2011 when we first got Mitt-Z

2011 when we first got Mitt-Z

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Honey Bears

These are like little balls of energy....My mom used to make these with me as a little girl, I still remember how fun it was.  She also used this recipe in her Kindergarten classroom and the class would do the measuring together as a lesson and then each kid would get to form their own balls and make a teddy bear.  When I make them now I just form small balls that are easy for kids to eat.  Kids love this snack but until recently I didn't notice how good it is for you.  I love that my own recipe is hand written in my brother's pre-teen handwriting (I remember when he rewrote his favorite recipes for my mom and gave her a cookbook for her birthday, somehow I ended up with the book) Makes me smile!

Here is the recipe along with illustration:

1/2 Cup Wheat Germ
1 Cup Powdered Milk
1/2 Cup Chunky or Smooth Peanut Butter
1/2 Cup Honey
1 tsp Vanilla

Hint (Wheat Germ is kind of pricey but if you keep it in the fridge and mind the expiration date you can get a few batches out of each can).

Mix together all ingredients, measure dry first then the sticky ones!

Scoop out even amounts of dough into your hands (I like to use a small cookie dough scoop)

Roll balls between your palms until smooth and not crumbly

Drop onto cookie sheet or in mini muffin tin so that they don't touch

                    Ellie uses the mini muffin tin and likes to make "teeny tiny ones for little mice"!

Freeze the Honey Bears for just 30 minutes or for as long as it takes you to eat them....usually just one day in our house!

Enjoy as an energizing snack with a glass of milk

So I did these pictures a few days ago, and couldn't wait to post this recipe so you could enjoy it too.  But then this morning I woke up to the bestest surprise from Scott.  He had our itinerary for Disneyland layed out on my bathroom counter! We are leaving later today and my mom gets to go too! OMG, I still can't believe it! Ofcourse I'll take lots of pictures and that will probably be my next post! YAY!  Oh yeah, we aren't telling Ellie till we get to the airport tonight, she tells us each day that we need to get back to Disneyland again, and today her dreams will come true! Wish us luck with the whole fam on a plane!

Here's one of me and my honey bear this morning!


  1. darling post. Omi is so excited to be included in Ellie's dream vacation.

  2. What an awesome surprise!! And I can't wait to make the little peanut butter balls! The pics were so cute Linds! I hope you guys have the very best time in Disneyland. Can't wait to read all about it!

  3. I am making honey bears tomorrow with Rayne, thanks for the idea!!! Have the most special time at Disneyland!!!!!

  4. How exciting!!! Have so much fun! What a good hubby!!!