Rocks

by HEAB on November 16, 2012

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We have a new favorite knack around here…

Almond Butter Balls, AKA “Rocks”.

The first time I presented these to Summer, she pointed at them and said, Rocks.  However, since they came from the fridge and not the backyard, she took a small bite and then another and another, and now I make sure to keep a supply of rocks on hand at all times.  Summer loves these almond butter balls.  So, she’s happy, and I’m happy that we’ve found an easy-to-make snack she enjoys…also happy she hasn’t tried to eat a real rock.

The recipe couldn’t be easier and many thanks to Margie for the tip.  Margie told me that with her kids, it’s all about presentation and texture, and Margie, you are so right!  I kept making Summer various chunky granola bar type snacks, but she didn’t like them.  The almond butter balls are smooth and not chewy.  Perfect!

Ingredients

Honey, almond butter, and whole milk powder.

Directions

  • Stir together 1 cup almond butter (or smooth nut butter of choice) + 1 cup milk powder* + 1/2 cup honey.
  • Roll into balls.
  • Refrigerate.

*I found the whole milk powder at Target in the baking aisle.

Edited To Add: You may need to add a little more milk powder if your dough is too gooey.  Margie makes her version with 1 cup oats, 1 cup dried milk, 1/2 cup honey, & 1/2 cup nut butter.  I’m going to try this next time but pulse the oats into oat flour for a smoother texture.

Love little toddler hands…

Oh, and we also tried experimenting with toast presentation this week…

Yeah, that didn’t go over so well.  After eating the eyes, ears, and nose, she was all done. Oh well, more peanut butter for mom. :)