Last week we had an unexpected house guest for a couple of days. Elbert the dinosaur is Burton’s class pet and he arrived in his class at the start of the school year last September as an egg which hatched open over the course fo a few days, leaving all the children wondering what was inside it. I think Burton is one of the last children to bring Elbert home as he has been hoping to have him to stay for sich a long time now, so he was estatic when he came out of school last Tuesday with Elbert in his little basket all ready to bring him home and look after him.
The first night was not ever so exciting as not knowing we were going to have a house guest I had nothing special in for tea or had made any plans to entertain him, but luckily Elbert was quite happy and encouraging in helping Burton with his homework and then watched some crafty work take place.
It became apparent quite quicky that Elbert likes chocolate cake!He enjoyed listening to The Gruffalo story at bedtime and sat nice and quiet while I read it. However, he did keep Burton awake a bit later than normal once thre lights were out as I heard lots of talking going on til past 8pm!Wednesday morning saw Burton and Elbert up much earlier than normal (6am!) and lots of singing and talking was heard despite me telling them both to go back to sleep! When I got up at 7am I found the pair of them downstairs drawing a picture and listenig to music!
While Burton was at school Jenson and I took Elbert for a hot drink at Costa which he seemed to enjoy – I think he has a sweet tooth! Then for being a good dinosaur while we did the food shopping he and Jenson had a go in the ice cream van After school Elbert, Burton and Jenson made some
chocolate krispy cakes dinosaur egg nests for our dinosaur tea party which Burton had requested in the morningThen at bathtime we had a dinosaur hair competition – Elbert liked the bubbles!Burton was very sad to see him go and I am pleased to say that Elbert was a very well behaved dinosaur and he is welcome to come back and stay anytime.
- 100g milk chocolate
- 100g mars bars
- 1 tbsp golden syrup
- 100g rice krispies
- 50g unsalted butter
- 24 paper cake cases
- 1 packet of mini eggs (we used Tesco mini, mini eggs!)
- some plastic dinosaurs
- LIne 2 muffin trays with the cake cases
- Place the chocolate, mars bars, golden syrup and butter in a pan and place over a gentle heat and melt them all together
- Once melted add the rice krispies and mix well to cover them all in the gooey chocolate sauce
- Then add a dessert spoonful of the mixture into each cake case
- Decorate each cake with some of the mini eggs
- Place in the fridge for about 30 minutes to set
- Then add little dinosaur toys to the top of each cake and they are ready to serve
- Please keep the cakes in a tin to stop them from going soft and keep in a cool place
Easy to make with your little dinosaurs too!