melted chocolate chips

Chocolate Spiders

You didn't forget about the chocolate, did you?

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Admit it. Since the last page, you've been sitting there with a glazed expression just dreaming about watching the bubbles slowly form on the top of that liquid goodness, dipping random items into it and eating them until you slip into a diabetic fugue.

Your kids think about that, too. Make these with them and you can both satisfy your chocolate jones without breaking your waistlines.

The crunchy texture of the noodles and the saltiness of the peanuts can make these truly addictive, but make these a reward for getting homework done or household chores finished and you'll find smooth sailing.

And, yes, you can reward yourself, too. Being the boss is hard work!

Next up, we dish out a little peace, love and yumminess ...

organic bread surrounded by wheat grain

Serious Hippie Food

OK, so they're actually called Almond Butter-Wheat Germ Sticks, but get halfway through making these with your kids and you'll start hearing "Incense and Peppermints" and wanting to really look at your hands, man.

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Unlike most snacks that are this darned healthy, though, these actually taste good. Your kids will never suspect that they're getting one of the healthiest sources of fiber around combined with healthy fats that will keep their coats shiny and their eyes bright.

What, your kids don't have coats? Don't they get cold at the bus stop? What kind of a parent are you, anyway?

Hopefully, you're the kind who would make our next and final after-school treat ...

chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches

Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches

Sure, you can toddle on down to the megamart and buy a box of ice cream sandwiches anytime.

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