Tuesday, March 30, 2010

easy peanut butter cups

I love giving my children a sense of independence. I'm always on the look out for snacks they can prepare by all by their self. Even though my son is very comfortable cooking,  this little snacky dessert is our new go-to treat. It can be made elegant in a paper "cup" for tea parties. Mostly I'm just setting out the ingredients and letting them go to town. Any child old enough to wield a butter knife can try their hand at natural peanut butter cups. My five year old will tell you that this is "good and messy". A big thanks to my good friend Kathrin for another simple and marvelous idea that we're all gobbling up!

As you can see: 3 ingredients. Bananas. Peanut butter. Chocolate chips. Grain sweetened chips can be used if you're wanting to avoid sugar.Any nut butter will work.


Yummm!
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21 comments:

  1. nice snack idea! wondering if i have my carob chips in the cupboard!

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  2. Oh, yes I forgot about carob chips! Perfect.

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  3. this looks great. I wonder if my picky kids would eat this. one doesn't eat bananas, one doesn't eat sliced bananas, but will eat whole ones.

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  4. We will all love this, thanks for sharing it.

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  5. so simple, and so perfect! love it!

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  6. Juste un brin calorique !!!
    Anne

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  7. That's a brilliant snack idea. Good mix of protein & carbs. Peanut butter and apple is another good one :)

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  8. Yum! Not just good for kids but good for adults with hectic lifestyles too. Banana and peanut butter is the best combination!

    xo

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  9. what a perfect snack and so cute too! peanut butter is one of my all time favorites!

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  10. Similar to this http://tinyurl.com/yj43exu it's a banana peanut butter caterpillar I made with my girls using pretzels for legs and raisins for eyes.
    Amanda from txtwins.blogspot.com

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  11. Always looking for something my three year old might actually eat -- she'd be all over that chocolate chip garnish :-)

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  12. I love this! I showed my kids the photos and they begged to try it right away. So we did, with pretzels, too. And I blogged it, crediting you and linking to this post, of course.

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  13. You are creative in every avenue of life; it is so inspiring! You make the simplest things look and feel special.

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  14. also good frozen! I take bananas, put them on a popsicle stick, schmear them with peanut butter and roll in rice crispies or corn flakes - pop them in the freezer and you've got banana pops! my kids at school love them.

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  15. Cute...I'll have to try that. Maybe sunbutter would be good too!

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  16. Forget the kids. I want to eat that.

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  17. Thank you so much for the amazing snack idea! I always need new snacks for the kiddos. I bet this would be really wonderful with almond butter. Yum!

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  18. Oh this looks so nice! I love carob chips too!

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  19. love the new umbrella stamps. and loving those gorgeous journals! great idea (the chocolate chips on the bananas). my daughter eats them like that with the peanut butter but i newver thought to add the chocolate chip. will have to do that next time. :)

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