I went to my childhood home on Saturday. As we were driving up to it, I told Clara that this is where I lived when I was her age. Her response was, “Oh, okay.” Then she thought about it a little while and said, “Do you still live there?” Ummm. No. So much for sharing. The whole Mommy had a life before my existence thing is just mind-boggling to a three-year-old.
Anyway, also the other day, I was paging through a cookbook and found a recipe very similar to a recipe that I used to make in that very same house. I think I learned it at Girl Scouts. Or maybe I took them to Girl Scouts. I know there was something to do with Girl Scouts attached to these. But, I knew that my girls would just love to eat them, and since I was in reminiscing mode, anyway, today was the perfect day. The book called for crumbled shredded wheat rather than wheat germ, but that was what I always used, so I switched it. These are super wholesome and yummy. They are packed with protein and fiber, not to mention cute.
Peanut Butter Bees
1/2 C.peanut butter
2 T. honey
1/4 C. -non-fat dried milk
2 T. sesame seeds
1/4 C. wheat germ (or crumbled shredded wheat)
Cocoa powder and sliced almonds for garnish
Combine all ingredients except the garnishes in a bowl and stir until completely combined. Shape into small ovals (about two dozen). Using a toothpick dipped in cocoa powder, make three stripes on top of each oval. Stick in to almond “wings” and serve to your favorite kids. Or eat them all yourself. They are super good.