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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