Looking for a healthy Halloween treat? Try these protein-packed spider energy balls created by Amy at Yummy Toddler Food. And to add a little more fun, you can make it a Halloween snacktivity! Prep the mix and have your kiddo add legs and a face to the spider. This recipe makes around 12 balls.
Place the cashews, dates, and dried cherries into a medium bowl and cover with water. Let sit for about an hour to soft. Drain and pat dry with a paper towel.
Add the cashews, dried fruit, and Healthy Height powder to a blender or food processor, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed to form a paste-like dough. (If using a blender that came with a stick, use it here.)
Transfer mixture to a medium bowl. Stir in the graham cracker crumbs and cocoa powder. Chill for 15-30 minutes.
Use a tablespoon measuring spoon to portion into rounds. Roll into a ball. Add pretzel pieces to make legs and mini chocolate chips for eyes.
Store (without legs) in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. (Add legs just before serving.)
Nutrition to Help Kids Grow - and Sleep!
Every year our team of Pediatricians at Schneider Children's Medical Center have 20,000 visits from children with issues relating to growth. Our doctors wanted to find a non-invasive way to help children grow and the nutrition in our shake mix is the result of their efforts. The nutrition in our shake mix was shown in a clinical study to promote growth in 6 months, as well as improve sleep patterns in kids who take at least 1 serving per day.