First ... here's my disclaimer - I can take absolutely NO credit for this idea. Outside our window this morning is the first significant snow of the winter (unusual for here in Connecticut). So, my 6 year old bounces down the stairs with big plans of what she'll do outside later today. And then, it hits her ... "Hey, maybe Daddy can make me a snowman pancake with chocolate chips. He can make one big circle and then a smaller one and smaller one!". (Notice how she said "Daddy" would make the pancakes ... that is his usual Saturday morning job. What a good girl!).
So after Daddy braves the snow to go out and buy pancake mix ("what a good Daddy") - he sets out to make these. Putting the chocolate chips on before he flips them ... it looks like this:
After it flips, it didn't look quite as snowman-ish (hence, he wouldn't let me take a picture). So now, I try to get into the act and suggest we put on chips afterwards ... so here's my attempt at a snowman face:
I used some red food coloring gel for the nose - it was all we had available. Other alternatives to decorate the snowman would be to use M&Ms, raisins, blueberries and maybe cut a strawberry or small orange slice for the nose!
Any other suggestions on what could be used instead that would taste good with the pancake?
No matter ... before we could come up with other topping choices, the pancakes were gone!!