I am often asked for tried and tested park friendly food ideas so here are my top 3 that are favourites.

A little tip for summer parties – Jelly will melt and finger sandwiches will go hard so best to avoid during the hot months.

Cheesy Pizza Pop     

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cooking Time: 15 Minutes

Number of Serves 16

What you need:


Baking Tray

Wire Cooling Tray

Wooden Skewers


2 Sheets ready rolled puff pastry

2 Cups Grated Tasty Cheese

150g Shredded Ham

How to:

Preheat oven to 200°C

Lay out the puff pastry sheets flat, sprinkle with cheese and shredded ham to cover the entire sheet

Roll onto itself creating one long log as shown in pic 1

Cut into 8 equal pieces. Place each pieces standing upwards onto a baking tray.  Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the scrolls have browned

Once cooled pop a skewer into the bottom of the scroll and voila you have yourself a cheesy pizza pop


Mini Ham and Cheese Muffins

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Time to Cook: 15 Minutes

Serves: 24 Mini Muffins


1 1/4 cups self-raising flour

1 egg

1/2 cup milk

60g butter, melted, cooled slightly

75g shaved ham, chopped

1/2 cup grated tasty cheese

How to:

Preheat oven to 200°C. Line two 12 x 1 1/2-tablespoon capacity mini muffin pans with foil or paper cases (press in to fit).  I prefer to use a silicon cupcake pan it saves having to use cases.

Sift flour into a bowl. Make a well in the centre. Using a fork, whisk egg and milk in a bowl. Add to flour with butter. Using a spatula or metal spoon, fold together until just combined.

Add ham and cheese. Fold through until combined. Spoon mixture into cases or straight into the pan if using a silicon mould.

Bake for 15 minutes or until a skewer inserted into centre comes out clean. Serve muffins warm or at room temperature

Tip: These are soooo yummy straight out of the oven so a perfect little snack for after school, warning though you wont be able to stop at just one!

Marshmallow Tea Cups


Tic Toc Biscuits (or any round sweet biscuit)


Chocolate Freckles

Musk Lifesaver Lollies

White Cooking Chocolate (any colour works)

How to:

Melt cooking chocolate on the stove until nice and runny

Lay out tic toc biscuits

Grab a marshmallow, dip the bottom into the melted cooking chocolate and place on top and in the middle of the tic toc biscuit

Using a small spoon take a little bit of melted chocolate and place in the middle of the marshmallow and then place a chocolate freckle on top

Take a musk lolly and cut in half. Take the half and dip the ends in cooking chocolate, place on the side of the marshmallow. Hold for a few seconds until it stays.

Top Tip:

If you can not find chocolate freckles you can dip the top of the marshmallow in cooking chocolate and then in hundreds and thousands. This still give the same look at using a chocolate freckle.

Happy Cooking,