Monday, June 14, 2010

Little Books for Little Cooks ~ Little Bee

Little Books for Little Cooks

  Peanut Butter Honey Bee Balls

peanut butter honeybee balls

These little bees are always a HUGE hit in our house ~ with or without the wings!

The Book Before You Cook…

Little Bee Finger Puppet Book

Little Bee: Finger Puppet Book by Chronicle Books

Summary: Cutest little board book that your little one can put his finger in and move the bee finger puppet.

When It’s Time to Cook…

You’ll Need:

  • 1 1/2 cups of quick oats
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter {you can also use 1/4 cup peanut butter and 1/4 cup almond butter}
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup flour {we used whole wheat}
  • 2 Tbsp ground flax seed
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp. coconut oil {or vegetable oil}
  • slivered almonds
    To Make:
    1. Combine the peanut butter and honey together.
    2. Mix in the oats, flour and ground flax seed until well mixed.
    3. Shape into balls and place on plate.
    4. Melt the chocolate chips and oil in the microwave for 1-2 minutes {do this in 15 second spurts}. Stir chocolate until smooth ~ when it drizzles well you are ready to use it!
    5. Drizzle chocolate over the balls to make stripes for your honeybees.
    6. Use two slivered almonds as wings for your bees.
    7. Chill in the refrigerator until firm.

    {Makes about 2 dozen}

    Alternative: We also make these without the chocolate stripes and roll them in coconut flakes instead ~ yummy!

    Hope you enjoy this cooking activity with your little one! To see more featured books and activities, click here!

    Little Books for Little Cooks is a bi-monthly feature that focuses on creating some edible fun with your little one.   We will share a fun book to read with your little one along with a cooking activity to do that ties in with the featured book. Sometimes there may be actual cooking involved…and sometimes just fun!



    Cindy said...

    So cute!!

    Nikki said...

    My girls would love making these! I don't have flaxseed though, I wonder if it's possible to leave it out??

    keri said...

    I just made these, came our great! I did add mini chocolate chips for eyes and a stinger (my 4yr old insisted they needed both!)