Saltine Cracker Crack Candy

Saltine cracker crack candy is a buttery sweet crunch covered in chocolate! It’s fast, it’s easy and it only uses 4 ingredients. Lily-Rose gives it a thumbs up!

Saltine Cracker Crack Candy

Saltine Cracker Crack Candy

Course Snack
Servings 35
Calories 135 kcal


  • 1 sleeve of saltine crackers (about 40 or 4 ounces)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter (8 oz or 2 sticks)*
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (1 bag or 12 oz)
  • *If using unsalted crackers and/or butter add ¼ tsp salt


  • Preheat oven to 400℉.
  • Line a 10"x15" baking pan with nonstick aluminum foil.  If using regular aluminum foil, coat it with cooking spray.
  • Arrange a single layer of saltine crackers over the bottom of the pan.
  • Place the brown sugar and butter into a saucepan and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture comes to a full boil. Allow to cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Pour the hot caramel mixture over the crackers and use a spatula to spread it evenly, covering all the crackers. 
  • Put the pan in the oven and bake for 4-5 minutes or until the caramel is bubbly.  Remove it from the oven and turn off the heat. 
  • Allow pan to rest for 1 minute.
  • Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the caramel.  Use a spatula to evenly distribute and gently press chips into the caramel.  
  • Put the pan back in the hot oven for 1-2 minutes.  Remove and use a spatula to spread the chocolate evenly over the caramel crackers.
  • Place the pan on the refrigerator 2 at least two hours.
  • Peel the candy off the aluminum foil and break it apart with your hands to serve.
  • Hack:  Switch this up by using different crackers, such as butter-flavored or graham crackers.  
  • Hack: Use your favorite chocolate (milk, dark or white) in place of the semi-sweet chips.  You can also leave the chocolate off entirely if you prefer.
  • Hack:  Add some fancy pizazz by sprinkling chopped nuts, crushed hard candy or sprinkles over the top of the melted chocolate.  Gently press them into the chocolate before refrigerating.
  • Hack:  Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to a week or freeze them for up to 3 months.
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Did you know?  Chocolate was originally served as a warm (and bitter) drink!  Check out some more fun facts about chocolate here!

These classic no-bake cookies are another fast and easy snack that the
the kids will enjoy making!

Original Rice Krispies Treats™

Rice Krispies Treats™ is a classic recipe that we all remember fondly from our childhood. This no-bake recipe uses only 4 ingredients and your littles can help!

Original Rice Krispies Treats™

Original Rice Krispies Treats™

Course Dessert, Snack
Servings 12
Calories 265 kcal


  • 6 cups Rice Krispies™ cereal
  • 1 package Mini M&Ms;™, optional (10 ounce or 1½ cups) 
  • 3 tsp butter
  • 1 bag marshmallows (10 oz or about 40)


  • Use cooking spray to coat a 10”x13” pan.
  • Measure Rice Krispies™ and Mini M&Ms;™ into a large bowl and stir to combine.
  • Put the marshmallows and butter into a separate large bowl.  Place in the microwave and heat on full power for 2 minutes.*  Stir until marshmallow and butter are well combined.
  • Add the cereal mixture to the marshmallow and stir quickly to combine.  
  • Use a buttered spatula, waxed paper or buttered hands to gently press the mixture into the prepared pan.  
  • Allow to cool and cut into 2” squares for serving.
  • *This step can also be done on the stovetop.  Place marshmallows and butter in a large pan.  Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until the marshmallows are melted and smooth.
  • Hack:  Store leftovers in a tightly covered container at room temperature for up to 2 days.  Separate layers with waxed or parchment paper.  They can also be tightly wrapped and frozen for up to 6 weeks.
  • Hack:  Experiment by using flavored marshmallows, food coloring (added to melted marshmallows) and/or different stir-ins such as candies, nuts or sprinkles.  Go crazy and let me know how they turn out!
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Did you know?  Marshmallows were originally made from the sap of the mallow plant and enjoyed only by royalty.  Check out some more fun facts here!

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Suggestion:  Milk and cereal bars are another easy, no-bake goodie for your littles to make!

Homemade Easy Zucchini Bread Bites

We had lots of zucchini so Grandma and Lily teamed up to make some easy zucchini bread bites! Vegetables make this a healthier choice over other quick breads!

