Dirt Balls

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This was my first recipe not just for Veronika, but with Veronika! Yes, even a 16 month old can help in the kitchen, given a simple enough task. In this case, I involved her hands-on during several steps, including crushing graham crackers in a zip-top bag with a rolling pin, rolling sticky balls of dough, and more.

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During steps that she couldn’t help with, I sat her in the high chair with a few ingredients to sample. She loved nibbling on graham crackers and putting raisins in and out of a snack-sized box!

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For the actual recipe, you’ll need the following:

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup vanilla-flavored vegan protein powder
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 cup crushed graham cracker crumbs
  1. In a large bowl, combine the peanut butter, agave, protein powder, and raisins. Note: If you do eat dairy, you could make this recipe with dry milk powder; however, I like that using protein powder adds an extra nutrient boost to each serving!
  2. Stir in the graham cracker crumbs until you have a workable “dough”; you may need to add a little more or a little less.Mud Balls (3)
  3. Roll the mixture into small balls. Serve immediately, or refrigerate until ready to eat.

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Note: If you want to make “Mud Balls” instead of “Dirt Ball”, you can roll these in a little cocoa powder.

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