Cookbook Review: Honest Pretzels

Honest Pretzels is a cookbook geared towards children ages 8 and up.  For the most part kids should be able to take the recipes and complete them with little or on help. I picked up the book at the library for my son (who is 7), but he wasn’t interested. So I started looking through it and saw lots of recipes that I wanted to try. I love that it’s set-up with kids in mind so the step-by-step instructions are pretty easy to follow! And the recipes I have tried so far have been tasty. All recipes in the book include step-by-step hand drawn illustrations by Mollie.

My favorite recipe that I tried so far were the peanut butter doo-dads. So simple and so tasty. I kept mine stored in the freezer because I liked them cold, but they didn’t last 24 hours around here! See below.

Recipes tried so far: Your favorite yogurt pancakes, cinnamon waffles, peanut butter doo-dads, torn tortilla casserole, and maple yogurt fruit dip.

Pros: Great book to help your kids be more independent in the kitchen and also for adults who may be new to cooking or looking for simple recipes to boost your repertoire.

Cons: No actual photographs, which are a must for some, but I didn’t really miss in this case.

Peanut Butter Doo-Dads

1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1/3cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup cereal, such as toasted oats or puffed rice

1. In frying pan over medium heat, stir peanut butter with wooden spoon for about 1 minute, or until very soft. Take pan off stove and put on cutting board or kitchen towel. Dump in chocolate chips. Stir until soft and a little melted.

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