Ella celebrated her birthday in school this past Wednesday. She is a summer baby (July 7th), but the class threw a cute little party for her since they won’t be together for her real birthday. I needed to send in a birthday treat for the impromptu event. I decided to forego the cupcakes, cake and ice cream. I wanted to make a healthy snack, but I also wanted to make it “special” because it was her birthday. In this case, ‘special’ means some sort of chocolate or candy or sweet yummy goodness that almost always includes frosting and almost always is not healthy for you in any way. I went with brownies sans the frosting. Then I got creative (by my standards anyway!). How about fruit and brownies on a stick? Um, hello! Perfect. What kid doesn’t like a treat on a stick? Am I right?
I went to the craft store and picked up some ribbon and some lollipop sticks. I stopped at the grocery store and bought organic strawberries, an organic pineapple, and some organic brownie mix.
Quick and easy:
- Follow instructions for brownie mix, bake and allow time for them to cool.
- Wash your strawberries and pineapple before cutting. Cut pineapple into chunks. Cut stems off of strawberries.
- When brownies are nice and cool, cut them into 1 1/2″ squares.
- Layer the pineapple, brownie, and strawberries onto the lollipop stick.
- Tie a ribbon onto the stick. Done!
How cute! Sounds simply delicious. I love this idea!!
Kids? pfft I’m going to make some and put them up for snacks! They look yummy! 🙂
Love this! Looks amazing! I am going to have to try that next for kiddos birthdays!
Adorable…the ever creative, crafty Lisa! Great idea and so darn cute!
I love to make cutsie things for my daughter however the school she goes to has to have pre wrapped, store bought items (due to allergies). I love this idea because my daughter has allergies so the teachers know the exact ingredients, plus you sometimes don’t know who makes these treats and how “safe” they are. However, you cannot be creative. Any suggestions?