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post #1 of 13
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I am having a large gathering in a couple of weeks and i need some easy and tasty treats to have to snack on after dinner. There will be quite a lot of children there so I was looking for something simple and fun! Have any ideas on what treats to make??? Recipes???
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post #2 of 13
While its not simple to make, you can make it once and it will last you for quite a while so you can whip it out when the time comes. That is a batch of Baklava. Sliced into small slices, and served with ice cream and fresh fruit, i.e grapes, strawberries pineapple - there are few (even children) who would say no to that.

If you want the ultimate Baklava recipe let me know and I'll dig it up the link for you.
post #3 of 13
Kids love Jello Jigglers. :smiles:
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post #4 of 13
sweet spring rolls :-

Spring roll pastry from chinese supermarket
A jar of mincemeat/ Chocolate spread and banana In fact any filling you might put in a sweet toasted sandwich

Make a paste with flour and water

Wrap the filling up spring roll style, seal the end with the paste and deep fry till golden. drain.
sprinkle with icing sugar

Let them cool a wee bit to avoid burnt tongues. (theyre good cold too...make in advance)

Savoury :- Vegetable pakoras (gluten free)

2 cups of chickpea flour (Besan, Gram flour)
2tsp salt
2tsp curry powder
2 tsp whole or ground cumin ( whole is best)
1tspcoriander powder
2tsp garam masala

2 onions chopped rough
2 blocks of frozen spinach thawed and squeezed
1 carrot grated
1 chili finely chopped (omit if you think the children would have a problem)

handfull of fresh coriander (cilantro)
Any other veg you need to use up ( squeeze water out)

Mix everything together with enough water to make a very stiff paste and deep fry a teaspoon at a time

Serve sprinkled with fresh coriander and chilli dip ( just empty out a jar of your favourite and add a wee bit of water
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post #5 of 13
Fresh fruit....pineapple is a huge hit
Cookies, bars.....if you wanna ooooo aaaaaa then have warm cookies and milk.

Cheese also nice after dinner snack
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post #6 of 13
A chocolate and/or caramel fondue with all kinds of dippers:
Mini cream puffs
Fresh pineapple chunks
Strawberries
banana slices
apple slices
Pretzel sticks
pound cake
(you get the idea)

We bought an inexpensive chocolate fountain for the above, but I think a simple fondue would be just as good and less of a cleanup mess.

H.
post #7 of 13
Do you make the classic fila dough, with literally 1000 layers?
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post #8 of 13
When entertaining at home I like to make rangoons. They are so fun to make with my three year old. You can cheat like I do and go to you local grocery store and buy the dough already premade and cut, it is usually located with the produce near the tofu. what I like to do is make several different mixes of filling for them; such as the popular cream cheese and crab, taco beef, fajita chicken, cinnamon and apple, strawberry cheese danish and anything else I have on hand and can think of combining. When I serve them I serve them all mixed together so each one is a little surprise of goodness. They are always a hit. Depending on how entailed and how many flavors I end up doing I can usually get 60 to 70 done from start to finish in about an hour and half. Thank-You.
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post #9 of 13
Bowls of:

  • mixed nuts
  • popcorn
  • dried cherries, raisins, cranberries and M & Ms

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post #10 of 13
Hi ChefAllen,

I make the recipe with about 20 layers of phyllo pastry.
Absolutely superb.

Here is the link
Baklava Recipe : Recipezaar
post #11 of 13
Thank you, I love baklava but have never tried to make it because the only recipe i know for the phyllo pastry is the classic version in which you roll the dough out, slather it in butter, fold it in thirds, roll it flat again, slather in butter again and keep repeating this process over and over and over, etc.. From what I understand to be true is that in past history when women were the primary person who cooked; she was judged by the amount of layers she could make phyllo pastry. In other word if she could only get 9 to 10 layers she was considered a poor cook, on the other hand if she could get 200 to 300 layers she was considered a good cook and if she could get the whole 1000 layers she was considered a superb cook, who cared about what she served. I read your recipe and will definitely try it. Thank-You.
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post #12 of 13
Hi ChefAllen,

It is not 'my' recipe per se.
Just my favourite baklava recipe I have made out of all the others I have tried lol.
Enjoy though.

<Just a heads up, when boiling the honey and spices, you may want to keep your kitchen windows closed, I had about 20 bees flying around in the kitchen after a while lol>
post #13 of 13

bars

one of my favorite bar desserts that Everyone loves is called surprize bars


6 Ingredients

1 stick margerine or butter
1 1/4 C. cornflake crumbs or graham craker crumbs
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 1/4 C. coconut
1 pkg. chocolate chips, or peanutbutter chips
1 1/4 C. chopped pecans


Melt Margerine,
Add graham cracker crumbs and make crust in bottom of baking dish.

I mix the condenced milk with 3/4 of the chips,coconut, and nuts.(to make it even coated from the milk.)then pour it on the crustand spread. Then top with coconut, then chips, & nuts. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees in a preheated oven for 25 min. or until the top gets golden brown. Cool and cut into bars. best if made the night before.

always made for my superbowl parties and never any left-over. rats!
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