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Kids’ Birthday Party Treats

A kids’ birthday party would not be a birthday party without cake, but blowing out the candles and cutting the cake is an occasion in itself, usually occurring near the end of the party. What do you feed the kids in the meantime? Hot dogs, hamburgers and mini pizzas are kids’ birthday party staples, but what about treats? The following two simple, tasty suggestions are ideal for an outdoor summer party, and are sure to go down a treat.

Ice Cream Pops

Requiring no assembly whatsoever, ice cream pops are the easiest treat that you could possibly serve at a children’s birthday party, and are particularly suited to a hot summer’s day. Pop a selection of fruit ice pops and chocolate ice pops in a cooler box filled with ice, replenishing every so often from your freezer as stocks run low.

Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

On the topic of ice cream, if you want to go to a little bit more effort, these brownie ice cream sandwiches are delicious and ridiculously easy to make.


½ cup unsalted butter or margarine

115g baking chocolate or dark chocolate

1 cup sugar

¼ tsp salt

½ tsp vanilla essence

2 large eggs

¾ cup cake flour

1/3 cup cocoa powder

1 cup raspberries or cherries

1 tbsp icing sugar

1/3 of vanilla ice cream tub [2l]


  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C and line a baking tray.
  2. Melt the butter/margarine and chocolate and combine. In a medium sized mixing bowl add the sugar, salt and vanilla to the butter/margarine and chocolate mixture. Add the eggs and stir until well-mixed.
  3. Add the flour and cocoa powder and mix well, ensuring that the batter is lump-free. Pour the batter into your baking tray and spread evenly. Bake for approximately 20 minutes, or until a toothpick stuck into the brownie mix comes out without any batter on it.
  4. Allow to cool completely. Use a fork to combine the raspberries/cherries and the icing sugar in a bowl.
  5. Transfer the brownie to a large cutting board. Cut the brownies into largish squares and then cut each square horizontally in half. Place the bottom half of the brownie on a square of cling wrap big enough to wrap the entire brownie sandwich in. Scoop decent amount of ice cream onto bottom half of the brownie and spread evenly. Spread the raspberries/cherries and icing sugar mixture over the ice cream and top with the top half of the brownie.
  6. Wrap the brownie sandwich tightly in cling wrap. Repeat the process for each brownie. Place the wrapped up brownie sandwiches in the freezer for at least 3-4 hours before serving.

Voila! Be sure to serve the brownie sandwiches outside, as the eating process can become a little bit messy, and be prepared to be inundated with recipe requests.