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!