Easy Zucchini Bread Bites

Course Snack
Servings 26 cakes
Calories 95 kcal


  • 1 cup raisins
  • cup flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • ¼ cup applesauce, room temperature
  • ½ cup  brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini 


  • Preheat oven to 350℉.  Spray wells of Pampered Chef Brownie Bite Pan with cooking spray.   
  • Measure raisins into a heatproof bowl and cover with hot water.  Allow to soak for one hour.
  • In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.  
  • In a separate bowl, mix together oil, egg, applesauce, brown sugar, sugar, and vanilla until well blended.  Fold in raisins and zucchini.
  • Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir until well incorporated.
  • Transfer batter to Pampered Chef Batter Dispenser.  Pipe batter into the wells of the brownie bite pan and bake for 8 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
  • Remove bites from pan to cooling rack. Serve warm or cold.
  • Hack:  Wrap zucchini bread tightly and store it at room temperature for up to 3 days or refrigerate for up to a week.  It can be frozen for up to 3 months.
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Easy Dehydrated Fruit Snacks

Lily and Grandma make healthy and tasty dehydrated fruit snacks in the latest episode of Lily-Rose: Kindergarten Cook! Kids love to make these (and eat them!)

Dehydrated Fruit Snacks


8 ripe bananas

3 apples

4 small seedless oranges or clementines


Peel bananas and slice into ¼” slices.  Lay slices in a single layer on a food dehydrator tray.

Thoroughly wash and dry apples.  Cut in half and remove seeds, stem and stamen.  Using a mandoline, slice the apple into ⅛“ slices and lay slices in a single layer on a food dehydrator tray.

Thoroughly wash and dry oranges.  Using a sharp knife, cut into ¼ “ slices. Lay slices in a single layer on a food dehydrator tray.

Place trays into food dehydrator and set the heat at 130℉.  Allow to dry until they have reached the desired level of dryness, either chewy or crunchy, 6-12 hours.


10 servings, 130 calories per serving

Hack: Drying time varies depending on the water content of the fruit, thickness of the slices and the efficiency of the dehydrator itself but, in general, the time required will be between 6 and 12 hours.

Hack: Store dried fruit in an airtight plastic or glass container.  Dried fruit should not be stored in or come into contact with metal.  If a condensation forms inside the storage container, it indicates that the fruit is not dry enough and should be returned to the dehydrator for further processing.

Hack:  Most dried fruit can be stored for up to a year but temperatures above 60℉ or a higher level of retained water will deteriorate that time frame. They can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer to protect it from higher temperatures.  Any fruit that begins to darken after a period of storage, develops an unpleasant odor or loses its flavor should be discarded.

Hack:  Many fruits (such as apples and bananas) tend to brown when they’re dehydrated.  This doesn’t affect the taste, nutrition or food safety of them but if you prefer your snacks to remain closer to their natural color (or perhaps another color altogether!) click here to learn different methods to achieve this.

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Homemade Pigs In A Blanket

Lily-Rose: Kindergarten Cook is at it again! This time she and her cousin create homemade pigs in a blanket that will be a hit with the whole family.

Homemade Pigs In A Blanket


1 lb mild pork sausage

1 cup flour

1 cup cornmeal

1 tbsp baking powder

½ cup sugar

½ tsp salt

2 eggs

1 cup milk

¼ cup honey

¼ cup butter, melted


Preheat oven to 350℉.

Heat a skillet over medium heat.  Add sausage and cook, breaking up pieces, until fully cooked, 10-14 minutes.  Drain off grease and allow to cool completely.

Mix together flour, cornmeal, baking powder, sugar and salt.

In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, honey and butter.  Add to flour mixture and mix until blended.

Stir in sausage.

Place 3 (12 ct.) silicone pig molds sheets on cookie sheets and coat with cooking spray.  Fill each mold with the cornbread mixture.

Bake for about 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of one comes out clean.  Allow pigs to cool completely before removing them from the mold.

Serve warm with honey mustard or ranch dipping sauce, if desired.


Yield:  36 pigs, 100 calories per pig

Hack:  For a smoother, less granular texture, mix cornmeal and milk.  Cover and allow to soak in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight.

Hack:  Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

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