Did you know today was National Bomb Pop Day? Me either until the fabulous people from Blue Bunny contacted me to see if Audrey wanted to participate. How could I say no? We have been working on a great red, white, and blue muffin recipe that fits perfect with those iconic red, white, and blue Bomb Pops. Plus, Audrey loves ice cream.
She had so much fun making the recipe and enjoying it with her Bomb Pop. It ended up being the hottest day of the year here in Kansas so we took our pops to a shady spot at the park and dripped all over our blanket. After we threw a little of the dry ice in a cup of water and watched it creep all over the table. I love sharing fun science experiments with the girls.
|She dressed herself|
|Be careful your blue does not drip in your milk|
|Love dry ice!|
You too can enjoy this yummy treat. The wonderful people at Blue Bunny are giving two of my readers free shipments of Bomb Pops! Keep reading to find out how to enter.
Red, White, & Blue Muffins
- 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 1/4 cups milk (I use whole milk)
- 3/4 cup chopped, fresh strawberries
- 1/2 cup dried, wild blueberries
- 1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts
Preheat oven to 400°F. Mix flours, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl, set aside. In large bowl beat egg, add milk and sugar. Stir well to combine. Pour dry ingredients to wet and stir until just combined. Add strawberries, blueberries, and macadamia nuts and stir enough to spread throughout batter. Fill 12 greased muffin tins 3/4 full and bake for 17-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in the tins for 5 minutes and then move to a cooling rack. Try to keep the toddlers and yourself from eating them all before dinner. I recommend taking the extras to daddy's office for his fellow employees to enjoy so you are not tempted to eat them all. Not that I have done that...
|Helping chop with Curious Chef Knife|
|Time to crack the egg|
|Yummy red, white, & blue batter|
Audrey and Maurene's Tasks:
- Add the ingredients to respective bowls (Wet to oldest and dry to youngest)
- Crack egg (Audrey)
- Help add fruit and nuts
- Stir again
- Place in tins (Audrey)
- Gather ingredients
- Assist girls
- Add dry to wet ingredients
- Chop strawberries (sometimes girls help)
- Grease tins
Now how do you win those Bomb Pops? Simple, leave me a comment about your fondest childhood summer memory. I loved getting ice cream from the ice cream truck. We were not always lucky enough to convince our mother that ice cream from the truck was a good use of our money but when we did, yum! I would hop on my bike and take my treat to the park to enjoy alone.
I will leave the contest open until July 15th, Maurene's birthday, at midnight. The winners will need to provide a street address as the package will be sent overnight in dry ice! How cool is that? You too could have a science experiment with the dry ice after you eat your Bomb Pops. Please include an email address with your comment. We might get creative and have the girls draw numbers out of a hat or something similar. I will update with my decision.
The great folks at Blue Bunny provided us with a free shipment of Bomb Pops. All opinions expressed here are mine, Audrey, and Maurene's. No other consideration was given for this post.