5 New Year nibbles

These tasty treats are perfect for New Year’s Eve – or any time!

The new year is looming, which means everyone will soon be bragging about being sober, picking at salad leaves for every meal and having NO MORE FUN until 1st Feb… sigh.

That’s why it’s SO important to squeeze every last drop of enjoyment out of New Year’s Eve!

So here are five party snacks from BBCGoodFood.com that your kids will love to help you cook, and whether you’re hosting a gathering or staying at home with family, these New Year’s Eve nibbles will help you wave goodbye to 2018 with a smile.

1) Marshmallow tops: an easy alternative to cake pops!

What you’ll need: Marshmallows, cake pop sticks or lollypop sticks, a bar of milk or white chocolate, sprinkles

What you do:

1. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over simmering water or on a low setting in the microwave. Allow to cool a little.
2. Meanwhile, ask your child to put each marshmallow onto a cake pop stick.
3. Spread the sprinkles out on a plate.
4. Get you little one to dip the marshmallow in the chocolate.
5. Now they can dip the chocolate-covered marshmallow into the sprinkles.
6. Stand in a tall glass and leave to cool.

Recipe from BBCGoodFood.com. Visit the website for more easy recipes!

2) Jelly and ice cream: a bottled smoothie makes these extra fruity.

 

What you’ll need: 6 sheets of leaf gelatin, bottled smoothie (we used Innocent), ice cream

What you do:

1. Pop the leaf gelatin into a bowl of cold water. Leave until soft.
2. Put the smoothie in a pan and heat gently. Before it boils, take it off the heat.
3. Take the gelatin out of the water and squeeze it a bit.
4. Add the leaves to the smoothie and stir until smooth.
5. Pour the mixture into glasses and chill for about an hour.
6. Put scoops of ice cream on top of the jelly smoothie. Enjoy!

Recipe from BBCGoodFood.com. Visit the website for more easy recipes!

For more fruity treats, check out these healthy snacks you can freeze.

3) Sticky sticky stick stick: a 2018 update on pineapple and cheese!

What you’ll need: Firm cheese (eg Cheddar), grapes, apple, cocktail sticks

What you do:

1. Cut the cheese into square chunks.
2. Ask your child to push the cheese and fruit onto the cocktail sticks (careful they don’t spike themselves. You can trim the pointy ends if you’re worried).
3. Eat while waving and singing the Hey Duggee Stick song – a definite highlight of 2018.

Recipe from BBCGoodFood.com. Visit the website for more easy recipes!

4) Party pizza: an easy way to introduce kids to cooking.

What you’ll need: Pizza dough or a pre-cooked pizza base, grated cheese, tin of tomatoes, any other toppings your kids will love!

What you do:

1. Roll out the pizza dough or get out the pre-cooked pizza base.
2. Spread tomatoes over the pizza base.
3. Get your kids to add any other toppings they want.
4. Pop it in the oven (you’ll need to do this bit) then serve when ready!

Make it their resolution to cook for you once a week next year!

Recipe from BBCGoodFood.com. Visit the website for more easy recipes!

5) Mocktails: great for kids and for Dry January…

What you’ll need: 1 small watermelon, 225g punnet of strawberries (tops cut off) and the juice of two limes

What you do:

1. The day or morning before you want to drink the slushie, cut the watermelon into chunks and remove the skin and seeds. Place half the watermelon wedges into a large freezable bag then pop in the freezer for a few hours.
2. Once frozen, blitz the frozen watermelon with the rest of the watermelon, strawberries and lime juice until smooth and slushy. Pour into glasses and sip through a paper straw.

Recipe from BBCGoodFood.com. Visit the website for more easy recipes!

Happy New Year from all of us at 5-minute fun!

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