Dessert Day in Cooking Camp

Coconut Cracker Snacks

Coconut Cracker Snacks

It was all about the sweet life in cooking camp today. The kids made cookie pops, a cracker snack that is crisp, like brittle, and dirt cups. We also had frozen grapes, one of the simplest ways to beat the heat. So here are some of the pictures of what they made, and recipes.


Coconut Cracker Snacks

This dessert is surprisingly easy. The end result is crisp, like a brittle. You can omit the coconut and use nuts, if you prefer, or even use no topping.

36 saltine crackers, we used whole wheat crackers

1/3 c. butter

1/3 c. brown sugar

1 c. coconut

Cover a baking sheet with foil . Place the crackers side by side in a single layer. Melt butter in microwave, then add sugar and heat together 1 minute on high. Drizzle this over the crackers and then sprinkle on the coconut. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 8-10 minutes, or until coconut is toasted. Cool on baking sheet on a cooling rack. Break into pieces. Makes 36.


Freeze green or red seedless grapes. Eat right out of the freezer. Great snack in hot weather.

Cookie Pops

These are a fun and easy dessert to make with kids. Great when you don’t have the time to bake, either.

Vanilla wafers

Chocolate – you can use melting discs in different colors

Popsicle sticks


Melt the chocolate. Dip the end of a stick into some melted chocolate. Press 2 cookies together on the end of the stick. Press firmly.  Allow to set up a little. Dip the cookies into the melted chocolate until covered. Allow excess to drip off.  Place cookies on wax paper. Decorate your “pops” to look like flowers- we used M&M’s. Allow them to dry/cool then you can just peel them off the wax paper.

You can get M&M’s in so many colors, the “chocolate” discs, too, that color combinations are pretty limitless. You can make them for different holidays or in school colors. Nice to make in hot weather, too, since there is no baking. You can also use frosting or peanut butter to stick the cookies together.


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Frozen grapes- great summer snack

Frozen grapes- great summer snack

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