Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Toddler Snack Idea: Wonderballs

These are a family favorite here in our house. We make them at least twice a month. The beautiful thing about Wonderballs is that they are fun to make with kids, healthy and they taste like glorified cookie dough!

Here is what you need:
One Cup Peanut Butter
One Cup Honey
1/2 Cup Milled Flax Seed (Fiber!!!)
1/4 Cup chopped nuts (This is optional, but we like to add them. We use Almonds)
1/2 Cup of dried fruit (Our favorite is raisins and cranberries)
1/2 Cup of chocolate chips (we like using dark)
2 Cups of Uncooked Oatmeal

1. Now, in a big bowl add your peanut butter and honey together. Stir!!!!

2. Add in your 2 Cups of Oatmeal and stir!!!
3. Add in your Flax Seed too!

4. Add in your chocolate, chopped nuts, and dried fruit. Stir!!!

Now, you will have a big sticky blob of goodness. Using a spoon or your hands go ahead and make cookie dough balls out of them. Next, put them into tupperware. I stack them and use wax paper in between. Place them in your freezer. As they freeze they will lose most of their sticky-ness. We like to keep them in our freezer and pull them out one by one as snacks. You can also refrigerate them for a softer wonderball.

My toddler and 1 1/2 year old (and me too!) LOVE wonderballs! We have some in our freezer right now, they will continue to be a staple- with flax seed, dried cranberries, raisins and of course some yummy chocolate, peanut butter and honey- they are a healthy treat in moderation and so easy to pull out of the freezer!

Please note that they do contain honey and peanut butter and should not be given to children under the age of 1.

1 comment:

The Conder Family said...

I'm excited to try this one... Thanks!