September 13 -National Kids Take Over The Kitchen And Peanut Day!

September 13th allows for some relaxation at dinner time – with Kids Take Over The Kitchen Day allow your kids to do the cooking. Or get them to make a yummy peanut dessert to celebrate both events – as long as there are no allergies. Younger children may require adult assistance or supervision.

Allow your children to go nuts with these easy-to-follow recipes:

Peanut Butter Cookies:

Just 3 ingredients and no flour, this easy recipe is done in 28 minutes – with 20 minutes prep and 8 minutes cooking time.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Cup of Sugar
  • 1 Cup of Peanut Butter (smoother texture) or chopped peanuts (chunky texture)
  • Sugar for rolling

Method:

  1. Mix the ingredients together.
  2. Roll a spoon of the cookie dough into a ball and then into some sugar
  3. Repeat until no dough is left
  4. Place the balls on an ungreased cookie sheet, pressing them down with a fork
  5. Bake for 8 minutes at 350 degrees.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Mini Cakes:

This easy no-bake recipe is perfect for children and impressing guests

Ingredients:

  • Creamy Peanut Butter – two tablespoons
  • Whipping Cream – one cup
  • Chocolate Wafers – one box
  • Powdered Sugar – two tablespoons
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups – Chopped for topping

Method:

This recipe needs to be frozen overnight to turn into a cake-like texture.

  1. Beat the cream and sugar until stiffened, about 2-3 minutes.  Save about 3/4 cup whipping cream to place in a covered dish in the refrigerator.
  2. Add peanut butter to the remaining cream and beat or whisk until smooth.
  3. Place a cookie on the tray, adding a spoonful of your peanut and cream mixture, smoothing it out a little on the cookie.
  4. Repeat until a five-tower cookie forms.
  5. Place your cookies into the refrigerator overnight and when ready to serve, top with the remaining cream and chopped peanut butter cookie.

Find more kid-friendly recipes at Mess For Less.

Nutty Facts About Peanuts:

  • Peanuts are actually legumes and not nuts – they grow underground and not on trees
  • Nicknamed “ground nuts” or “ground peas” due to that fact
  • 540 peanuts are used to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter!
  • There’s a fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth – called Arachibutyrophobia
  • Amino acids used in peanuts are required for growth and development and they’re packed with this healthy protein as well as other vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants
  • Peanuts can save lives too – given to children suffering from malnutrition in developing countries with a peanut butter paste from Plumpy’Nut ©

Go and spread some fun tonight with your kids and peanuts – if you can tell the difference between those nuts and healthy snacks.


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