I love cooking and baking. The kids have thankfully inherited my love of both of these things. We spend lots of time in the kitchen. They love to smell the spices, crack the eggs, mix the ingredients, etc. They also have an amazing love of food for two year olds! They are not picky eaters and they have a great appetite. It makes my job much easier!
I love sweets. However, I am one of “those” moms that feels kids shouldn't eat a lot of sugary foods so D, J & E rarely eat sweets, but every now and then they need to enjoy a special treat just like anyone should!
I also LOVE S’mores! Marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate… Yummy! This recipe from little bitty bakes caught my eye and I knew this would be a great snack time recipe that I would need to make with the kids. It involves no baking or cooking… just mixing! This recipe adds oatmeal which makes it sound healthy so I don’t feel as guilty giving it to the kids. It makes for a great snack and would be a perfect special treat to put in their lunch box. This version is slightly different from the original one I found and it reminds me a lot of a Quaker Oats Granola Bar my mom used to buy for us as kids.
This recipe is so easy and quick. The kids had so much fun getting involved in making this yummy snack and they gobbled them up! Enjoy! (Recipe follows below)
The ingredients: Graham crackers, oatmeal, mini chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, and marshmallow fluff
Crush graham cracker crumbs in Ziploc then pour into a large mixing bowl. (Great way for the kids to get involved).
Next, add in oatmeal, mini chocolate chips, and mini marshmallows.
Then, add the entire jar of marshmallow fluff to the bowl.
Mix with spoon or hands until all ingredients are mixed thoroughly.
Spray hands with cooking spray. Roll mixture into approximately 1” balls and place onto wax paper lined cookie sheet.
Oatmeal S’mores Bites
· 1 ¼ cup Graham Cracker Crumbs (we used 6 sheets and crushed them up ourselves)
· 2 cups uncooked Oatmeal (not quick cooking)
· ½ cup mini chocolate chips
· ½ cup mini marshmallows (or marshmallow bits would be great too!)
· 1 jar marshmallow fluff
· Cooking Spray
Crush graham cracker crumbs in Ziploc then pour into a large mixing bowl. Next, add in oatmeal, mini chocolate chips, and mini marshmallows. Stir ingredients together. Next, add the entire jar of marshmallow fluff to the bowl. Mix with spoon or hands until all ingredients are mixed thoroughly. Spray hands with cooking spray. Roll mixture into approximately 1” balls and place onto wax paper lined cookie sheet.
Makes about 26 1” balls. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for about 1 week.
|Emma enjoying her Oatmeal S'mores Bites!|