“Hidden Sins” Cupcakes (a tasty object lesson)


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Here is a great and tasty object lesson about sin you can do with your children. It is one of the projects found in our Character Concepts for Preschoolers Mom’s Guide. I found this recipe/idea years ago from an old Bible cookbook for kids that had different Bible lessons with recipes to go along with them.

This one become a favorite. In fact, when our youngest child, Kasey, was a little girl, she began calling sweets ‘sin’ and asking for some ‘sin’ for dessert! That always brought some laughter!

Just last week when I had 4 of the grand kids over for a couple of days, I brought out this recipe to make with them. They wondered what in the world we were doing when Kasey and I suggested making “hidden sins” for dessert!  🙂

The recipe starts with a brownie mix. You fill cupcake tins halfway, place a mini peanut cup in each cupcake and top with batter. It showed how we can hide our sin and no one can tell. When you bite into the cupcake, you see the hidden peanut butter cup.

Object Lesson about Sin

The story comes from Joshua 7:1-12, 19-26 – The Sin of Achan in Scripture.

When you eat them, show your child how “sin”, represented by the peanut butter cup, “hides” in our lives, but it is there regardless of the outward appearance.  This is why we need God’s cleansing of our sin when we repent.

Here’s how to make them:

  • 1 brownie mix
  • 12 mini peanut butter cups

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions. Grease cupcake tins and add batter to fill halfway. Press peanut butter cup down into batter and fill with remainder of brownie mix to 3/4 way full.  Bake 20-25 minutes. Makes 10 cupcakes

Find this recipe/lesson in Character Concepts for Preschooler’s Mom’s Guide and in the Character Concepts for Preschoolers Curriculum Basic or Complete Pack.

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Marilyn is wife to Rick, Mom to 14 children, Nana to 22 grandchildren (and counting!) and homeschooler for 37 years. She and her husband own Character Concepts which they started for the purpose of helping others raise children with a strong, godly character and Biblical worldview.They have developed character curriculum from preschool through high school, based on what they found worked when teaching their own 14 children over the years. Her passion is to help young moms raise kids of character and enjoy the journey!

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