Create Kids Kitchen: Nutella No-Bake Bites

Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Starting this week our friend and recent arrival to Corpus Christi, chef and mom Mariam, owner of Create Kids Kitchen will share recipes and ideas for parents. Picky eaters are her specialty. Make sure to check out her Facebook page and Youtube channel! This week she makes Nutella No-Bake Bites:
This Nutella No-Bake Bites recipe is super simple to make and it’s gluten free!

It’s summer time and I hate baking during the day! Last week I had a lonesome ripe banana sitting in my fruit basket begging me not to toss it or turn it into another banana ice cream. So I opened my pantry and looked around, saw that it was time for a shopping trip, but did see some staples like oatmeal, peanut butter, honey, chia seeds, and mini chocolate chips, that I knew I could use to make a flavorful treat. 

I asked my two year-old if she wanted to help me make the snack, and she came running to help. So I let her smash up the banana, one of her favorite activities to do in the kitchen. We have a baby food smasher (brand: Annabel Karmel and you can also use a potato masher) we received as a gift from my mom. My daughter loves to use it in the kitchen and mash ingredients up for mommy, it makes her feel like a cooking superhero! After her powerful mashing, she was eager to stir in all the ingredients.  I witnessed as my counter filled with powder from the oatmeal and leftover chia seeds (cooking with your toddler sure is messy, but it also is a world of fun)! There would have been mini chocolate chips too, but my little hero made sure to eat them all up before they hit the counter. 

As we added all the ingredients I felt something was missing. We went to the pantry again, and I saw the Nutella I had purchased for my daughter’s play-date last week. This! This was the missing ingredient! We added it in with our other ingredients and we were ready for our next steps.
Now, I admit these bites won’t win the absolute most attractive or healthiest snack on the block award, since they do feature some of that delicious chocolate hazelnut spread that we all love.  But they are packed with other whole ingredients and they can literally be whipped up in minutes!

Recipe:
1 large ripe banana
1 ½ cups of oatmeal (we used gluten-free)
1 tsp of honey
⅓  cup of Nutella
⅓ cup of peanut butter (or almond butter, depends on preference)
¼ cup of mini chocolate chips
1 Tbsp of chai seeds

Directions:
In a medium to large mixing bowl, begin by smashing the banana. Once completely smashed, begin to add in your other ingredients. Mix well in bowl. Do this so that there is an even distribution, and each bite has all the rich flavors. 

Scoop into little balls with a melon baller scoop and keep in freezer for 15 to 20 minutes. Store in an airtight container with sheets of parchment paper in-between layers. But if you’ve got little hands running around I’m sure they wont last! Finally, and this is the most important step, have your little taste tester try them! Enjoy! ☺

Note: 
I used a large ripe banana so adjust your oatmeal by starting with 1 cup if you have a small banana. If the mixture is dry add more peanut butter or nutella. If it’s wet add more oatmeal.

--Mariam

Create Kids Kitchen strives to instill healthy eating habits in children along with the confidence to experiment with their own creations at home.
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