The recipe is absolutely foolproof, quick, tasty and easy for very young children to do as you just mix all the ingredients together. And better still there is no baking required so if a little gets eaten during the process of making them it's not a problem. Similarly there is no agonising wait for them to be cooked before eating.
300ml rolled oats (porridge oats)
2.5 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp vanilla sugar (optional)
100g softened butter
Granulated sugar or coconut (to decorate the balls)
Put the decoration (sugar or coconut flakes) into a bowl. Then simply mix all of the other ingredients in a large bowl until combined. Once mixed take small handfuls and roll into little balls.
|Papa demonstrating the rolling technique|
|Coconut flakes are used to decorate the balls|
|Not all the balls make it to the plate|
|Counting the balls as they are made|
Then simply pack up a picnic basket and head for the local beach.