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Snow on the Mountain
I’ve been cooking with my son and teaching him some basics for years, and somewhere along the lines he picked up/made up this recipe. He loves to make it sometimes for breakfast, it would also be great in a packed lunch. I like to assume you could put it in the fridge and have it last, but honestly he usually eats an entire plate and I can’t test that theory.
He calls it Snow on the Mountain, and as you can tell he likes a lot of snow! It is worth noting that my son and I practice what I call “Troll Cooking.” Which means we don’t measure much. Our recipes are usually “a glug of this, a glop of that, some of that stuff.” You may have noticed that during my Beef One Dish recipe. He worked hard to pay attention to some fairly close measurements for this, but it is so easy, don’t feel like you need to pull out the measuring spoons.
Snow on the Mountain
An easy and kid friendly recipe. SO simple to make the kids can even learn to make it themselves, and you can vary the taste in lots of ways, and it's no cooking required!
- 4 tbsp oatmeal If you have it use a flavored pack of instant for more flavor
- 4 spoons peanut butter (or other nut butter) just 4 globs, maybe 1/2 cup would be a good place to start
- 1-2 tbsp dry milk
- 1-2 tbsp honey
- raisins optional
- confectioner's sugar
Mix all of those ingredients. You want a firm dough. If it is to dry add a little honey or peanut butter. If it is to wet add a little oatmeal, sugar, or dry milk.
When you have the right dough roll it into balls. About the size of a quarter is good.
Sprinkle snow (aka powdered sugar) on top
If you want to dress it up, I’ve seen the same idea rolled in cocoa powder or crushed nuts! It’s a really versatile easy little recipe that a kid can even do themselves! He’s been making them himself since he was about 6. I do admit that the size and shape has gotten more controlled over the years though. It’s such a retro classic little recipe! Enjoy! And I know we would love to hear your comments below. Have you made something similar? Made his recipe and liked it?