Children love baking and cooking - and what could be more fun than making sweets?
These sugar free sweets make healthier alternatives to the sweets youngsters traditionally make and then munch their way through!Encourage them to have a bit of fun while they are cooking with you. Let them come up with some of their own ingredients and consider how these could be worked into your dish.
Chocolate Orange FacesThis is a delicious rich sugar free sweet that children will love. It has a fresh, orangey flavour and they can top it off by making their own funny faces from tiny pieces of shredded orange peel.
- 400g (14oz) cocoa
- Five tbs honey
- 250ml double cream
- 30g (1oz) butter
- Two sweet oranges
Chocolate And Strawberry ShapesThese sweets can be cut into whatever shapes you choose. Try buying seasonal cutters and cutting out sweet Santas, pumpkins or Easter eggs, depending on the time of year.Adorn your sweets with pieces of chewy fresh strawberry if you choose. Use the pieces of fruit to make faces, animal spots or just decorations.
- 150g (5oz) cocoa powder
- Two tablespoons sugar free strawberry jam
- 150g (5oz) soft ground almonds
- One small egg
- Handful of fresh strawberries (optional)