Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Bear Pancakes

You know those moms who are always coming up with fun and creative ways to serve their kids' food?  I am not one of those moms.  I am usually just trying to throw some sort of healthy food on a plate and don't even think about what it looks like.  However, there are times (about once a year) where I do have a little bit of fun with the presentation.  Last year, it was Christmas tree waffles.  This time I made bear pancakes and my daughter LOVED them!  The only problem is that now I think she's going to expect pancakes of this caliber every time I make pancakes.  Mine aren't as aesthetically pleasing as the one I was copying, but thankfully 4-year-olds aren't particularly picky about that!

Bear Pancakes
Pancake batter
Chocolate chips

For each bear, you will need to make 4 pancakes: 1 large one for the head, medium one for the muzzle, and 2 small ones for the ears.

Once they're all finished cooking, place the medium pancake towards the bottom of the large pancake, and place the two small ones at the top of the head for the ears.

Melt some chocolate chips in the microwave.  Place the melted chocolate in a zip-top bag and cut a small hole in the corner.  Pipe the chocolate into the shape of the nose and the mouth.  Place two chocolate chips on the head for eyes.

Enjoy the sheer delight when the kids (or grownups) see them!

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