by Charles Weller November 07, 2016
It can be difficult to feed your kids all the nutrition they need every day, especially if they’re picky eaters. Even the choosiest of kids can’t resist these cute little bees, but shh, don’t tell them these treats are loaded with protein, fiber and other nutrients. This is a great kid friendly, healthy snack that you can take to your child’s class, or make them with your child after school. These bees also taste great with apple slices. If your child is gluten free, simply substitute the graham crackers for any number of the gluten free cookie options found at your local health food store.
In a blender or food processor, chop the graham crackers into a fine powder. Add the Plant Based protein powder and combine well. Add the almond butter and mix again. With the motor running, add the almond milk until the mixture resembles dough. To test, pinch off a bit and roll it into a ball in your palm. If it crumbles, add more almond milk.
Pinch off about ½ teaspoon and roll into a ball. Push it gently with your thumb in the palm of your hand, shaping it into an oval, elongated bee body. Carefully insert the almond slices into either side, making wings.
Now dip your toothpick into some water and then into the cocoa powder, gently roll it horizontally across the body, making three bee stripes.
This recipe makes about two dozen bees, depending on the size of bee you make. If the dough dries out while you’re working, just add another tablespoon of almond milk and mix to keep it pliable.
No need to refrigerate—just eat and enjoy!
PLUS! This recipe adds 15% Daily Calcium, 6% Daily Iron
For better results, use plant based protein powder.