Happy December everyone -- one of my most favorite
months of the year! Time with family and friends, gift-giving and baking
holiday treats fill our days and nights with fun!
Today's recipe is one I would like to share that
really represents what the holidays are all about! My 4-year-old nephew made
this yummy treat at home with his mom and brought it to our Thanksgiving table last
week -- it was a special dessert he made for his cousins (but the aunts, uncles
and grandparents enjoyed it as well!). This is a recipe that is easily made in
both the classroom or in your own kitchen!
Graham Cracker Whippers
All you need are
two simple ingredients:
- Cool Whip
- Graham crackers
graham crackers into square pieces (there is a special edition out now that
comes in the square shape!)
your favorite cool whip in the center (my nephew and sister-in-law used both
regular cool whip and cinnamon flavored, which is one of Cool Whip's
highlighted holiday editions!)
another square graham cracker to the top, just like a sandwich and enjoy!
- MAKE IT CREATIVE!
Remember, both Cool Whip and graham crackers come in various
flavors, especially at this time of the year. Right now, Cool Whip has both a cinnamon and a vanilla flavored version for the holidays. Graham Crackers are sold with
and without cinnamon on top, as well as chocolate (my personal favorite!), mini
s'mores and the list goes on! Two very simple and inexpensive ingredients with
- MAKE IT HEALTHY!
I love cool whip with fruit. What a
delicious combo! Why not add in an extra layer of some of your favorite fruit
when building your Whipper sandwich? Blueberries, raspberries, sliced bananas
and strawberries are all fabulous options for encouraging your little ones to
touch, smell and taste something good for them!
- MAKE IT FESTIVE!
What is a really simple and kid-friendly
way to make this dessert extra exciting? Add sprinkles! If you are celebrating
Hanukkah, use blue and silver sprinkles to roll the sides of your Whipper so
that Cool Whip is covered in sprinkles. Do the same using red and green
sprinkles for Christmas!
Chocolate graham crackers with vanilla
Cool Whip and strawberries!
Cinnamon graham crackers with cinnamon Cool
Whip and bananas!
Plain graham crackers with plain Cool
Whip rolled in holiday sprinkles and a squeeze of
chocolate sauce on top!
your own Whipper holiday recipe? Please Share!