect fall and Halloween treat
Love the Tarmac AWD 26 in green.
Rita Sheppard says
This looks delicious even for big kids like my husband.
Sarah L says
Talk about sugar overload! It is pretty.
Suzannah Clark says
Ha my kids are grown but I would make this for myself and my hubby. This looks like fun. You could even put those candy corn pumpkins in one of them as a fall treat.
This is so pretty ad yummy! Thanks for sharing 😀
This autumn trifle is really nice, and tons of fun for young kids through teens. A must!
Stephanie Z says
These candies look yummy. I know so many kids that would love to make and eat this.
Margot C says
I’m gonna tell you the truth. I don’t get this thing of cake with huge pieces of candy and gum (!) on it. It seems not very appetizing to me. Your presentation is great though!
Shelley Zurek says
I appreciate your input Margot! The CHief BLonde
Cathy Jarolin says
For the Kids this Sweetworks Autumn trifle looks so Pretty and must taste Yummy!! It Definitely has all the right colors for Fall. Very Pretty Display! Thank you for Sharing! :O)~~~
Nidhi Chauhan says
Shelley you are very creative. I am loving this idea. Its so bright, colorful and attractive.
Shelley Zurek says
Let me know if you try it Nidhi! Shelley
Lisa Coomer Queen says
My granddaughter loves to help me cook. This would be perfect for us to do. Thank you!
Jennifer S. says
The main photo didn’t appeal to me much, to be honest with you, and I can’t quite figure out what those candies taste like. Visually, I thought they’d be like malt balls with a candy coating, but I could be completely wrong. In any event, I wasn’t too excited, but of course (if you knew me, that is), when I saw the cookies and cream and chocolate variations, I got more excited. I’d probably do brownies with crushed Oreos and some kind of topping. Yum!
Shelley Zurek says
Hi Jennifer, the candies taste more like M&Ms. The Chief Blonde
DENISE SMITH says
this look really fun and the kids would love to make and eat this
Kathy Pease says
This looks so pretty for fall which I have to admit is my favorite season
Lynne B says
I like how you took an adult dessert and made it kid-friendly!