This past Saturday my son had a few of his closest friends over for a “Lego” themed birthday party. As you know I was not feeling well a few days prior to the party. I was worried that we would have to postpone the party, luckily I felt good enough to make it a fun filled day for my 10 year old son and his friends.
I originally had a long list of fun and creative snacks and desserts I wanted to make for this special day but I just didn’t have the energy to do it. My son didn’t care, he told me he was happy to have friends over and reminded me to keep things simple. So I took his advice and made things easy,I went to Costco to by the Ghiradelli double chocolate brownie mix from Costco. Luckily I found this food blog, she had some wonderful ideas for a “Lego” themed birthday party. I took a few of her ideas, such as the Lego themed cupcakes and Lego themed games.
The boys all had a great time and loved the cupcakes! I even made one for myself, the face says it all!Ingredients: 1 pouch of Ghiradellli chocolate brownie mix 1/4 cup water 1/3 cup grape seed oil (vegetable oil) 1 whole egg 12 muffin liners Frosting: 1/2 recipe for vanilla frosting blue food coloring Directions: 1. Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees. In the meantime, prepare the Ghiradelli chocolate brownie mix per instructions on the box. Click here to view. 2. Line muffin tins with muffin liners, spray liners lightly with vegetable spray (makes it easier to remove liner from brownie cupcake). Even divide the brownie mix into the muffin liners, bake for about 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of muffin comes out clean. 3. While muffins are cooling, prepare the icing, add blue food coloring and frost. Lego marshmallow head pops: Ingredients: 12 large marshmallows 12 mini marshmallows yellow chocolate ~ 3/4 cup melted black edible marker 12 lollipop sticks Directions: For step by step directions, click here. 1. Thread one large and one mini marshmallow per lollipop stick, continue until you have total of 12; set aside. 2. Melt the yellow colored chocolate using a microwave or double broiler to melt. Gently dip one marshmallow lollipop at a time. Let them air dry by inserting the lollipops in to a foam board or if you don’t care lay them on wax paper (note that the bottom will not be smooth). 3. Once dry, draw a face using a black edible marker to resemble a Lego guy. I didn’t get a chance today to figure out the calorie content. My nutritional software program is acting up so when it is up and running I will update this post with the nutritional information. Sorry for the inconvenience.