I found this recipe from my local newspaper this week. This snack recipe:
- It’s a healthy snack!
- In theory, kids should like it.
- It’s pretty easy to make.
- It has a great mix of grains, fruit, and nuts.
But, for some reason, I could not bring myself to try it. Nor could my 6 year old. You must know however, the only one that tried it, my 11 year old, loved it! In fact, he didn’t know what it was, and thought it tasted like the a chocolate/ peanut butter concoction.
I started with half of the recipe (due to the smallness of my food processor).. but I ended up only using HALF of the half.. (once again, due to the size of my food processor). So the final recipe went like this:
- 1 1/2 slices whole wheat bread.
- 1/3 cup all fruit jam
- 1/3 cup all natural nut butter
- Some pecans for rolling balls into
Placed all ingredients into a food processor, and processed until all blended and no peanut butter or jelly was visibly present.
Then scooped out small amount to roll into balls (this was super duper greasy!!)
Then, rolled balls in things like nuts or powdered sugar.
And, wa-la! Truffles! I’d be curious what your other kids think of this. Try it and let me know. Like I said, I wasn’t too hip on tasting it myself.
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