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Topic: Cute Bentos for my kids & How to color a (molded) hard boiled egg  (Read 6382 times)
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« on: October 18, 2010 05:18:17 PM »



Bento for my daughter.



Bento for my son.



I used a Q-tip and food coloring to color the Hello Kitty Egg.
Obviously I used an egg mold to make the egg into a Hello Kitty.


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The stitch container has ketchup for his octodog .

The recipe for the "powerball" is here  http://www.xobobox.com/lunchbox_ideas/healthy-kids-snack.html.

But I posted it below for easy access.

This “Powerball” recipe makes about 40 snack balls, and leftovers can be kept in the fridge or frozen with wax paper separating the layers.

  1.  Mix 1 cup peanut butter and 1 cup honey until smooth

  2.  Add 3 cups old-fashioned oats and 1/2 cup ground flaxseed

  3.  Add 1 cup chocolate chips and 1 cup nuts and dried fruit (any combintion of peanuts, sliced almonds, chopped walnuts, chopped pecans, raisins, dried cranberries, chopped dates, etc)

  4.  Roll into ping-pong sized balls and store in fridge or freezer


I used chopped raisins, mini choc chips & chopped almonds. They are SOOO YUMMY!


I read online to peel the egg while it is still warm, which was hard to do, but I kept dipping it in ice water as I peeled, that helped the shell come off more smoothly. Then after I smushed the egg in the mold I soaked the entire mold in ice water for 10 mins, then I just left it in the fridge overnight IN the mold. This morning I opened the mold and that is what it looked like. This was the 1st time mine turned out well. I think the longer it is cold in the mold (hee hee) the better it will look.
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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2010 05:36:05 PM »

Gah! That Hello Kitty egg mold is so adorable. I wish I had one. All I've got is a heart and a star...
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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2010 05:38:35 PM »

Adorable HK egg!  I keep wanting to get one of those molds, and then remember that I don't like hardboiled eggs... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2010 05:39:12 PM »

On the bento for your son, what is that round ball in the the little silcone container?  Care to share the recipe?
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« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2010 05:39:53 PM »

So cute! What's in the little Stitch container?
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« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2010 06:10:53 PM »

The stitch container has ketchup for his octodog .

The recipe for the "powerball" is here  http://www.xobobox.com/lunchbox_ideas/healthy-kids-snack.html.

But I posted it below for easy access.

This “Powerball” recipe makes about 40 snack balls, and leftovers can be kept in the fridge or frozen with wax paper separating the layers.

  1.  Mix 1 cup peanut butter and 1 cup honey until smooth

  2.  Add 3 cups old-fashioned oats and 1/2 cup ground flaxseed

  3.  Add 1 cup chocolate chips and 1 cup nuts and dried fruit (any combintion of peanuts, sliced almonds, chopped walnuts, chopped pecans, raisins, dried cranberries, chopped dates, etc)

  4.  Roll into ping-pong sized balls and store in fridge or freezer


I used chopped raisins, mini choc chips & chopped almonds. They are SOOO YUMMY!

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« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2010 06:44:19 PM »

I have the Hello Kitty egg mold as well, do you use any tricks to make it come out so well? Mine could be better. Ok... mine sucks. But yours looks great.
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« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2010 06:54:26 PM »

I read online to peel the egg while it is still warm, which was hard to do, but I kept dipping it in ice water as I peeled, that helped the shell come off more smoothly. Then after I smushed the egg in the mold I soaked the entire mold in ice water for 10 mins, then I just left it in the fridge overnight IN the mold. This morning I opened the mold and that is what it looked like. This was the 1st time mine turned out well. I think the longer it is cold in the mold (hee hee) the better it will look.  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2010 07:10:41 PM »

I just have one question: will you be my mom?  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2010 08:24:59 PM »

Gah! That Hello Kitty egg mold is so adorable. I wish I had one. All I've got is a heart and a star...

eBay, eBay, eBay!!!  I was looking at buying one myself, but I kept forgetting to.  >_<

could you be my mom too?  Cheesy  this is freaking adorable!  I love bento boxes.
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« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2010 05:22:12 AM »

Thanks for the recipe!  I thought it looked like oatmeal and chocolate chips.  Sorta like a granalo bar in a ball.  So, Im totally going to make some now!
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« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2010 01:11:05 PM »

Beautiful!  I'm so glad bento-making has made its way into Craftster!  Besides being good for you, its such an art form to make a beautiful bento!  I follow a few Bento blogs for inspiration, and now I can come here too!
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« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2010 01:16:07 PM »

I am a bento enabler...  My daughter asks for supplies for just about every occasion! 
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« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2010 02:18:54 PM »

The size of egg is important too. Mine were too small, I only got an image on half of my egg. Thank you for the coloring tips.
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« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2010 05:29:07 PM »

Oh my word. How cute the rhyme is!!! How cold is the mold?!?!! Thank you for your eggtastic advice!
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« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2010 07:44:57 AM »

Oh my GOODNESS theses are so cute!
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« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2010 10:58:18 AM »

Awesome! I am a huge fan of bento art. Unfortunately, I never have time for anything special when I use my bento box... I Just kind of throw the food in there, all willy-nilly, LOL. These look cute though, your kids must be thrilled Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2010 02:16:16 PM »

This is absolutely adorable! I bet all of the other kids at the lunch table were very envious of these wonderful treats.

My mom used to make me square hard boiled eggs when I was a kid. It was such fun!! 

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« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2010 02:00:45 PM »

your hello kitty has sent me on a mad search for an egg mold or 6 lol  Hopefully I can find some ebay!  My husband said he'd eat more eggs if they were shaped like stuff Roll Eyes Maybe it will work on the kids too. Smiley  Your lunch boxes are great btw, very super cute!
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Wow!  If that was my lunch I would eat every single bit of it every day!!!
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« Reply #20 on: November 11, 2010 03:18:35 PM »

We are moving back to the states in 3 weeks so this week was "Hunt Down More Egg Molds Week" I have successfully found cinnaroll (sanrio) to go with the hello kitty one (My daughter was beyond excited) and then I found a fish, a bunny, a bear and a truck. Still searching for more... Must get them all before we leave!! lol Grin
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The octodog is ingenius!
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« Reply #22 on: November 24, 2010 05:13:00 AM »

Wow! They are so cute, after seeing this even my child has no appetite she will going to eat it fully, because she loves hello kitty so much. I wish i have hello kitty molder too.
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« Reply #23 on: December 06, 2010 01:12:22 AM »

Awww. This is such a sweet bento. Makes me wish I had someone to make them for.lol. Just adorable.
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I love egg molds... and the HK one is so cute!
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« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2011 09:41:44 AM »

So now I think I'm a little obsessed with bento lunches for school. These are adorable!!
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