Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Edible Mars Rock

Curiosity landing on Mars has caused lots of conversation in our house, from 'Can we go there too?', to 'Is it like going on the bus, is it a long way away?'

The Papa is very into science so was pleased the Fairy was taking an interested in something scientific. The pictures of Mars reminded me a bit of honeycomb we used to make and eat as kids (I know they are not identical but it doesn't take much to remind me of food!)

So we decided to make some. As this recipe requires lots of heat this is more of a recipe for making for kids rather than with kids (children and boiling hot sugar = bad combination). I used this recipe. Having said this recipe is suitable for kids you may not want to make it if you don't like your children having lots of sugar (but I like it and figure treats are OK in moderation!)

the finished result

For more Curiosity themed fun check out Taming the Goblin's post


  1. Oooh super cool! An edible Space Craft! Brilliant.

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


  2. mmmmm! did you know Curiosity has lasers on its head. How cool is that!

    1. Tis very cool indeed- I wouldn't mind some lasers on mine! I just love Curiosity's landing sequence - who doesn't love a bit of sky crane and retro boosters

  3. I love it when science is tasty as well as educational

    Thanks for linking to the Sunday showcase.

  4. Ohhh very cool! We made this on Science Sparks, but yours looks better. Thanks for linking up. xx

  5. Thanks for linking up to Friday Finds this week. Fun cooking idea. My little guy is looking at the screen and I have a feeling we might be cooking today!

  6. Ohhh, I was just thinking about Honeycomb the other day! I used to make it with my brothers all the time, and have been wanting to try it with Dino Boy - so thanks for the recipe! And you are right, there is something like Mars about it ;-) Thanks for sharing on Happy lil ❤'s are baking


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