What would an occasion be without a little chocolatey treat? Whether it is Valentines Day, Easter, Christmas or your birthday, there’s nothing nicer than a little bit of chocolate – and if you’re a fan of peanut butter, then this recipe is right down your street.
I love that this recipe is perfect for kids. Once you have heated some of the ingredients for them, you can let them take if from there. Be prepared for a mess, but also lots and lots of fun!
I have used almond milk in this recipe for those with dairy allergies. I also used Flahavans oats as they are a staple here at Hunters Lodge.
It’s a while since my own children were little, so for this recipe, I asked Ruth (my baby -ok, so she has just turned 15) and her friend Laura to take photos to accompany the recipe. I truly believe that no matter their age, encouraging children to use their creativity and imagination is vital. With the help of some props, their DSLR cameras and a LOT of giggling interspersed with what sounded like serious discussion, I present to you their work!
30ml almond milk
2tbsp coconut oil
16g cocoa powder
100g peanut butter
½ tsp vanilla extract
Store in the fridge in a sealed container for up to one week.
I have made these using more coconut oil, and cocoa powder, but I think the measurements above are a good balance between healthy oaty cookies and a delicious chocolatey treat. And they’re not just for kids either!
I hope you have lots of fun making them.
PS: Huge thanks to Ruth and Laura for their photographs!