My youngest two are huge fans of the BEAR nibbles so we were really excited to try out the new range of fantastic snacks for kids called Claws. They are made entirely out of pureed fruit and veg in funky monster shapes.
Obviously they are delicious to eat just as they are as a snack but they were crying out to be used as something a bit more spectacular. So we set about using them to decorate the scariest sundae ever and made a butternut squash and strawberry sorbet. Here’s what you will need:
This really is simple to make and absolutely delicious! First of all you need to cook the butternut squash. The easiest way to cook it is to simply cut it in half and roast in an oven for about 50-60 minutes at around 180°C until the flesh is nice and soft. It might take a little longer but it is so much easier than trying to cut into chunks before roasting (plus there is no risk of losing a finger or two in the process! Ha!) Then once cooked, just scoop out the flesh of the squash and leave to cool.
Take the cooked squash, add the strawberries, coconut milk, honey and a small handful of ice cubes and pop them in a food processor. Pulse for a few minutes until the ingredients are all combined. Now place in a container and pop it in the freezer for at least 10 minutes before serving. And then you can decorate with your BEAR Claws! Roar!
This sorbet went down a treat with the little people (and big people!) here and it is something that we will definitely be making again. My teenagers pulled a face when they saw that the sorbet was being made with butternut squash… until they came to actually taste it! It was yummy! Made from all natural ingredients of course and they got to have fun decorating with the Claws. Well actually, my ten year old took control of the decorating bit, the rest of us just got to enjoy eating it!
The new BEAR Claws come in a range of different flavours including Strawberry and Butternut, Blackcurrant and Beetroot, Apple, Pear and Pumpkin and Mango and Carrot. They are 100% fruit and veg shapes with no added nonsense and can be counted as 1 of your 5 a day. They’re available now in all leading supermarkets (and will most certainly be getting added to our weekly trolley! We love them!)
Disclaimer: For the purpose of this review we were provided with samples of the BEAR Claws to try out as well as the ingredients to make this delicious sorbet but all words (and monster creations) in this post are of course our own