NO-BAKE PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE BALLS- RECIPE| The other day marked our final ‘Kids in the Kitchen’ class of the summer. I’ve been working to get the word out locally about this class, and it was exciting to see fresh faces among a FULL classroom while we created and devoured our healthy snacks!
One of my very favorite things happened at this class the other day: one of the children discovered a new love for a food she wouldn’t eat in the past. I’ll talk more about that in another post, because it happened with the other recipe we made that day. But it bears repeating that kids LOVE to surprise us! And sometimes they are easily surprised. Something about the snack we had enticed this child to try a food she had always refused in the past. It could have been the combinations of foods we had with it, or it could have been the presentation. Or it could have merely been due to ‘peer pressure’ of sorts – all the other kids in the class were eating it, so maybe it’s not so bad.
While I can’t be sure of the specific reason for her switch up, I am sure of this: there are precious few things that make me happier than when I get to witness a child enjoying a healthy food they thought they didn’t like before. And when it coincides with something I’ve made or served, to me it feels like a huge victory!
Alright, so that friendly reminder out of the way, let’s get to these no-bake cookies! These were the dessert for snack class, and they were an absolute HIT. These bite-sized treats pack a lot of protein and extra nutrients into an occasional sweet treat.
Moms who work out, these are great pre- or post-workout snacks to boost your protein and help your body with endurance/recovery too! Just remember they do contain quite a few calories so don’t overdo it!
If you like these, you’ll probably also love my ‘PMS-busting’ version! Get that recipe HERE.
*** Here’s MY FAVORITE superfood protein powder, which is perfect for boosting the nutrients in these little power-balls even more!