Friday, February 14, 2014

Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen #73: Chocolate Rocks

Time for Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen
(A weekly linky to share what you and your children have created in the kitchen.)


The linky is at the bottom.

This week I used another recipe I had found last week when looking for a recipe to go with the rock cycle. I found it over at Tastebook. It didn't really have anything to do with the rock cycle, but it showed up in the search because I searched for "Chocolate Rocks." These were quite tasty, and as you can see, they have quite a few healthy ingredients.


2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup apple butter
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup walnut pieces
3/4 cup raisins

We combined the flour, oats, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.

Then we melted the butter in a pan over medium heat.

After the butter was melted we stirred in the brown sugar, apple butter, eggs and vanilla.

Tabitha loves cracking the eggs. She is getting pretty good at it too.

We stirred until it was combined.

Then we added the flour mixture.

Last we added the chocolate chips, walnut pieces and raisins.

The dough needs to go in the refrigerator for 30 min to 1 hour. We actually left it in overnight because it was bedtime. I confess, I hadn't read the recipe all the way through, so I didn't know we were going to have to let it sit for a half an hour. 

This morning I scooped out the dough (about a heaping tablespoon per cookie) and placed it on the cookie sheet. We baked two cookie sheets at the same time, one on the bottom rack and one on the top. We baked them for 14 minutes at 375 degrees, switching them halfway.

Do you have your children help you in the kitchen?  What lessons do they learn? Do you have any kid friendly recipes to share?

I'd love to see your posts, whether you have done something this week or some time in the past. Just link up below. This is a weekly linky.

I am linking up to:
PhotobucketFull Time MamaMore the Merrier Monday

Melt in Your Mouth Monday
Try a New Recipe Tuesday at Home to Four Kiddos
The Gathering Spot at Mamal Diane
Friday Food Frenzy at Close to Home
Fantastic Thursday at Five Little Chefs
Foodie Friends Friday at Robyn'sView
Family Fun Friday at Happy and Blessed Home
Find a New Recipe Friday at Almost Supermom

And here is my Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen linky


  1. Thanks for hosting the party.

  2. I just wanted to say thank you for sharing all your MFW posts with tie in to food and fun! We are just beginning our Kindergarten journey and I am hoping to be able to refer here for some creativity.

  3. This looks so yummy. Looks like the kids had a wonderful time baking.


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