Purple Room Recipes!

Hello Purple Room families!

Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a good weekend and was able to get outside for some fresh air. Purple Room has many chefs in the making, so today’s activity includes some fun ideas for snack time that you and your child can make together! Baking is a great opportunity to teach your child about kitchen safety, as well as allow them to feel excited about the food they eat. The children love to mix, dump, and stir, so it also provides a fun sensory experience. Below are a couple of recipes that are easy and can be individualized so that your child can make the recipe their own.

No-Bake Oatmeal Energy Balls

  • 1 cup dry oats
  • ¼ cup peanut or sunflower seed butter
  • ¼ cup honey
  • Whatever mix-ins you want! (ie craisins, chocolate chips, crushed pretzels, dried fruit)
  1. In a medium bowl, mix together all the ingredients and stir well to combine. The mixture will be a bit sticky. Put in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  2. Scoop out about a tablespoon or so of the mixture and roll it into a ball using your hands. Repeat until all the mixture is gone.
  3. Store in the fridge to have snack for the week or freezer for longer!

Apple Donuts

  • Apples
  • Sunflower Seed or peanut butter (can also mix with cocoa powder to make chocolatey)
  • Rainbow sprinkles
  • Granola
  • Chocolate chips
  • Any other toppings your child likes!
  1. Slice one or two apples horizontally, about ½” thick (will need to cut the middle out after slicing to look like a donut).
  2. Have your child spread peanut or sunflower seed butter onto the “apple donut.” They can do this with a popsicle stick.
  3. Place toppings in small bowls and your child can pick out toppings they want to “decorate” their donut!


After all this baking, there may be a bit of a mess to clean up, so for a bonus activity, hand your child a sponge and put some dishes in a small bin with soapy water. They’ll have a blast helping clean!

Purple Room Team; Patty, Marlene, Lizzie, Lauren and Dan

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