Kids in the Kitchen – Scrumptious Toddler Friendly Chocolate Bliss Balls

Children should always be a part of the family cooking and food preparation process. It teaches them concepts that are literally life-saving and essential for survival. It also allows children to absorb and pick up skills in the most natural and relaxed environment.

They learn science and math when mixing ingredients and measuring portions, form healthy habits, develop their imagination and patience, and get accustomed to making and fixing mistakes. They also feel proud and their confidence soars when they can contribute and accomplish something meaningful with their own hands.

One of our favorite healthy treats is bliss balls. There are literally hundreds of variations of Bliss Ball recipes out there. Bliss balls are very easy to make for even the youngest chefs since they don’t require any baking. Children can create their own recipes and experiment with different flavors. They also enjoy making a ball out of dough and rolling coating them in coconut flakes, sugar, or sprinkles. The recipe can vary and adapt according to what you have currently stocked in your pantry. The most common ingredients are dried fruits, seeds and nuts, coconut oil, coconut flakes, and cocoa powder.

Another important factor is that bliss balls are toddler-friendly. You can boost nutrition value by adding a natural probiotic blend with whole foods into the mix and the picky eaters won’t even notice.

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One important thing – these bliss balls are seriously addictive. And I am not kidding. Allergies warning – this recipe contains gluten, dairy, nuts, eggs – you name it. If you are allergic to any of these ingredients  I suggest doing some research and finding recipes online that suit your preferences.

Why is this recipe toddler-friendly!? Because they are

  • easy to make even with young kids with minimum mess. 
  • very yummy! 
  • perfectly sized for little hands.
  • made to fit a single portion.

Toddlers will have a ball helping you to prepare them and it will only take about 20 minutes. There is no waiting for baking. These are also guaranteed to be a hit at birthday and special occasion parties. 

You will need: 

  • 250g of plain biscuits
  • 250g of cashews
  • 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 150g of butter
  • 1/3 cup of milk (more if you wish you make them a little bit moister)
  • goji berries, chia seeds to your taste (optional)
  • shredded coconut for coating

Cooking instructions:

Combine all dry ingredients in the food processor, and add butter and milk. Mix in the processor until the dough is ready. Invite your child to help you to roll small balls and coat them in coconut flakes. Place in the fridge for two hours.

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About Anastasia - Anastasia is an early childhood teacher and the founder of Montessori Nature - a blog about Montessori living and learning and nature-based explorations. With many years of experience working in a Montessori environment and homeschooling her children, she directed her passion for all things Montessori and nature into creating educational resources. You can learn more here and browse her printables on Teachers Pay Teachers.