chocolate, cranberry and chia seed cookies
Childrens' party packs are often filled with sweets and junk food - every parent's nightmare. Of course, a one off treat is no harm but here's an idea to try for your kid's next birthday party - a DIY cookie jar! It's so simple to make - you only need to add 3 ingredients easily found in your refridgerator/store cupboard.
benefits of a healthy diy cookie jar
- It encourages your kids to participate in food preparation.
- This activity is so simple they are out of the kitchen before they can create a mess.
- Children are eating healthful ingredients without realising it - oats, chia seeds, dried cranberries, dark chocolate. If you want to cut back on more fat intake, you can also substitute the butter with the same amount of applesauce/mashed bananas/prune puree.
howto make a diy cookie jar?
1/2 cup (60g) self-raising flour
2 tbsp (26g) brown sugar
1/3 cup (40g) oat flakes
2 tbsp (14g) chia seeds
1/4 cup (40g) dried cranberries
1/2 cup (135g) dark chocolate chips
WHAT YOU NEED
empty mason jar
Fill a mason jar with all the dry ingredients in the same order as listed above.
Cover the jar lid with some newspaper and tie a string around the neck of the jar.
Print out sticky labels with instructions on what to do.