No-Cook Treat: Date and Walnut Balls
How we did it:
- walnuts, shelled (1 cup)
- dates, pitted (1 cup)
First, measure out a cup each of walnuts and dates.My daughter and I have been taking a lot about measurements as we cook. This recipe was a good chance for her to get in some more hands-on practice.
Next, with adult supervision, let your child toss all ingredients into a blender or food processor. Emma took her time while sneaking bites of each and telling me how sticky the dates felt. We talked a lot about dates since this was a new food we haven't used much. Emma was interested in where and how they grow. (I needed some help from Google on that one!)
Once everything is in the blender, it's your turn to take over for a minute. Get the walnuts and dates processed down to a paste-like texture.
Use a spatula to get the mix out of the blender and let those little clean hands get to work on rolling the mix into balls. Easy-peasy, right? If you have any treats left after your little ones have been eating and rolling, the balls can be stored in the refrigerator. Enjoy!