Garden Sweet Treats
The wonderful thing about a children's garden is that whimsy and delight can be incorporated in the programs while dealing with the serious issue of nutrition. Which, is our way of saying a bit of sugar helps the medicine go down.
So with that thought and the well grounded philosophy in mind and on the web, we are captivated by these little garden treats from Family Fun magazine. Play with the recipe but you get the idea. Oh, so go ahead and use organic cookies and what-have-you instead, but the message is clear- how very pretty and playful. This creation is just like our outdoor classroom;
even with scientific research, observation and learning modules in place we can enjoy it's beauty and tasteful treats.
Carrot Patch Cookies
A crop of these tiny treats will add whimsy to any Easter or springtime celebration.
- Orange Mike and Ike candies
- Green gummy candy (we used Rips licorice pieces, which are flat)
- wafer cookies
- Chocolate frosting
- Chocolate wafer cookie crumbs
To make each carrot, cut a slit in one end of a Mike and Ike candy with a sharp knife (an adult's job). Cut a small triangle from the green gummy candy (if needed, roll it flat), then fringe the base to form leaves. Tuck the triangle into the slit of the Mike and Ike and pinch it closed.
For each carrot planter, place a wafer cookie base on a flat surface. Form the longer walls from two whole cookies and cut a third one to fit the shorter ends. Attach the pieces with frosting.
To fill four planters, combine 2 tablespoons frosting with 2 tablespoons cookie crumbs. Fill each box with the mixture, then press three candy carrots inside. If needed, add more of the frosting mixture to hold the carrots in place.