Rainbow Pasta

Nerdy Nibbles is back and we’re celebrating Spring all month long! Even though it doesn’t quite feel very Spring-ish here in the south just yet. I love all things bright and rainbow so I decided to test out the rainbow spaghetti that’s making it’s way around the internet lately. Guess what? It’s SO easy! Plus, to go with our rainbow pasta, the kids and I made white chocolate dipped strawberries with rainbow sprinkles. YUM! These two recipes are super quick and easy and such a FUN way to celebrate Spring! Check them out!

I started with making the strawberries since the chocolate will need to harden. It’s pretty self explanatory and really easy, but I’ll run through what I did. All you need is clean strawberries, rainbow sprinkles, and white chocolate. You can use milk chocolate or dark chocolate, but I really wanted the rainbow sprinkles to be seen!

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Melt the chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl, according to the package instructions. Dip each strawberry into the chocolate and place on a sheet of wax paper. Immediately decorate with sprinkles while the chocolate is still soft. Repeat this process on all the strawberries!

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I love how the white chocolate hardens with the sprinkles to give a nice yummy crunch before you hit the juicy strawberry. These make GREAT desserts or after school snacks!

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While your strawberries set, go ahead and boil your spaghetti noodles. I used a 16 oz box, but this recipe is very easy to cut in half or even double to make a big batch! You’ll need food coloring of your choice (I used 4 different colors) and plastic storage bags to help mix the color and contain the mess. So easy!

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I placed the first bag in a bowl to make it easier to maneuver. Squirt a teaspoon or so of food coloring into the bag, add 1/4 of the cooked pasta, close the top and mix it up with your hands! If the pasta is too hot to handle, use an oven mitt. This is a great step for the kids to help with!

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So easy! Repeat the process with the other colorings. I quickly rinsed the colored pasta in a strainer just in case there was food dye that wasn’t absorbed. It’s not a necessary step, but my boys are already messy and they don’t need any added help in that department! Ha!

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This pasta is great for kids (like mine!) who love plain spaghetti noodles. A quick drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and the boys were in rainbow heaven! You could also make all green pasta for St. Patty’s Day!

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This is a great dinner to get the kids involved in and it was so easy to whip up! Why not have a little fun with your food?

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