It's fun to make those childhood favorites that bring back lots of memories :) It's one of those recipes I am sure to find in any ward or neighborhood cookbook, because everyone loves them and reminds them of years past. Enjoy!
1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup butter 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter 3 cups quick-cooking oats 1 teaspoon vanilla extract In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, milk, butter, and cocoa. Bring to a full boil, and cook for 1 1/2 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in peanut butter, oats, and vanilla. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto wax paper. Let cool until hardened.
Jello Pudding Pops
1 pkg instant pudding
1 1/2c milk
2c cool whip
Dissolve pudding in milk, whip in cool whip. Spoon into 3 oz dixie cups and insert popsicle stick. Freeze.
And lastly, a yummy treat that you can somewhat feel good about feeding your kids. These little chocolate banana bites are wonderful, and a great alternative to ice cream for a quick dessert instead of ice cream. The problem is I could sit and eat a whole bowl-ful, so beware!
Chocolate Covered Banana Bites
chocolate covered candy coating/chocolate bark (I used about 1/2 a package)
Slice bananas about 1/2-3/4 inch thick. Put a dollop of peanut butter on each slice of banana. Lay out a sheet of wax paper on small cookie sheet. Place candy coating in a microwave safe bowl and heat in 30 second intervals until chocolate is smooth. Holding a fork, place banana slice on top and use a spoon to coat banana. Shake off excess chocolate. Place on wax paper and freeze for 3-5 hours.
Here are some more fun ideas for some sweet treats for your kids, try some! You'll be the coolest mom on the block by making some of these fun recipes :)
Diana's Desserts (tips on cooking with kids)
Livestrong (treats good for kids with peanut allergies)
What kind of treats do you like to make with your kids?