Sunday, February 3, 2013

Toddler Truffles #SundaySupper

Toddler Truffles

Happy day after Groundhog Day! Wait, that's not it.

It seems like there is something big planned for today...maybe a special game or something. We are not big sports fans around here. Many of our friends are attending Super Bowl watch parties but we don't even know who is playing. That said, we will be enjoying some amazing snacks! Never miss a chance to have some good food! We will be enjoying this recipe from the fabulous Toddler Cafe Cookbook. It is one of  my favorite cookbooks for the younger set as the recipes are not only healthy but innovative. I recommend the Swamp Soup.

Toddler Truffles

  • 1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts
  • 4 tbsp butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 2 eggs
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Butter a 8x8 baking dish. Add all but powdered sugar to food processor. Blend. Pour batter into prepared dish and bake 30 to 40 minutes. Truffles will pull away from pan when done. They will still be a little soft. If you are three and very impatient you can eat them straight from the pan. Or you can wait until it is cool and scoop out truffles. Roll into balls and dust with powdered sugar or cocoa powder. We mixed cocoa powder and PB2, which is a powdered peanut butter, to roll our truffles in this time. 

I can do it  myself!

She is the best egg cracker.

Maurene was my helper with this project. She has been helping in the kitchen since she was able to stand. Now, at age 3 1/2 years, she is perfectly able to measure, add, and mix ingredients for a yummy treat. They learn so well at this age, don't discount their abilities.

For some truly amazing Super Bowl recipes, check out what the rest of the #SundaySupper Team is making:

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  1. I don't know if my 19 y/o can crack an egg...Maurene is a pro! Great, healthy Super Bowl treat!!!

  2. Great idea!! I love that you used black beans!! Yum!! I think your little helper is so cute!! I'm with Liz, I have a soon to be 21 year old in the house and she never helps with the cooking. Instead I get requests, can you make this and that?

  3. I love the black bean base for these. Healthy and good. Yum!

  4. I can't believe these have beans as the base! YUM!

  5. I love the name of this dish...cute! And the black beans as the base is really interesting...I want to try!

  6. The black beans really took me for a surprise. I need to make them just to satisfy my own curiosity on how black beans make a sweet dessert. Interesting.

  7. I would love to try something like this with black beans in them. Great recipe. Love the name!!

  8. Surprised me with the beans! Great idea! Too fun! #SundaySupper

  9. Gosh I wish I knew your secret on how you get your kiddo's to help you so much in the kitchen!! I bet my daughter would love these!

  10. I was really looking forward to this, and it didn't disappoint!

  11. Love this!!! I was surprised to see the black beans in there but I am excited to give this recipe a try!

  12. Love that it uses black beans!So nutritious and a tasty treat for any occasion :)

  13. These sound and look so healthy !!! Black beans add so much texture to baked goodies, it's amazing. I have eaten baked goodies with black beans , but would you believe have never baked with them yet ? I must soon.

  14. So cool! I have made blackbean cupcakes, but I love the truffle idea!

  15. Oh I can't wait to try this with Morgan. I love that you used black beans, it works so well in sweet dishes but not many people do it.

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