Be sure to wash hands with warm, soapy water before forming the mixture into small balls. Feel free to adjust this recipe to your child’s dietary needs-- these are yummy when gluten, sugar and dairy free!
Skilly Spark: We have cereal for breakfast, don’t we? And you like jelly on your toast. We like to put peanut butter and jelly together in sandwiches. Ask your child - What do you think we can create with cornflakes and peanut butter mixed together? What kind of shapes do you think we can make? How do you think they will change when they’re mixed together?
Have your little one help you measure out all the ingredients. This is great practice for developing basic math skills.
Put the ½ cup cornflakes into a ziploc bag and zip it shut. Then, let your preschooler use their hands and fists to smash the flakes into small pieces, the smaller the better. Crush it!
Mix the peanut butter and jelly together in a bowl. Your preschooler can help you do this, too.
Stir in the powdered milk and 1 cup cereal. Mix these together well.This will become a rough dough that will be a little stiff, so you might have to help your preschooler with this part. You can also mash up the cornflakes, as you like.
Take about a tablespoon size piece of the mixture. Then mash it tightly and roll it into small balls, about 2 inches wide.
Roll each ball in crushed flakes. Snack on the spot or store them in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.