Jack’s Scooby snacks

I have done a lot of activity blog posts with Lily recently, but not with Jack. So today we put that right with Jack’s Scooby snacks. Jack never misses a trick, and wanted to know when he can make cakes for the website. Normal cakes won’t do for Jack, so he came up with the idea for Scooby snacks.

Jack’s Scooby snacks are basically just your normal chocolate cake, cut into the shape of a bone, and then the option of decorating with icing. So here is the simple recipe.

Ingredients

  • 75g plain flour (sifted)
  • 25g cocoa powder
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100g butter
  • 2eggs
  • Ready to roll icing
  • Writing Icing

Method

We used a shallow square tin to make the cake.

Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl, add the eggs in one at a time, whilst sitting in the flour and cocoa power. Gently fold the mixture together until it is ready to transfer to the tin. Bake at 180c for 25-30 minutes.

It’s as simple as that! Other than helping him weigh the ingredients out, Jack was perfectly capable of doing it all himself. Which for me is the important thing. Do really simple recipes that Jack and Lily can do without any help, when they have mastered them, try something a bit more complicated.

Making Jack’s scooby snacks


Once the cake has been baked and cooled, it is time to make the bone shapes. We have loads of shaped cake cutters, and I managed to find a bone shaped one. Which made things easy for Jack, if you don’t have one it’s not too difficult to cut a bone shape out by hand. Obviously depending on age and ability of the child, the adult may have to take over for that part.

Jack decided he wanted to leave some of the Scooby Snacks plain, and decorate some. He used ready to roll icing, and used the bone shaped cutter, to cut it to shape. As you can see from the photo below, Jack’s didn’t roll the icing out much. You might prefer to roll in a bit flatter! For the finishing touches Jack used some different coloured icing pens, to add a touch of colour.

Jack’s Scooby snacks
scooby snacks

Jack was very pleased with what he had made, and Lily was very impressed too. Which Jack was pleased with, though he tried to hide it I caught his smile at Lily’s praise.

They were a nice little treat, mine went down well with a nice cup of tea. Of course with them being Scooby Snacks Jack had to share them with his Snuggly’s (click here to find out about the Snuggly’s, if you don’t know who they are), they gave them the thumbs up too.

Jack & the snuggly’s enjoying their treat.

I’m in the baking groove now, so there will probably be more foodie posts to come, as it’s something we all enjoy doing. The big question though, would you have your Scooby Snack plain, or with the icing? Let us know in the comments below, thanks.

Dad Does Autism

My name is Adam. I live with my partner Natalie, and our 2 children Jack and Lily. Both children are autistic, it is now my mission to show what life around autism is like. Spread the awareness and gain the acceptance that autistic people deserve.

46 thoughts on “Jack’s Scooby snacks

  • June 11, 2020 at 2:12 pm
    Permalink

    Look very tasty Jack, maybe without the cocoa powder Mack would love one or two

    Reply
    • June 11, 2020 at 5:27 pm
      Permalink

      That’s it now, we will be making plain ones next 😂

      Reply
  • June 11, 2020 at 4:41 pm
    Permalink

    Awesome! Always wanted to try some Scooby snacks & now I can 😁

    Reply
    • June 11, 2020 at 5:28 pm
      Permalink

      Jack is shaggy, so that must make you scooby then? Process of elimination 🤣

      Reply
  • June 11, 2020 at 4:42 pm
    Permalink

    Aww these a so cute, what a great idea. You managed to make making cakes even more fun!

    Reply
    • June 11, 2020 at 5:28 pm
      Permalink

      Thank you, Jack certainly enjoyed himself making them, then I enjoyed myself eating them.

      Reply
  • June 11, 2020 at 8:26 pm
    Permalink

    What a great idea, those look brilliant. I’d probably end up having mine plain, as I’m not sure I could resist eating all the icing before it went on! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    Reply
    • June 11, 2020 at 11:47 pm
      Permalink

      Thank you. The icing was really nice, and I’m not a big fan of icing.

      Reply
  • June 11, 2020 at 9:27 pm
    Permalink

    Do the Scooby snacks taste as good as their legendary status suggest? Scooby dooby doo 🤣

    Reply
    • June 11, 2020 at 11:48 pm
      Permalink

      They certainly do 🤣

      Reply
  • June 11, 2020 at 9:49 pm
    Permalink

    I used to share all kinds of baked goods with my favorite snuggle fella, a teddy bear called Shaggy. I love that creative idea of cutting a cake into shapes and, since I love chocolate cake more then plain chocolate, I would definitely give these a go with a nice spread of icing. 🙂

    Reply
    • June 11, 2020 at 11:50 pm
      Permalink

      Great name for a teddy 😃 Jack had his creative juices flowing. I would never have thought of it.

