Thursday, June 30, 2016

Welch’s Fruit Snacks Fourth of July Challenge

Cooking with my kids is always fun.  My mom never really had time to show me how to cook because she was always working.  Especially on holidays, my stepdad and her were always working.  I get it, someone had to pay the bills and put food on the table.  But I did not get to share the kitchen with my mom for special moments or cook special holiday dishes, I kinda miss out.
Thanks to Welch's for sending me these boxes of fruit snacks and fruit 'n yogurt snacks to be able to participate in the Welch's fruit snack 4th of July challenge.  All opinions stated are my own based on my personal experience.

What is the challenge?  To create a 4th of July dish with Welch's fruit snacks and fruit 'n yogurt snacks.

Challenge accept.  My daughter and I were ready for the challenge.  I was so excited to try this with my daughter who is only four.  She loves to help me in the kitchen.  I like my kids to help in the kitchen and I do try and show them how to make whatever meal I am making.  The preschooler was excited because we were making little pies.

Fruit Explosion 4th of July Mini Pies-No Baking, kid friendly


1 box-Welch's fruit snacks
1 box-Welch's fruit 'n yogurt snacks
1 container-cool whip
1 can-condensed milk
6 count-graham cracker mini pies

I decided to use the graham cracker mini pies that are ready to use, but you can choose to make your own pie crust.  My daughter likes things that are little.  She says they are kid sized, just for her.  In a bowl, mix the container of cool whip and 1/4 can of condensed milk.  You can leave the condensed milk out if you like.  It thickens the cool whip but does sweeten just little but more.  I used a smaller bowl.  It looks like a small glass but it is the perfect size for the daughter's hands if she needs to hold it when mixing ingredients.  I also open the can of condensed milk and I added the milk. 
Once that is mixed together well, your kid can start adding a layer of cool whip to the pie crusts.  She did two table spoons.  She was pretty much doing it all herself from this step on.
The next layer is 1 single serving bag of the Welch's fruit 'n yogurt snacks. 
Top that with another layer of cool whip mix.  Mom may need to even out the layer afterwards.
Two more should do the trick.  Then you will decorate the top of your pie with the Welch's berries and cherries fruit snacks.  We used 1 single serving bag.  You may want to use more, depending on your child's design. 
Finally, let chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve for your 4th of July party.  This is very easy for kids to do on their own. 
My daughter had a great time.  This is was super easy and she helped prep for our 4th of July get-2-gether.  This time she was not the helper.  I was her assistant.

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