Classroom Mom & Cool Treats

This week I got my first chance at being a classroom mom. Quinn and I were both very excited about our special morning at preschool. He couldn’t wait to show me everything about his day and I was dying to learn all about it. Volunteering in his classroom was such a blast. I also signed up to be the Halloween helper at the end of the month. I just couldn’t miss his first Halloween party. Quinn’s preschool is a cooperative preschool, meaning there is a lot of parent involvement. We actually are scheduled to volunteer once a month, but I think I am going to let my husband take November.

Part of the job of classroom mom is to bring a snack. We got to have a little more fun with snack, since we were also celebrating Quinn’s birthday (he turns 4 on Saturday). We brought cheddar rice cakes and then threw in a fun, celebratory treat that was just the right size for a bunch of three-year-olds.

Now these really are just brownie bites out of a box. The secret is the frosting and the sprinkles. The frosting and the sprinkles are the finishing touch that says, “I’m special! Let’s celebrate!”. Don’t ya think? Whenever you are dealing with three-year-olds frosting and sprinkles are a must. We used the brand new Cool Whip Frosting (chocolate- Quinn’s choice) and I have gotta say, I am in love. This stuff is delicious. It is a mix between soft serve ice cream and Cool Whip. Seriously yummy!

I have no true skills in the kitchen. I knew I wanted my brownie bites to be pretty so I spooned some of the chocolate Cool Whip frosting into a baggie and cut the corner off so I could kind of pipe the frosting on. I was super impressed with how easy the frosting was to work with and how nicely it came out of my make-shift piping bag.

I had spooned too much frosting into the bag so I had to eat the rest. Darn! I was pleasantly surprised at how yummy it was. I even made the husband try it and he concurs…this stuff is good. I think this is my go-to frosting now.

It is so delicious and so easy to work with. The kiddos (and the teacher) loved them. In fact, they were all asking for more! I so wish I had pictures of Quinn and his birthday chair with his birthday place mat and all his buddies eating his birthday treat.

I gotta tell you, I am anxious to try the vanilla. Truth be told, I was kind of bummed Quinn picked chocolate. I thought it would be too rich and too much chocolate. It is surprisingly light, and refreshing. I found this Cool Whip Frosting at Walmart in the refrigerator section by the ice cream and toppings.

To see more of my #CoolWhipFrosting shopping trip check out my Google+ album. For more inspiration check out Cool Whip on Facebook and visit Kraft for recipe ideas.

 

I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community.  This content has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and Kraft Cool Whip.  #CoolWhipFrosting #CBias #SocialFabric. All opinions are 100% mine.

 

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Megan
Hi, I'm Megan--the crazy mom of three behind this blog. Please don't be intimidated by the name. Note it doesn't say BALANCED Home. We hardly have it all together, but together we have it all. Or at least that is what I tell myself. I love rearranging, decorating, creating, crafting, celebrations, family, and holidays. I share a little bit of all of that and more on Balancing Home. I am married to my college sweetheart (Is that a thing? Well now it is.) and he is a very talented designer. I use him for his skills so I can offer up sweet printables to all of you. If you want to learn more randomness about me or my blog, stop by my about page.
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  • http://www.poofycheeks.com/ Kelsey

    Seriously that stuff looks SO good – I’m about to run out and grab some up!

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      It is really delicious. If you get it, let me know what you think. :)

  • http://twitter.com/Steph2Pigs Steph@The SillyPearl

    Happy Birthday, Quinn!!! That is actually the perfect amount of frosting for preschoolers. I remember our preschool did not appreciate the heavily frosted ones! And the Cool Whip Frosting is really light as well. And yummy.

  • Terri

    Your brownie bites topped with creamy Cool Whip frosting look so fun! The perfect treat for the pint size! My weekday schedule is so busy that making a simple treat like this is right up my alley. Thank you so much for sharing :)

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      You are welcome.