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.
- 1 Egg
- 1 Cup of Sugar
- 1 Cup of Peanut Butter (smoother texture) or chopped peanuts (chunky texture)
- Sugar for rolling
- Mix the ingredients together.
- Roll a spoon of the cookie dough into a ball and then into some sugar
- Repeat until no dough is left
- Place the balls on an ungreased cookie sheet, pressing them down with a fork
- Bake for 8 minutes at 350 degrees.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Mini Cakes:
This easy no-bake recipe is perfect for children and impressing guests
- 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
This recipe needs to be frozen overnight to turn into a cake-like texture.
- 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.
- Add peanut butter to the remaining cream and beat or whisk until smooth.
- Place a cookie on the tray, adding a spoonful of your peanut and cream mixture, smoothing it out a little on the cookie.
- Repeat until a five-tower cookie forms.
- 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.