Working with kids in the kitchen is not as hard as it may seem, it just requires patience. The other key is a simple recipe that works for the attention span of your kids. Lately, my children have been fascinated with baking. Who doesn’t love a sweet treat for your efforts?
My kids love to get involved in recipes and recipe development. Sharing a stool, they stand next to the counter top and eagerly await the ingredients and steps to make a treat. Mr J happily chops things with his doggy knife, stirs, and breaks eggs with ease. Miss P not to be outdone is learning the ways of the kitchen, and is glad to lick a spoon, or get her hands (or face) into any mixture.
This Rainbow Peanut Butter Snack Bite recipe we recently developed is a great fit with preschoolers and toddlers who have short attention spans. It’s a no-bake recipe, and includes just 5 ingredients. With a little supervision, my kids did every step of this recipe themselves.
From measuring, to tasting their Kraft Peanut Butter to ensure its deliciousness, to photographing their creation (just like Mommy, I’m told), rolling the balls in sprinkles, and of course, eating it for dessert!
While we were making the Kraft Peanut Butter Bites, the inevitable who gets the stirring spoon to lick conversation broke out. Quickly, I grabbed another teaspoon, dipped it too in peanut butter and handed it off. It occurred to me later, my mom certainly had this problem while baking with us growing up too. With four kids and only 2 beaters, getting a coveted beater to lick was the highlight of any recipe we made together.
The other favourite part was adding their favourite treats – chocolate chips and sprinkles. After both kids rolled the balls around in their hands (some more round than others), we rolled them around in the sprinkles on a dinner plate. Of course, the sprinkles stuck to their hands to their absolute delight.
Rainbow Peanut Butter Snack Bites
- 1 cup oat large flaked rolled oats I use certified gluten-free oats
- ½ cup Kraft Smooth & Light Peanut Butter
- ¼ cup honey
- ½ cup mini chocolate chips
- ½ cup sprinkles
Measure oats, peanut butter, and honey into a medium bowl.
Mix together all ingredients using a wooden spoon.
Add in chocolate chips and stir again.
Roll into 20 (1-inch) balls, using about 2 Tbsp. for each.
Put sprinkles on a small sandwich plate and roll each ball in the mixture.
Chill for 20 to 30 min in the fridge before eating.
Don't forget to taste the ingredients to ensure they are of the highest quality out of their respective containers!
The serving size is 2 bites per person. You can eat them plain, or add a little fruit design for fun!
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a passionate recreation coordinator by day, crazy farm mama of two by night. i live outdoors: growing my own food, camping and hiking with my border collie with two active kids in tow. when I’m not writing, I’m experimenting with recipes, and crafts – or anything else that might keep the monkeys entertained.