So this afternoon I have a recipe that is perfect for children to make. Our two youngest girls made these fabulous little Muesli balls at the weekend with a little supervision and today they made them all by themselves. Hmmm – I think she thought I wasn’t watching!
1 Orange, Mandarin or Clementine
100g chocolate melted
a little icing sugar for sifting
Finely grate the peel of the orange or mandarin or clementine (whichever you have to hand) into a bowl and then squeeze in the juice.
Add the Muesli.
Pour in the melted chocolate.
Stir the mixture well, then shape into balls each about the size of a walnut and put them into baking cases.
Sift over a little icing sugar.
Leave in the fridge for at least half an hour before eating.
I love that my children are learning to cook from a young age and take an interest in what they are eating. These are so delicious for adults and children alike. The orange gives them a wonderful flavor and the darker the chocolate the more grown up they become. We used 70% cocoa chocolate and I could serve these after dinner to a group of adults – the only bad thing is they don’t last long – but then they are so easy to make I’ll just have to ask them to make another batch…..