Bite Size Easy Sloppy Joe Recipe

I don’t know about you but having these Bite Size Easy Sloppy Joe Recipe on the menu is sure to please the kids in my house. The combination of a super flaky crust, classic Sloppy Joe mixture, and a little cheese on top make this a perfect kid-friendly meal you will love!

I don't know about you but having these Bite Size Easy Sloppy Joe Recipe on the menu is sure to please the kids in my house.  - Teaspoon of Goodness

Bite Size Easy Sloppy Joe Recipe

The key to this easy Sloppy Joe Recipe is to use a mini muffin tin or mini tart pans to create simple shells to put your favorite mixture into. Kids love being able to just pick something up and eat it with their hands, but Sloppy Joe sandwiches are usually a bit messy. This solves the mess problem, and makes it fun for your kids!

I don't know about you but having these Bite Size Easy Sloppy Joe Recipe on the menu is sure to please the kids in my house.  - Teaspoon of Goodness

Bite Size Easy Sloppy Joe Recipe
 
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Serves: 18
Ingredients
For the Tartlets/Shells/Cups
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup flour plus 1 tablespoon
  • ¼ cup cornmeal
For the Filling
  • ½ cup sloppy joe mix, prepared
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
Instructions
  1. Beat cream cheese, butter, flour and cornmeal with a mixer until combined well. Shape into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 425. Grease a mini muffin pan.
  3. Remove dough from the refrigerator, remove the plastic wrap and shape into 1" balls. Press balls into prepared pan with a tart shaper.
  4. Spoon a small amount of cheese into the tart cup. Add a small amount of sloppy joe mix on top of the cheese and top with more cheese. My small amount, I'm talking a teaspoon or less.
  5. Bake at 425 for 7 minutes. Reduce heat to 325 and loosely cover with foil. Bake 11-15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Let cool slightly before removing from pan and serving warm.

Supplies To Have

I don't know about you but having these Bite Size Easy Sloppy Joe Recipe on the menu is sure to please the kids in my house.  - Teaspoon of Goodness

Bonus: You can easily make these in large batches and freeze in airtight storage containers for fast meals later! If you have school-aged children coming home starving at the end of the day, these make a great snack that is easy to reheat!

I don't know about you but having these Bite Size Easy Sloppy Joe Recipe on the menu is sure to please the kids in my house.  - Teaspoon of Goodness

I usually just use ground beef and a can of sauce for this recipe, but you can also use your favorite homemade sauce. This dough is ideal for making the bite-size easy Sloppy Joe recipe moist and flaky. It’s also a great option to have for lunches, snacks, or to serve with a salad or fresh vegetables as a well balanced evening meal!

You might also enjoy this amazingly easy Instant Pot Mississippi Mud Roast.

I don't know about you but having these Bite Size Easy Sloppy Joe Recipe on the menu is sure to please the kids in my house.  - Teaspoon of Goodness

Stoplight Iced Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Want your kids to learn while having their snack? Look no further than this Stoplight Iced Chocolate Shortbread Cookies recipe! This recipe is super easy to make, delicious, and of course, the kids will have fun. It’s a perfect treat for school parties, or just because at the end of a long school day. Plus, they can learn a bit about stoplights and baking in the process!

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Stoplight Iced Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

I love a good soft cookie and these are even better with the chocolate icing and candies on top. If you have a kid that is interested in cooking, this is a great idea for them. The recipe is super easy to make,and they can have fun helping you decorate these chocolate shortbread cookies with some icing and candy pieces to make it look like a stoplight!

Want your kids to learn while having their snack? Look no further than this Stoplight Iced Chocolate Shortbread Cookies recipe!  - Teaspoon of Goodnes

 
Cook time
Total time
 
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Serves: 48
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups softened butter
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 4 Cups all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • (2) 16oz cans milk chocolate frosting
  • Red, green, and yellow M&M's
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 325° and line a couple baking sheets with parchment paper
  2. Use a hand or stand mixer to beat your butter and sugar until light and fluffy (about 2-3 minutes)
  3. Mix in your vanilla extract, almond extract, and eggs and beat lightly until combined
  4. Then add your flour and salt in and continue to mix until your ingredients start sticking together ( might take a few minutes)
  5. Roll your dough out onto a floured piece of parchment paper and use your square cookie cutters to cut out squares, then cut the squares in half and place onto your lined baking sheets
  6. Bake for 10 minutes and let cool
  7. Fill one decorating bag with your chocolate frosting and frost your cookies or just use a small spatula
  8. Vertically add your M&M's in stoplight order (red, yellow, then green)

Supplies Used For Stoplight Iced Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Want your kids to learn while having their snack? Look no further than this Stoplight Iced Chocolate Shortbread Cookies recipe!  - Teaspoon of Goodnes

Decorating bag – these Wilton Featherweight bags are my FAVORITE decorating bag!
Parchment paper
Rectangle or square cookie cutter

Want your kids to learn while having their snack? Look no further than this Stoplight Iced Chocolate Shortbread Cookies recipe!  - Teaspoon of Goodnes

Use this recipe for chocolate shortbread cookies to teach your kids about the colors on a stoplight. This can also be a great time to work with them on learning how to measure, talking about fractions, and even about how to stay clean in the kitchen. Baking with kids is so much fun!

Even if you don’t bake with your kids, this recipe is a great option to create on your own for a fun after school snack. Enjoy these Stoplight Iced Chocolate Shortbread Cookies with a cup of milk for a fun themed treat!

Want your kids to learn while having their snack? Look no further than this Stoplight Iced Chocolate Shortbread Cookies recipe!  - Teaspoon of Goodnes

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