Play with Your Food & Kashi Soft-Baked Chocolate Squares Review (vlog)

Last Monday, it was sunny, high around 78 degrees, an all-around beautiful day and we spent it in a beautiful way… the clip to learn more…

Seriously…those soft-baked squares are delicious. But back to the play date….we had such a lovely day and looking back that might have been the last official beautiful day of the summer season. The remainder of the week was cooler and rainy.

I thought I would briefly share how we stamped our food and the recipe for the edible peanut butter play dough. Prior to the play date the moms were given strict instructions to dress their little ones for fun, not fashion!

Food Stamping….

What you need:

  • Container to hold sponge (and in our case veggies & fruit too)
  • Sponges
  • Paint (Washable Tempera paint or whatever you wish)
  • Food/Fruit/Vegetables (we used onions, peppers, boiled noodles, broccoli, star fruit, etc.)
  • Paper (constriction paper, white paper, whatever you have on hand)


  1. Spray paints on sponge
  2. Wash, dry, and cut fruit and veggies accordingly so that the shape will be displayed when stamped.

Have fun!

Edible Peanut Butter Play dough….

What you need:

  • 1 cup Dry Milk
  • 1/3 cup Honey
  • 1 cup Peanut Butter (creamy)
  • Dry noodles to decorate
  • Dry fruit to decorate



  1. Mix all ingredients together, adjust as necessary.
  2. Make into fun shapes and add dry fruit, noodles, etc.

Tactile Tub….

This one is really simple…just add oat meal, rice, water, etc. to tub and fun objects to find, small shovels, cups, funnels, etc. to embellish the fun!

I do hope you have the opportunity to share these activities with your kiddos; they are so much fun especially when you do them together. Remember moms, it is not the quantity but the quality of time, shut off the phone, turn off your screens, and give your child your undivided attention. No one knows what tomorrow holds… so why put off something so important.

I will treasure the memory of this day for always…summer 2012.

Okay…so in this pic I was totally trying to capture her smile but when I told her I needed to have the soft-baked square while she was swinging because she could joke that smile quickly left her face….she kept saying “mine”, “MINE”…like I was going to eat it or something (I would so not do that…or would I? Do you think I ate it?).

So, do tell, have you had the chance to try Kashi’s soft-baked squares? If so what do you think? Do you have a favorite Kashi brand treat…cereal?