August 31, 2014

Busy Bees

Busy Bees

I love when the kids want to help and get creative with some cooking.  This recipe is great to pull out when the kids are eager to get their hands dirty.  It doesn’t require baking and only uses one mixing bowl for a super fast clean up.  I base these on a recipe by Annabel Karmel and make them for a quick and tasty at-home snack (they contain nuts and cannot be taken to our school).  As they are filled with protein, they fill little tummies and keep them feeling full for a long time.


Ingredients (Makes approx 10 bees)

4 tablespoons of smooth, natural peanut butter

1 tablespoon of honey

2 tablespoons of milk powder

1 tablespoon of sesame seeds

1 crushed weetbix


1 tablespoon of cacao or cocoa

Flaked almonds

And now the fun part…

1.  Mix all of the ingredients together.  This can be easily done by hand with no electric mixer or processors required.

2.  Form teaspoons of the mixture into an oval-type shape and place on a plate.

3.  Coat a toothpick in cacao and press along the little bee bodies, making a dent and leaving some colour behind for the stripes.  I use the pick that comes with our alphabet food cutters as it has a large rounded end that I can dip in the cacao to form eyes.  You could use small pieces of sultanas or small choc ships for eyes as well.

4.  Press a flaked almond into each side of the bee to form wings.

These delicious little bees can be stored in the fridge for several days.  The mixture can be easily made into small balls instead of bees for an even faster snack.



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