For this week’s post, I had it all planned. I was going to do a healthy version of those cute cake balls that you see everywhere. I even ran out and bought one of those cake ball machines (on sale and with a coupon, of course)! My brilliant idea was peanut butter balls filled with organic strawberry jelly. Sounded good, easy, and a fun snack that the boys would love!
I came home with my handy, dandy cake ball machine and went right to work! I whipped up a recipe for a healthy peanut butter cake, put it in my little maker and waited the 5 min. Popped them out, filled them with my healthy, organic strawberry jelly and then put them out for the critics (being my husband and 4 boys). Well let’s just say, they didn’t go over well! My husband made a choking sound when he took a bite. When I asked him, “Are they really that bad?” His answer was, “Well, I wouldn’t be going back for a second sample if we were at Costco.” My three year old took a bite, then threw it (which he isn’t allowed to do… no food throwing in my house) and then guess what???? The dog wouldn’t even it! I grabbed one, thinking, “They really can’t be that bad”, took a bite and they weren’t exaggerating! They were awful!!! When my husband asked what they were made of I told him, “Whole wheat flour, honey and peanut butter.” He said, “Did you really expect them to be good?” Hmmm….
As I sat there feeling a little disappointed at my latest creation, my oldest son came in. He was so sad. He had been excited to spend the weekend with his dad. Unfortunately, my ex-husband wasn’t able to pick him up and I had one little, sad boy on my hands. I hate when my kids are hurt and I can’t fix it!!! Don’t you? But then, I had a plan!!! His favorite chocolates are Scotchmallows from See’s Candy. So I decided to make him my version of those!
1 bag of large Marshmallows
1 bag of Chocolate Chips (you can use any flavor)
1 bag of Kraft Caramels
Lollipop or Popsicle Sticks
1. Cut the marshmallows in half.
2. Cut the caramels in half and then press them so they are thin and flat.
3. Layer the caramel, marshmallow and then the caramel again.
4. Melt the chocolate chips and dip the layered caramel/marshmallow/caramel.
5. Allow them to cool on wax paper.
6. Once they are cool, re-dip them into the chocolate.
7. Add a lollipop stick to them.
8. Before they cool, you can roll them in crushed graham crackers (this was our favorite) or crushed peanuts.
They were a hit! My hubby said, “Now, these are good!”
By the way, I did end up making the kids something healthy. I had leftover chocolate, so I cut bananas in chunks and dipped them in the chocolate and added a stick! :-) I know, I know, maybe NOT THAT HEALTHY…. but some days, you need to break the rules!!
Thanks Mandy for having me!
Hope everyone has a great week.
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