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Healthy no-bake home cookin’ with the kids



Make yummy no-bake treats with the kids

Have a blast with four kid-friendly, easy-to-make treats. Your kids with love them, and they will feel so proud when they present them as your next dessert. 

No Bake Energy Bites

These little balls of energy are easy to make and you can substitute the ingredients as long as you maintain the proper consistency to be able to roll the mixture into small one inch balls.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup oats (toast in oven or sauté pan if desired)
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup ground flax seeds (can substitute dried milk, nuts, sesame seeds, bran)
  • ½ cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 t. vanilla

Mix the ingredients and form into one inch balls. Freeze for one hour before serving.

Banana Pops

Little hands can make these.


Ingredients

  • Four bananas
  • 8 popsicle sticks
  • 1 ¼ cup melted chocolate chips
  • 1 T. coconut oil
  • Sprinkles
  • Whipped cream and cherries (optional)

Cut bananas in half and place on waxed paper on a baking sheet. Freeze for two hours.

Dip the bananas in the melted chocolate mixed with the coconut oil. Roll in sprinkles. Freeze for fifteen more minutes before serving. Add whipped cream and a cherry if desired.


Carrot Balls

Tasty, healthy and easy to make. Give them a try.


Ingredients

  • 3-4 carrots, shredded
  • ¾ cup nuts or seeds
  • 7 dried figs or ½ cup raisins
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • 1 t. cocoa powder

Save out half of the coconut. Mix all other ingredients in a food processor or blender. Form into balls and roll in coconut. Refrigerate at least two hours before serving. These freeze well.

Fruit and Cheese Kabobs

Simple and healthy. They taste great alone, but the dip adds some zip.


Ingredients

  • 2 cups strawberries, halved
  • 2 cups green grapes
  • 8 oz cubed cheese of your choice

Dip

  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 T. honey
  • ½ t. cinnamon

Alternate fruit and cheese cubes on wooden skewers. Refrigerate finished kebabs or serve immediately.



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