If you’re looking for a fun-but-healthy kitchen activity to do with kids on Valentines Day this year, here are two fun and easy ideas. They make excellent after-school snacks or treats to eat yourself or share!
Energy Ball Bears
Mix up your favorite energy ball recipe, and add eyes with mini chocolate chips, almond ears, and a nose made of a cinnamon candy or heart-shaped sprinkle.
Valentines Apple Nachos
This recipe is inspired by a recipe I saw by the Medical Medium.
Cut off the sides of an apple and cut heart shapes out of it, to add a Valentines flair.
A very easy all-fruit treat that is very fun to make and eat!
- 6-8 large medjool dates (or 12 deglet noor dates)
- 1/2 cup canned coconut milk
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 apples (I like to use 2-4 different varieties and colors)
- 1/4 cup peanut butter or almond butter
- shredded coconut
- chopped nuts
- dried cranberries
- mini chocolate chips
Blend all the carmel sauce ingredients together until very smooth.
Arrange apples slices on a plate. Slightly melt nut butter in the microwave for 30 seconds, if needed to be pourable. It's best to not use the bottom of a jar of natural nut butter, as it's usually stiff.
Drizzle carmel sauce and then peanut or almond butter over the apples. Sprinkle with desired toppings--coconut, chopped nuts, chocolate chips, etc.
Try not to eat the whole plate by yourself! Or, do!
If dates are hard, soak in hot water for 10 minutes first. Drain before blending.
Looking for more healthy and fun treats? Find more, here!