Fun No Bake Treats
Posted on August 08 2022
With another heat wave on the way it’s definitely too hot to put the oven on. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get creative in the kitchen with the kids. While baking always seems to be a preferred activity for kids there are many other treats you can make together that require no baking. We’ve found some great yummy options below. We hope you enjoy discovering these no bake treats. AND don’t forget that all MyTwirl dresses are machine washable, so it’s definitely ok to twirl while cooking – although a fun apron on top is always a good idea!
Nothing says summer like cute busy bees! Kids will love turning these healthy peanut butter balls into bumble bees almost as much as they love eating them!
- 1 cup natural crunchy peanut butter
- 50g of instant oats
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 cup instant milk powder
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
- 40 mini chocolate chips
- 40 sliced almonds
- 10 slivered almonds, broken in half
- In a large bowl, mix the peanut butter, oats, honey, and instant milk into a dough. Add a little more honey or peanut butter if it seems too dry.
- Use your hands to roll the dough into 20 slightly elongated balls (about 1 inch in diameter), and place them on a cookie sheet. Cover and refrigerate while you melt the chocolate.
- Melt the dark chocolate chips in a heat safe bowl on top of a pot with a couple inches of boiling water.
- Use a spatula to scoop the melted chocolate into a zip top plastic bag, squeezing the air our before you seal it. Then snip off a tiny corner from the bottom of the bag.
- Take the bees out of the fridge, uncover, and pipe three thin lines of chocolate on top of each bee.
- Press the points of two mini chocolate chips into each peanut butter ball for eyes.
- Carefully poke the pointy ends of two sliced almonds in between the middle and back strip of each peanut butter ball. These are the bees' wings.
- Gently poke the broken end of half a slivered almond into the back of each peanut butter ball for a stinger.
- For best texture, keep bees in a single layer in an airtight container in the fridge. But they can be safely left out up to a week.
Recipe from https://eatingrichly.com/healthy-peanut-butter-balls-bees/
Another great no bake treat is the perfect mix of healthy fun – APPLE DOUGHNUTS!
- 150g soft cheese
- 2 tsp honey
- 3 apples (use a crunchy eating variety)
- 3-4 tbsp almond or peanut butter(optional)
- coloured sprinkles , to decorate
- Mix the soft cheese with the honey and set aside. Peel the apples, then slice each through the core into five or six rings, about 1cm thick. Use an apple corer or small round biscuit cutter to stamp out a circle from the middle of each slice, removing the core and creating ‘doughnut’ shapes. Pat the slices dry using kitchen paper – they should be as dry as possible to help the toppings stick.
- Spread some nut butter over the slices, if using, then top with the sweetened soft cheese. Decorate with the sprinkles and serve.
Recipe from www.bbcgoodfood.com
And finally for those chocolate lovers we have Chocolate Cornflake Cakes!
- 50g butter
- 100g milk or dark chocolate, broken into chunks
- 3 tbsp golden syrup
- 100g cornflakes
- Weigh out the ingredients. Older children can do this by themselves with supervision and little ones can help to pour or spoon ingredients into the weighing scales. Put 50g butter, 100g milk or dark chocolate, broken into chunks and 3 tbsp golden syrup in a saucepan or microwavable bowl. Put 100g cornflakes in another large bowl.
- Melt the weighed butter, chocolate and golden syrup in the saucepan over a low heat or briefly in the microwave. Allow to cool a little before pouring over the cornflakes.
- Stir the ingredients together gently using a wooden spoon. Spoon the mixture into 12 cupcake cases arranged on a muffin tray (or baking sheet, if you don’t have one). Grown ups will need to do this for younger children or simply arrange on a tray and let the mess happen. Put in the fridge to set.
Recipe from www.bbcgoodfood.com