8.25.2008

Peanut Butter Globe Gobs

I had been wanting to try edible play-doh with the kids and the simple recipe for Peanut Butter Globe Globs in The Toddler Cafe Cookbook got me excited enough to do it.

Rather than form balls I added a little water to make the dough a bit stickier and let the kids start eating and creating at the kitchen table. Between snacking and making snowmen and snakes we had a great time!

Peanut Butter Globe Globs
Makes 12 balls

1/4 cup creamy or chunky peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup nonfat dry milk
1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
1 cup crisp rice cereal or Cheerios, crushed (place in zip-top bag and crush with mallet or rolling pin)


Place all ingredients except 1/2 cup of the cereal in a bowl and mix. Form into 1-inch balls. Add the balls to the bag of remaining crushed cereal and shake and squeeze gently, coating them thoroughly.

Store in the refrigerator for about 5 days or in the freezer indefinitely.


*This was a fun and healthy snack+activity that we all enjoyed. I used "natural" peanut butter and it was plenty sweet. Next time around I might try using a bran/wheat flake-type cereal and toss in a little flax meal to make it even healthier. The recipe suggests combining cereals or rolling the balls in coconut, cocoa powder, crushed nuts, or sesame seeds to change things up a bit.

The Toddler Cafe: fast, healthy, and fun ways to feed even the pickiest eater is becoming a favorite in our house for kid-friendly foods that taste good and have us trying new things. The toddler truffles and treasure triangles are next on our list of recipes to try!

Jennifer Carden, the author, has a blog where she share recipes and fun food thoughts. There is a Watermelon Granita recipe on there that I can't wait to try out!

{This probably won't surprise anyone, but I thought I would offer this picture as a warning of what a 2-year old adds to the activity.}

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5 comments:

Jennifer H. said...

This looks like a lot of fun. I love that it feeds and entertains!

Anonymous said...

I love the mess shot! My floors always look like that with two little ones in the house!

Jennifer Carden said...

I love that people are doing fun creative things with
the book, that is why we wrote it!!
Thanks for being so creative!

Holly - tutus & turtles said...

You're welcome Jennifer! Thanks for writing such a great book.

Michelle said...

We love this book in our house, too! Some of our favorite recipes include Treasure Triangles and Knock Knock Gnocchi! Thanks for showing your kids in action - fantastic photos!