I recently had the pleasure of rekindling an old love affair…. with easy bake oven.
We gave one away as a gift, with a couple amazing looking cake and cookie mixes. (red velvet cake!!) Things sure have changed since my easy bake days…. for some reasons I only recall toasting pumpkin seeds in mine….
Sammy and I decided to get our own oven right away, so we could start creating fantastic culinary delights in mere minutes for everyone at home. We looked at the mixes next…. and made a solid choice of cheese pizza snacks and chocolate whoopee pies. BONUS, the oven also came with chocolate chip cookie mix.
Last night, we took out the easy bake and made magic happen.
So we got right to baking. First up, mini cheese pizza bites. The box has little envelope of powder for everything, dough, marinara sauce, cheese sauce, even an egg glaze?! Just add water and stir, we all fought over who got to stir first.
We finished last night with chocolate chip cookie. Bites. Because finished, they are the size of a piece of cookie crisp cereal.
We save the challenge for today. Chocolate whoopee pies. It seemed pretty simple, until you have to mess with the dough. I could not take pictures because I had chocolate dough all over my hands. Sticky doesn’t even begin to cover it. I used flour, it was still impossible to get a perfect round ball on that baking sheet. No 8 year old could ever do this alone.
This is way too fun for just kids. It still feels like magic!! Why don’t more therapists incorporate the use of easy bake oven when working with clients? You can’t possibly feel like there is no point in living once you’ve discovered the possibilities….