Sunday, April 22, 2018

National Jelly Bean Day - Fun Recipes, DIY Crafts for Kids to Celebrate + Giveaway


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To celebrate National Jelly Bean Day on Sunday, April 22nd, Mommy Blog Expert is sharing some fun things I've dreamed up to make with jelly beans not only today but any day year-round. Plus: Be sure not to miss details about the super sweet giveaway at the bottom of this post which also launched today. Thanks to Gimbal's Fine Candies, one lucky MBE follower will win a whole case of Gimbal's Jelly Beans in our latest exclusive sweepstakes giveaway! 

One thing these recipes and crafts have in common: they're all made with Gimbal's Fine Candies classic 41 Flavors of Jelly Beans candy, made with real fruit juice and no high fructose corn syrup. These candies are also certified kosher OU, gluten-free, peanut free, tree nut free, dairy free, soy free and egg free -- perfect for both adults and kids with special dietary restrictions. 

Joining the 41 Flavors variety is the brand's newest sweet confection: Gimbal's Sour Gourmet Jelly Beans, also great for crafting because the colors are so bright and vibrant.

Rainbow Jelly Bean Craft

This pretty edible craft not only is creative, it also teaches kids about counting, colors and sorting. After they're done playing and learning, your child can literally taste his or her masterpiece. MBE Jelly Bean Rainbow Activity

French Toast Jelly Bean Recipe

Speaking of eating jelly beans, why not brighten up a lazy Sunday morning family breakfast and surprise the kids with this idea? It's super easy to make and even more delicious. MBE Jelly Bean French Toast Recipe

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  1. OMG I didn't even know about a Jelly Bean Day! I love that french toast idea - so fun and colorful!

  2. The best part of all of this was the jellybean French toast. I must have that in my life.

  3. Jelly beans and French toast are two of my favorite things. I love that you combined the two :)

  4. Thanks a lot for making me need some jelly beans. It is a good thing I actually have some on hand to munch on!

  5. What a fun day! Love all the recipes and the rainbow picture!

  6. We are definitely going to celebrate National Jelly Bean Day. They are a popular snack in our house. I will have to try the jelly bean toast.

  7. I didn't know there was a jelly bean day. Jelly beans are so fun. I didn't know they came in so many flavors.

  8. The best part of all of the Jelly Bean Day is the jellybean French toast. A must try!

  9. These are really great ideas to celebrate Jelly Bean Day! I am sure my kids will love these!

  10. Well now this looks delicious! I am going to have to make it myself one day!

  11. How fun! I like how it would teach counting, colors and even flavors! hat French toast is so neat and colorful!

    ellen beck
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