Thursday, August 27, 2009

Kids in The Kitchen- No bake No cook Chocolate Balls

We are back in full swing this week, using our kitchen up a storm! Lu has been in there with me excpetionally much, I think shes starting to miss me at school so she wants to be with me at all times when shes home. This week I literally used what I had in the pantry and nothing more, I didn't plan a KITK post like I normally do, and go shopping for the ingredients, we had been making so many things together weather it be dinner, dessert, or for a gathering ... I knew for sure I would have something to post. These cookies came about when AGAIN my little Lu was begging for dessert and I had NOTHING to give her (except fruit, but that doesn't really work anymore) I remembered a few weeks back about the No Bake cookies my friend Christina posted on a Kids in The Kitchen post (bc lets just face it I was tired and didn't wanna get into technical dessert making that night, and those cookies she made seemed so simple and yummy) so I looked up the recipe, and Joshy insisted that his family used to make something LIKE those, but I had to continue my search for the cookies he was speaking of, bc not only are they no bake, they are no cook .. you don't use pot, pans, no heating nothing. I finally found something ALMOST with ALL simularities that we all agreed on making, and for such a SIMPLE dessert they were fantastic.
Here's all the good info: You'll need 2 Cups Rolled Oats
3 tbsp unsweetened coco powder, 3/4 cup sugar ... Mix those ingredients together and then add
1 tbsp water, 1/2 tbsp vanilla, 1/2 cup butter, 2 tbsp pnut butter
With clean hand mix all ingredients together *this was Lu's favorite part, if you look at later pictures she has chocolate on her face from licking, and when I say clean hands, I had Lu washed hers but with constant licking I don't think that qulifies, good thing I am not a germ-o-phob!
After mixing everything together, you will need to form into small balls (we did not refridgerate the dough bc the recipe DID NOT call for it, however in the future I will stick it in the fridge for a couple mins, just bc the dough was really sticky!) After forming balls roll chocolate balls into powdered sugar ...
and you will come out with these beauties! They were truly yummy, we will make them again. They are also so SIMPLE ... Lu almost did EVERYTHING by herself, which is my goal that ultimatley she's comfortable enough in the kitchen to make something simple like this.
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I found this recipe here


  1. Those sound good. I'll have to try that recipe.

  2. I have a few of these no bake cookies that I need to have the kids try. They do look good!

  3. Oh wow, those look good. I have a real weakness for peanut butter... Yummm!! Love that Lu could make these almost entirely by herself. Way to go!

  4. Mmm...these look tasty! I wonder if my daughter would enjoy the mashing up part using her hands. I'm not sure if she would? My first time joining in...too fun!