Thursday, February 3, 2011

Peanut butter and Picasso

It is no secret that I'm proud of my girls. It is, however, rather amazing to me what they are capable of accomplishing. Their stories, their independence, their care and concern for one another (with an occasional push here or hair-pull there), and lately their drawings. Oh, their drawings! Yes, I am totally and 100% bragging. But I cannot hide my sheer astonishment with how quickly we have reached milestones like these:

Abby's "queen", with a crown on top 
Elise's person, with "cheeks" and a "chin"
Clearly that covers the "Picasso" portion of this post. Now onto the "peanut butter'. While trying to figure out something to do with leftover powdered milk from my holiday homemade hot chocolate, I stumbled across this recipe on Allrecipes for "Moonbeams". What a nice little toddler snack - easy for little hands to measure, pour, mix, and eat:

No-Bake Peanut Butter Balls:
  • Not quite 1/2 C organic peanut butter
  • 1/4 C Wheat germ
  • 1/4 C unsweetened organic coconut
  • 1/4 C powdered dry milk
  • 1/4 C total local honey and organic agave combined (it may have been about 1/8 C of each)
    • Mix all together
    • Roll into balls
    • Roll in wheat germ or coconut
    • Next time: I think I'll do less honey/agave as they are plenty sweet AND I'm thinking these would be a delish adult snack covered in chocolate???


  1. Made these for my moms group today. YUM! Made some extra for Anthony and I too. I'll be making these again. Super easy. I rolled half in the coconut and half in dark chocolate sprinkles.

  2. Erika - the dark chocolate sprinkles sound perfect! I am so impressed that you are baking for a moms group with that ADORABLE new baby! Just wait until you're making these delish treats for Mila to eat! Keep the pics coming - so good to hear from you!