Kids Cooking Lesson: Peanut Butter Balls

Since we’re all spending more time at home as families, now is a good time to teach your kids some basic household skills—like cooking and preparing snacks.

Today I am excited to bring you another post in the kids cooking series that my daughter and I are doing. We made one of our FAVORITE recipes and have another printable visual recipe for you, too! This time we made peanut butter balls. These are made nearly every week in our house. They are the perfect afternoon snack for kids or grownups because they are packed with good-for-you ingredients. Plus, get into the Back to School spirit with the fun BTS Sparkle Paper Towel print from Dollar General!
We love cooking in our house and my kids are all eager to learn to make many of our favorite recipes. I love it when they know how to cook, but let’s face it, kids are definitely not the cleanest cooks in the kitchen. We are working on cleaning up skills, and paper towels are my favorite tool.

I stopped by Dollar General to stock up on their paper goods. They have great deals on Sparkle Paper Towels (they have the cutest prints on their paper towels). You can stock up on the BTS Sparkle 3 Huge Roll paper towels in-store by location category “BTS Set,” or purchase online.

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    Want your kids to learn some fun basic recipes? Let them watch this video and use the visual recipe to make their own peanut butter balls! My daughter & her cousin have so much fun making this recipe.

    Using the visual recipe, it is easy enough for young kids to follow along and create their own delicious foods! See our previous Visual Recipe for German Pancakes.


    Ingredients needed for this recipe:

    • BTS Sparkle Paper Towels
    • 3 c. Oats
    • 1 c. Peanut butter (we use creamy, but chunky works fine, too!
    • 1/2 c. Ground flax seeds
    • 1 tsp. Vanilla
    • 1 Tbsp Cocoa powder
    • 3/4 c. Honey
    • 1 c. Chocolate Chips
    Start by mixing the dry ingredients: oats, flax seed, and cocoa powder. Add in the peanut butter, honey and vanilla and mix well. It will be a very thick dough. Last add in the chocolate chips. Roll into balls about 1 1/2 inches to 2 inches in size.

    That’s it! They are tasty, and everyone loves them!

    Grab the printable visual recipe in my subscriber library.

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    *Article originally appeared on Better Homes and Gardens 

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