chalys 'n' J wrote:
Oh woul love a treat ball recipe please!! Any snack recipes are welcome - I struggle with the recess part of dds school lunch, she gets homemade stuff but it's always cakes and biscuits which are no good. All the packet snack things for lunch boxes are so awfully unhealthy so it's something I find difficult. They have fruit for brain food so she doesn't want it for recess as well.
Tricky Chocolate Truffles
1/2 cup pitteed dates
1 cup sultanas
1 tbspn boiling water
1 tbspn cocoa (I normally add a bit more than this)
1/2 cup skim milk powdeer
1/2 cup coconut
extra coconut for rolling
Place dates and sultanas in food processor til finely chopped. Add boiling water and blend then leave fruits to soak for 10 mins. Add cocoa, skim milk powder and coconut and blend til it forms a firm paste. Add extra tbspn water if needed.
Divide mix in half and roll into 2 long logs. Refridgerate for 10 mins until firm. Remove from fridge and roll in extra coconut. Use a wet knife to slice. Keep in fridge.
This an awesome recipe too from www.vegiesmugglers.com.au
½ cup milk (soy is fine)
½ tsp smoked paprika
1 zucchini, grated (peeled first if your kids hate green)
2 spring onions, finely chopped
2 cups grated cheese (cheddar is best)
1 cup self-raising flour
Preheat the oven to 190C. Line a baking tray.
In a large bowl, whisk together the milk and egg. Add the paprika, zucchini, spring onions and cheese.
Sift over the flour. Mix well (it becomes a thick paste). Dollop out portions. Bake for 20-25 minutes until deep golden brown and cooked through.
Store in the fridge in an airtight container for several days.
The vegie smugglers website also has a lunchbox planner (she has free samples online)