      Reply
  • June 11, 2020 at 11:05 pm
    Permalink

    Ooo these look very tasty, I love the colourful icing, very funky.

    Reply
    • June 11, 2020 at 11:50 pm
      Permalink

      I love the rainbow looking one. The other two he went a bit mad. 😂

      Reply
  • June 12, 2020 at 11:23 am
    Permalink

    I’m some Scooby would be very happy with them 😀

    Reply
  • June 12, 2020 at 11:24 am
    Permalink

    Love the colours on the snack. I should try making scooby doo snacks myself too. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

    Reply
    • June 12, 2020 at 3:48 pm
      Permalink

      They are definitely colourful
      😃 thank you very much for your comment!

      Reply
    • June 12, 2020 at 3:49 pm
      Permalink

      Thank you, they are a great little treat, I’m sure you will enjoy them.

      Reply
  • June 12, 2020 at 11:42 am
    Permalink

    Look very tasty, would love to have one now, very simple to make as well. Glad you had a good time making them 😁

    Reply
    • June 12, 2020 at 3:50 pm
      Permalink

      Thank you buddy, they were nice, and baking is always fun 😊

      Reply
    • June 12, 2020 at 3:51 pm
      Permalink

      Thank you, yeah they were definitely sweet, even more so with the Icing

      Reply
  • June 12, 2020 at 3:23 pm
    Permalink

    These look delicious! I will need to try out Jacks Scooby Snacks ASAP! I would definitely be having them with icing!

    Reply
    • June 12, 2020 at 3:53 pm
      Permalink

      If you have a sweet tooth, you definitely want the icing, they are a bit small as well otherwise.

      Reply
  • June 12, 2020 at 4:02 pm
    Permalink

    Scooby snacks with icing – always assume when talking to me that everything should come with icing! Great idea and I hope it’s the first of many things to bring you closer together through baking 🙂

    Reply
    • June 12, 2020 at 5:36 pm
      Permalink

      Hah, I’m very particular when it comes to icing. I might be daring and try and get the kids baking together 😬

      Reply
  • June 12, 2020 at 4:33 pm
    Permalink

    The Scooby snacks look great. I wonder if I could make a keto version so it doesn’t give me a hypo

    Reply
    • June 12, 2020 at 5:37 pm
      Permalink

      Thank you, I have to be honest, I wouldn’t know how to go about making a keto version

      Reply
    • June 12, 2020 at 5:38 pm
      Permalink

      Thank you, they certainly were 😊

      Reply
  • June 12, 2020 at 5:29 pm
    Permalink

    Well done Jack! Those look tasty. I have a major sweet tooth. LOL. This looks like a fun activity.

    Reply
    • June 12, 2020 at 5:40 pm
      Permalink

      Thank you, I try to deny my sweet tooth, but fail when it comes to home baking 🤣

      Reply
  • June 12, 2020 at 7:35 pm
    Permalink

    I definitely want the colourful icing on mine. This is such a fun idea thank you for sharing 😊

    Reply
  • June 12, 2020 at 11:23 pm
    Permalink

    Definitely have to have the icing ones, the rainbow one looks extra cute

    Reply
    • June 13, 2020 at 4:44 pm
      Permalink

      It’s a fun and easy thing to do, should be good for your niece.

      Reply
  • June 13, 2020 at 10:58 am
    Permalink

    That’s such a cute idea! Sounds really tasty too!

    Reply
    • June 13, 2020 at 4:44 pm
      Permalink

      Thank you, it really is, and they were nice.

      Reply
  • June 13, 2020 at 12:27 pm
    Permalink

    Wow, these look amazing! The colourful icing is so cool. Thank you for sharing!

    Amber – The Unpredicted Page

    Reply
    • June 13, 2020 at 4:46 pm
      Permalink

      Thank you, the icing does look good, my kids have a tendency to go overboard, but it somehow works 😂

      Reply
    • June 13, 2020 at 4:47 pm
      Permalink

      Thank you for your comment, I’m glad you enjoyed the post.

      Reply
  • Pingback: Easy and Delicious Iced Chocolate Biscuits - Dad Does Autism

  • July 12, 2020 at 3:52 pm
    Permalink

    Scooby doooby doo 🤣😊

    Reply
  • Pingback: Top 20 easy bakes for kids - Dad Does Autism baking

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *