I have been meaning to post this recipe for peanut butter because it is so easy to make and a great activity for little ones.
While preparing for an afternoon playdate with one of Morgan's best friends, Alexandra, I stopped at our local Yes Organic Market and grabbed some peanuts (in the bulk section) so they could learn how to make their own peanut butter.
|Taking turns scooping peanuts|
Encouraging kids to start cooking at an early age is a crucial life skill that allows for family time and bonding while developing numerous skills including fine-motor, social, problem solving, math, creativity, nutrition, and cultural awareness.... to name a few :) FYI: That handy dandy adjustable kitchen stool that allows them to reach the counter is made by Little Partners.
|Processing the peanuts|
It only takes a couple of minutes in the processor to turn those peanuts into peanut butter. I prefer to add a little oil (coconut is my favorite) for a creamier texture.
|Eating the fruits of their labor|
Morgan and Alexandra couldn't wait to grab a box of Saltines and start making peanut butter cracker sandwiches.
|Packaging some up for Alexandra to take home|
Homemade peanut butter is a great gift idea and you can customize the flavor for each person. I can't wait to try making chocolate coconut or cinnamon raisin, flavors inspired from the girls of Wild Friends who were featured on my favorite TV show, Shark Tank. What's your favorite flavor?
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