Easy Dessert the Kiddies Can Make

Ever since Z was two, we’ve tried making it a weekly tradition to have a family movie night. It never usually worked out because our little girl has a short attention span. Last night we had success! She’s finally reached the age where she gets really into a movie and wants to watch the whole thing. (Next stop, the theater!!)

We had pizza and watched the movie Brave. While the pizza was cooking, I thought we could add to our tradition and make a fun little dessert.

I don’t have an official name for them, so I’ll just call them “chocolate pockets.”

choc marsh wraps edit

You will need:

Pie crust (as I’ve said in a previous post, I use store bought, but feel free to make it yourself.)
Chocolate chips
Mini MarshmallowsIMG_1854.JPG1. Cut the crust in half with a pizza cutter (I helped my girl). Then cut each half into smaller pieces. I’m still working on letting Z do her own thing and make her own decisions in the kitchen. Still a challenge for me, but it’s so cute because she’s so proud!IMG_1855.JPG2. Put chocolate chips and marshmallows in the middle of each piece. IMG_1866.JPGIMG_1856.JPG3. Fold the dough over and press the edges to seal. I’d like to say they look funky and misshapen because the toddler did it. That would be a lie.IMG_1867.JPG4. Poke holes on top with a fork. Another easy job for the girl, I just supervised (closely).IMG_1868.JPG5. Put them on a pan lined with foil. The foil is helpful for easy clean up. Two seconds versus five minutes of scrubbing.

6. Put the pan into a preheated 400 degree oven, then bake for about 8-10 minutes or so.

This was a great dessert because the little girl got to do most of it.

I almost added a bit of butter and cinnamon and sugar on top just to make the crust part tastier. I am so glad I didn’t! The marshmallows were no longer visible because they were in the crust, which made it so good!!

Baked desserts editWe got to enjoy our little treats during the movie. At first I wasn’t sure about them. Now, I can’t stop thinking about them. Enjoy!

Do you do anything special on movie night, or family fun night?

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24 Comments

  • Reply threeboysandamom

    Oh yum!!! This sounds and looks delicious! And I love family movie nights! Great traditions with great food! Love it!

    October 5, 2014 at 10:08 pm
  • Reply Hannah Budding Smiles

    Sounds like a lovely evening!xx

    October 6, 2014 at 12:39 am
    • Reply mamabyfire

      It was! I’m hoping for a repeat next week!

      October 6, 2014 at 6:53 pm
  • Reply productivewahm

    Oooh…great idea. Like a s’more without the mess. πŸ™‚

    October 6, 2014 at 3:43 am
    • Reply mamabyfire

      Thanks! Yes, definitely a lot cleaner than s’mores! Haha!

      October 6, 2014 at 6:54 pm
  • Reply CourtneyLynne

    Love simple kiddie friendly ideas!!! Thanks so much for sharing! Going to need to try this out ❀

    October 6, 2014 at 6:00 am
    • Reply mamabyfire

      It’s so fun! Hope you like them!

      October 6, 2014 at 6:54 pm
  • Reply Janine Halloran

    This looks like a yummy treat my kids would love, they’re obsessed with marshmallows right now!

    October 6, 2014 at 8:41 am
    • Reply mamabyfire

      Yay-and they can make it themselves! For the most part…

      October 6, 2014 at 8:43 am
  • Reply Christine

    These look awesome! I love that you can just give them 1 at a time and hide the others too πŸ˜‰

    October 6, 2014 at 10:25 am
    • Reply mamabyfire

      Yeah…we finished them off though…

      October 6, 2014 at 6:55 pm
  • Reply maggiemaysgifts

    wow that looks so good and easy. what a fun project to do with kids! thanks!

    October 7, 2014 at 8:09 am
    • Reply mamabyfire

      Sure! It was fun! Anything to get my girl in the kitchen!

      October 7, 2014 at 9:39 am
  • Reply Naomi

    Awesome!

    Also, I’m having a love affair with parchment paper instead of foil with baking. Nothing sticks to it, and you still have the easy clean up. It works really well with everything I’ve tried on a cookie sheet.

    October 7, 2014 at 4:02 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire

      Oh, yes!! I love parchment too! Thanks for the reminder!

      October 7, 2014 at 4:05 pm
  • Reply Alana

    This is such a good idea!!!! So easy and so tasty!!

    October 8, 2014 at 1:33 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire

      Thank you, Alana! Yes, they were!!

      October 8, 2014 at 1:38 pm
  • Reply Sarah (Ruffles and Rain Boots)

    I just pinned this – so easy and such a fun way to get kids in the kitchen.

    October 8, 2014 at 9:18 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire

      Thank you! πŸ˜€ Yes, it’s so much fun!!

      October 8, 2014 at 10:08 pm
  • Reply Tricia the Good Mama

    Easy and yummy! I love recipes that don’t require too many ingredients and too much work! This is great.

    October 9, 2014 at 12:10 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire

      Thanks! Yes, me too-my daughter had so much fun doing it by herself.

      October 9, 2014 at 3:26 pm
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